There are many front runners for the Heisman and usually it ends up with all talk about the SEC or the PAC 12. This year some of the best players in the country are participating in the Big 12. Yes I said it, the Big 12.
At the beginning of the season I picked Tavon Austin from West Virginia as my Heisman sleeper and he hasn’t done anything to prove me wrong thus far in the season. In fact he is the only player on the Mountaineers who hasn’t lost their big game playmaking ability.
Let’s take a look at the front runners.
6. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Austin is a playmaker. He is by far the best player on the field when he plays. He can beat you in a variety of ways. He’s dominant as a kick returner, as a receiver, and he is the undisputed leader of the Mountaineers. Even though Geno Smith gets a lot of the praise, Tavon Austin is the key to the offensive engine in Morgantown.
5. Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
If you haven’t seen this kid play, consider it an injustice. All he does is make plays and make people pay for even looking at a football. What is even more impressive is that the Irish haven’t given up a single rushing touchdown this entire season. If that stat holds true for another two weeks we might have to move this kid up to number one.
4. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Miller is as steady as they come at the quarterback position. He can make all the throws and he is the key to the success that Ohio State has had this year. Miller is starting to feel the heat and injuries are starting to pile up. If he goes down, so does Ohio States chances of going undefeated. Even though they aren’t playing for a national championship, I get the feeling they have their own agenda about winning and losing games.
3. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Sure the kid has had a few bad weeks but the reality of the situation is that Barkley might just be the best pure quarterback in the country. Expectations have been high on him his whole career and he has held up his end of the deal most of the time. Take away the fact that he is throwing to two future first rounders and I might have put him higher on my list.
2. A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
Like it or not the kid isn’t flashy but all he does is win. He isn’t going to hurt his team and he isn’t going to make a ton of mistakes. The kid already has a national championship under his belt and if things go the way that they should, he might get a chance at a repeat.
1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Optimus Klein is a beast. From a Heisman standpoint, Klein couldn’t have had a better day on Saturday, when he set season highs with 323 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. He single handedly bumped Geno Smith out of these ratings and quite frankly has placed himself and his team on the national stage. It will be interesting to see how this continues and if Klein can maintain the excellent play at quarterback.
There is the list.. Feel free to comment in any way.
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