Thursday, December 11, 2008

Heisman Snubs!

While Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow have been put under the spotlight for arguably the most coveted individual trophy in college sports there are a few other players whose performances this season should have at least earned them a trip to New York this weekend. These guys didn’t receive an invite not because of on field performance but because their teams didn’t achieve the level of success that the Big 3 did.

Graham Harrell, Texas Tech Quarterback – Harrell has the biggest gripe of anyone out there. He passed for 4,747 yards and had 41 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions. He led the Red Raiders to an 11-1 record including a dramatic game winning drive over the then top ranked Texas Longhorns. I have no idea why he isn’t in New York.

Shonn Green, Iowa Running Back – Like most Heisman snubs Green is a victim of team performance. He rushed for 1,729 yards this season, scoring 17 touchdowns and maintaining a 6.2 yards per carry average. In the Hawkeyes upset of Penn State he crossed the goal line twice and rushed for 114 yards.

Javon Ringer, Michigan State Running Back – Ringer was the workhorse for the Spartan’s offense. He led the nation in carries with 370 and still had a very respectable 4.3 yards per carry average. He rushed for 1,590 yards this season and scored 21 touchdowns.