Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Top Ten Heisman Trophy Contenders for 2010

The Heisman Trophy is most prestigious individual award to win in college football and possible in all of sports. It has the ability to change one young man’s life forever. Here are my top ten contenders for the award this season.

1. RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
Ingram is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy again, and he will be playing for the number one ranked team when the season opens. But there only has been one back to back winner and that was Ohio State’s Archie Griffin back in 1974 & 1975. Also Trent Richardson will take some carries away from him as well.

2009 Stats: 1,658 rushing yard 17 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns.

2. QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
Arkansas will be a better overall football team this season, he plays in the SEC; he has a big arm and some good weapons around him, all points to him having a Heisman run in him. The only issue will be Arkansas needs to be one of the better teams in college football for him to get the hype he needs to win the award.

2009 Stats: 3,627 passing yards 30 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.

3. QB Jake Locker, Washington
Locker is one of the best overall athletes in college football, the issue is that his team only won five games last year and be a Heisman Trophy winner you have to lead your team to more victories. Washington has a more experienced offensive line and some veteran receivers from him to throw to this year and the team should win more games then five.

2009 Stats: 2,800 passing yards 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 388 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.

4. QB Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State
Pryor is a great overall athlete and finished last season with a great Rose Bowl game and comes into the season as the established quarterback on a top five ranked team, all good signings to be an early favorite for the Heisman.

2009 Stats: 2,094 passing yards 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 779 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.

5. QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
Boise State will be one of top rank teams coming into this season and Moore is a huge reason for that. He finished 7th in last years Heisman voting, and could earn a trip to New York this year.

2009 Stats: 3,536 passing yards 39 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions.

6. QB Case Keenum, Houston
Keenum had a huge season last year, the nation’s leading passer who threw for 5,000 yards for the second consecutive season. He had plenty of Heisman consideration last season, and if the team does well again he will this season as well.

2009 Stats: 5,671 passing yards 44 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

7. QB Jacory Harris, Miami
Harris showed last season he has the ability to be a big time quarterback. With a game at Ohio State early in the season, he will have his chance to make his Heisman moment with a big win and if he plays great. Even if Miami loss there he should have them in contention for the ACC title and a BCS bowl game.

2009 Stats: 3,352 passing yards 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

8. RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
Rodgers is a big time talent and if Oregon State can mange to compete for the Pac 10 title and trip to the Rose Bowl again like they did last year then Rodgers has a good shot of making it to New York.

2009 Stats: 1,440 rushing yard 21 rushing touchdowns, 78 receptions for 522 yards and 1 touchdown.

9. QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
Johnson is a very talented quarterback and has a chance to be the number one pick in next years NFL Draft, but to win the Heisman he needs to have Texas A&M competing for the Big 12 title and needs to beat Oklahoma or Texas and possible both.

2009 Stats: 3,579 passing yards 30 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. 506 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns.

10. RB Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
Last year, Lewis as a freshman finished third in the nation in total rushing yards. He will be a sophomore this season and the last three Heisman winners have been sophomores when they won it, so it is a possibility.

2009 Stats: 1,799 rushing yard 17 rushing touchdowns, 25 receptions for 189 yards and 1 touchdown.


  1. What about christian ponder florida state has one of the best olines and another year under this system he seems to be getting better every year. He's has a real good shot at the heisman

  2. Very good point and I think he does have a shot... he just didn't make my top 10.. I wonder how good FSU will be this season, after some down years... I know they have a very good freshman class coming in and Ponders has some good weapons around him... I think he is a dark horse.