Clemson senior Running Back C.J. Spiller, one of the most talented players in the nation, was not invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony that is scheduled for this Saturday 12 December 2009. Florida QB Tim Tebow, last seen crying after Florida's loss to Alabama has been invited. This, however this is a grave injustice, Tebow did not have a great year and this award is not supposed to be for career accomplishments. The NFL Draft Dog.com staff had an informal vote and C. J. Spiller won the voting, Tebow did not even collect a single vote.
A human highlight film, CJ Spiller is one of the fastest, most elusive runners in college football. Spiller has dramatically affected games in so many ways this year. Ranked #4 in the nation in all purpose yards with 1145 rushing yards, 445 receiving, 210 on punt returns and 708 yards on kick off returns. He has scored touchdowns in almost every conceivable way, 4 touchdowns receiving, 4 on kick returns, 1 on a punt return and 11 TDs rushing. He has recorded an amazing 2,508 all purpose yards and is one of the fastest players in college football. Spiller was named the ACC player of the year and in the ACC title game Spiller was named that game's MVP rushing for 233 yards and 4 TDs. He recorded 301 all purpose yards.
My personal favorite is Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. If the Heisman Trophy is going to continue to be legitimate then the best player in college football needs to be strongly considered. Suh has been utterly dominant and will likely be the first player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. Defensive tackles rarely led their team in tackles, but Suh does with 77 total tackles. Suh has also been ultra productive this season recording 1 interception, 10 passes defended, 12 sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 12 quarterback hurries and 3 blocked kicks. Suh was the best player on the field in the Big 12 title game setting a record with 4.5 sacks, a team high 12 tackles with 7 being for a loss. Nebraska lost the game, but the Cornhusker defense was outstanding, holding the high powered Texas offense to just 13 points.
In all likely-hood, Alabama junior RB Mark Ingram will win the 2009 Heisman Trophy. He (Ingram) made a very strong case for winning the coveted Heisman Trophy by his fantastic performance against Florida. Alabama destroyed a very solid Florida team 32-13 and won the SEC Championship. The Tide will now play Texas for the National Championship. Ingram Made a lot of his yards on second effort and he juked a couple Gators out of their socks. Ingram carried the ball 28 times for 113 yards and 3 TDs, he also caught 2 passes for 76 yards. He has had a very good season rushing for 1,542 yards and 15 TDs, he has also caught 30 passes for 322 yards and another 3 TDs.
Stanford senior RB Toby Gerhart has also been invited to the ceremony, he is a man among boys, big, strong and much faster than what most people think. Stanford is having an excellent season, but Gerhart is completely dominating. He leads the nation in touchdown runs by a large margin with 27 TDs and he is currently ranked second in the nation in rushing with 311 carries for 1,736 yards.
Texas QB Colt McCoy has an outside shot at winning the Heisman. He started the 2009 season just as he finished it last year, consistent and excellent. The Longhorns are undefeated and will play for a national championship against Alabama where they will be heavy underdogs. Except for the last game against Nebraska, McCoy has been fantastically consistent this year, he has thrown for 3,512 yards and 27 TDs. McCoy was stoned against Nebraska however and couldn't handle the pressure getting sacked numerous times. He only scored 13 points, threw for 184 yards and was picked off 3 times.