Heisman Watch

By Eric D.Graham, BASN Columnist
Updated: August 30, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA, (BASN)—In the beginning of every college football season, there is one question everybody wants to know?

Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

Despite the popularity of the award, however the Heisman Trophy is not necessarily given to the best player in college football.

Traditionally, the Heisman is given to an offensive player. But rarely, if never, does it go to someone, who plays defense.

For this reason, the Heisman usually is given to a high profile quarterback or an outstanding running back.

This year, the formula remains the same.

Why? Because, the top three candidates in the race for the Heisman are quarterbacks. They include: Andrew Luck (Sanford), Landry Jones (Oklahoma) and Kellen Moore (Boise State).

Even though, these three quarterbacks are getting most of the media’s attention, the Heisman selection committee should also keep their eyes on (RB) LaMichael James (Oregon), (RB) Trent Richardson (Alabama), (RB) LaMarcus Lattimore (South Carolina), and (WR) Justin Blackmon (Okla.St.)

So, with that said, what is the formula to winning the Heisman?

In order to win the Heisman, a player, of course, must put up some great numbers.

Because regardless to what people say, stats, do matter.

Besides, people lie.

But, the numbers don’t.

Remember that.

And even though, football is the ultimate team sport, individual accomplishments are awarded when the Heisman trophy is being considered.

Along with the numbers, a Heisman candidate must also, make big plays during nationally televised games against good teams.

Let me emphasize that—- against GOOD TEAMS.

And to be brutally honest, in a player’s quest for the highly-acclaimed bronze bust, a little showboating is allowed.

In other words, when the spotlight is on, perform without hesitation.

This means, if you are small, play bigger.

And if you are bigger, make everybody else look smaller when you step on the field.

And of course, always win the game.

Because losing is not an option.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt to play in the BCS National Championship game.

If you do all of that, the Heisman trophy, maybe in your trophy case at the end of the year.