In 2007 Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy. I doubt a sophomore will win the Heisman Trophy again for a long, long time, but there are a few good sophomores in this year’s list of Heisman Trophy hopefuls. These are the 10 players that will probably be in the running for the Heisman Trophy, including two sophomores.
Percy Harvin, Florida Gators
Percy Harvin is a dark horse in the Heisman Trophy race. Not many players will make an impact receiving and rushing like Harvin and some Heisman voters might go to Percy Harvin with their vote when they decide they don’t want to vote for Tim Tebow two years in a row.
Pat White, West Virginia Mountaineers
At one point in time Pat White would’ve been higher on the Heisman Trophy hopefuls list but with the coaching change and all the turmoil around it the Mountaineers might falter a little bit.
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech Red Raiders
Did Tim Tebow make it ok for sophomores to win the Heisman Trophy? Or will they still have a hard time? If sophomores winning the Heisman Trophy do become a trend then there are few sophomores better than Michael Crabtree. Last year Crabtree was the first freshmen to win the Biletnikoff Award.
Mark Sanchez, USC
If USC beats Ohio State they could run the table again because they have their biggest games at home. But this isn’t the Leinart/Bush Trojans anymore. Mark Sanchez will get Heisman Trophy consideration for being USC’s quarterback but there are question marks on offense.
Sam Bradford, Oklahoma Sooners
Out of the sophomores I like Michael Crabtree better as a player but Bradford has a better shot at the Heisman Trophy. First of all Bradford is a quarterback and second of all Oklahoma will likely win the Big 12 ahead of Texas Tech.
Beanie Wells, Ohio State Buckeyes
If the Buckeyes can make it a third straight National Championship then Beanie Wells will probably be a Heisman Trophy candidate but I’m not sure Ohio State gets through the season with less than 2 losses.
Tim Tebow, Florida Gators
If the Heisman Trophy was decided on performance alone then there is no reason to think Tim Tebow can’t be the best player in the nation again. But will the Heisman Trophy voters vote for him two years in a row? I think at the very least Tim Tebow has to wait until his senior year for another Heisman Trophy because the voters definitely don’t want a situation where he’s got a shot at a third Heisman Trophy if he comes back next year.
Chase Daniel, Missouri Tigers
Chase Daniel is one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the nation and he is on many Heisman Trophy hopefuls list. My only concern is that I still don’t completely buy into Missouri and as we know a team’s performance has everything to do with winning the Heisman Trophy.
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have had a dynamite offense for years and they’ve never really been taken seriously. But with Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree they have something even more special than usual. If Graham Harrell can lead Texas Tech past Texas and Oklahoma he’ll definitely be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
Knowshon Moreno, Georgia Bulldogs
Most people think that the Georgia Bulldogs are the best team in the country, so why wouldn’t their best player be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy? The only problem with Knowshon Moreno’s Heisman Trophy chances is that the Bulldogs play a very tough schedule.