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1:27PM EST December 4. 2012 - The Heisman Trophy race is shaping up to be one of the closest in the award's 78-year history.
On the day the Heisman Trust announced Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein as the three finalists for the award, the final survey of 37 USA TODAY Sports Media Group voters Monday revealed a dead heat between Manziel and Te'o.
Manziel received 85 points in the final survey compared to 84 for Te'o. Klein was third with 36, the only other player with a two-digit point total.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
It's ridiculous Teo is anywhere close to Manzell. There are more than a few LB's in the SEC with better stats than him. He needs to GTFO. But this is the same group that voted Charles Woodson over Peyton manning. Too many concussions in that room IMO
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
There are LB's all over the nation that had a better year than Teo. He has no business being a finalist. Its between Klein and Manzeil.
The Butkus and Nagurski voters disagree. Name one linebacker that even came close to Te'o in interceptions.
USA today poll consisted of voters mostly from Midwest and northeast. Their poll isn't sampled accurately and not a true reflection of where the race stands.
Didn't know interceptions were the only part of football.
He won because he plays on a highly overrated ND team that will get throttled in the NC game. Alabama is no Pitt. Alabama is a little better than Purdue. Alabama would make BYU cry before halftime. ND needed overtime and had to pray for a missed field goal. Teo is a product of the Notre Dame name. A name that hasn't meant much in the last 24 years.
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
you sound really butthurt
Te'o is a great football player. But he's not the most outstanding in college football imo.
Manziell better win. Theres no question he is the best player in college football.
- Te'o was selected by a panel of 51 coaches, recruiters, scouts and journalists coordinated by Pro Football Weekly.
- Te'o has recorded seven interceptions in 2012, which is tied for second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total interceptions. He has set a Notre Dame single-season record for most interceptions by a linebacker. In fact, no FBS linebacker in the past 11 seasons has collected more single-season interceptions than Te'o. He has generated nine total turnovers (seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries), which is tied for the most of any FBS player. Te'o has actually played a role in 11 of the 23 turnovers forced by Notre Dame's defense in '12. In addition to the seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries, he has hurried two quarterbacks on plays that directly resulted in interceptions.
-Te'o already became Notre Dame's 186th All-American first team selection (AFCA). A National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation and finalist for the Heisman Trophy, Nagurski Award, Lombardi Trophy, Maxwell Award, Bednarik Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Lott Trophy.
When Herschel didn't win it as a freshamn, I never thought any freshman would ever win it. I was wrong. Johnny Football is something else.
Or do I just speak common sense? There are better linebackers that had better seasons in college football that aren't up for the Heisman. Is that true or false?
Do domers really believe that Teo is worthy of winning the Heisman? Do they believe he's the best defensive player in the country? Hell, he's not even the best player on that D.
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
Here you go domers...
the heisman trust link?
or the post with 3 quotes from other link I provided?
I won't be shocked if he does not win.
He's an awesome player, wish people would give him credit
And yet I still don't think he's the most outstanding player in college football. The 9 TO's is impressive, but not as impressive as 43 TD's and 4600 yards imo.
He is a great player, everyone admits that but there's a difference between a great player and legitimate Heisman winner. Also, you didn't answer my questions...
was just providing there mission, thats it.
let's see how the voters vote...
sorry teacher that I did not answer your question.
the defensive leader on the #1 team in the country, that got voted the best LB in the country makes me not question why he's one of the 3 finalist.
This post was edited by irishyoung 19 months ago
go fvck yourself.
there was a reason why I did not answer you in the first place but I decided to
Yeah it would be crazy to think he is the best defensive player in the country.
How does Nix have better stats than Te'o?
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