Tennessee Volunteers Football: How Tyler Bray Can Contend for the 2012 Heisman

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Tennessee Volunteers Football: How Tyler Bray Can Contend for the 2012 Heisman
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You have to go back 16 years to find a "pocket passer" from the SEC that won the Heisman Trophy. In 1996, Danny Wuerffel won the University of Florida's first Heisman since his head coach Steve Spurrier's thirty years prior.

Since then, two SEC quarterbacks have won the Heisman—Tim Tebow and Cam Newton—but both were considered "dual-threat" quarterbacks.

The Southeastern Conference has won 11 Heismans in total. However, the University of Tennessee has yet to produce a winner. Tennessee fans will argue about the 1997 Heisman race for the rest of time, but no Volunteer has been awarded the trophy.

As we get ready for 2012, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray enters as one of the most interesting players in the country. He has all the measurables of a marquee quarterback but is still a relative unknown on the national stage.

Here are six ways Bray will be able to contend for the Heisman this fall.

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