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2012 Stats: 79-for-118 Passing, 1,074 Yards, 7 TD; 98 Rushes, 510 Yards, 10 TD
Collin Klein may not get the attention that Braxton Miller, Manti Te'o and our No. 1 on this list get on a weekly basis, but he has been the second-best player in college football in 2012.
He has led this Wildcats team to unexpected heights in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches' polls, and he has likely done the same with regard to the BCS standings, soon to come out.
He could lead Kansas State to a Big 12 championship and potentially a BCS National Championship Game. Stats are one thing, but being the reason his team wins a conference championship and is playing in a national-title game would be huge for Klein's Heisman hopes.
For example, three out of the last four winners played in the BCS National Championship Game after winning the trophy: Sam Bradford (2008), Mark Ingram (2009) and Cam Newton (2010).
He is a dual-threat quarterback that could steal this Heisman trophy away from the No. 1 on our list.