This season, there aren't too many locks for Heisman Trophy consideration. Many of the original candidates have fallen to the bottom of the barrel, leaving a wide-open case for several other players who are having a terrific college football season.
With USC quarterback Matt Barkley likely out of the running, the school has begun a campaign for sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee. The Trojans have put together a compilation of his 2012 highlights that features plenty of jaw-dropping plays—a strong case for why Lee should at least receive an invite to New York.
Lee has been, without question, the top receiver in all of college football, racking up 88 receptions in just nine games. He is currently second in the country with 1,286 receiving yards and is first in the Pac-12 with 12 receiving touchdowns. Lee has also been a force on special teams, averaging over 29 yards a kick return and taking one the distance for a touchdown.
If that weren't impressive enough, the sophomore also broke a Pac-12 receiving record in a game against Arizona, where he finished with 16 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns.
While USC hasn't lived up to expectations as a football team this year, Lee is a big reason why the Trojans are still in the running for a Pac-12 title.