The Heisman Trust surprised the country with only three finalists being selected to attend the award ceremony this year in New York. It was a clear-cut decision that led to Johnny Manziel’s win, but what about next season?
Guys like Kenjon Barner and Braxton Miller joined the Heisman discussion to finish the season. Marqise Lee will be back at USC, and a number of other names will appear from the shadows as the new year approaches.
No defenders will be in the early discussions, but Manti Te’o proved that a player can come out of nowhere to become a contender—no matter the side of the ball they play on.
There are a handful of rising stars in the game that could earn invites to the Big Apple next year to sit alongside Manziel during the 2013 award ceremony. This is a look at the possible 2013 Heisman finalists.