The Heisman race always starts during the preseason with the top players from the top teams in the country compiling the early list of candidates.
By season's end there are always darkhorse candidates that we never expect to see, and this coming year should be no different. There are 10 players that showed this fall that they have the talent to make a Heisman run.
Last year was the year of the freshman and defender. This season will be the year of the non-AQ school finalist. There is a wealth of skill talent at the mid-major level and those guys are becoming household names with the widespread television coverage of college football.
Look for these 10 names to find their way into the discussion before the 2013 season concludes.