Only one player can win the Heisman Trophy, and once voting season begins, it’s usually clear which two players have a chance to win it. Sometimes, it’s obvious in midseason who will be the only true contenders. The other players who some believe have a chance to win, especially in the preseason, are just distractions.
Which players in the 2013 preseason that are getting Heisman consideration will bow out of the race by midseason?
To narrow down the list of contenders, I consulted “The 2013 HeismanPundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Trophy Watch List (post-spring edition).” For those of you who are unaware of HeismanPundit.com, it’s a site created by Chris Huston, a Heisman voter himself. Some believe Huston is the foremost authority on Heisman predictions, and as a Heisman voter, few know as much as him about who has a realistic chance to win the award.
“The Heisman Pundit” made my job a little harder by listing the candidates alphabetically as opposed to a ranking format. It’s OK, because my job is to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Five guys who I think will be out of the race by midseason are discussed in the following slides.
I’ve listed the players alphabetically by surname.
Feel free to debate in the comments section below, but remember, I only considered the candidates on HeismanPundit’s watch list.