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College Football Underclassmen with Best Shot to Win Heisman Before Graduation
Associated Press
Could two-way star Myles Jack of UCLA be the next underclassman to win the Heisman?

The Heisman is a young man's trophy.

Though seniors still make up the bulk of the trophy's 79 winners since 1935, over the past decade, the underclassmen have taken over when it comes to winning the award given to college football's top player. Things have skewed even younger the past two seasons, with Johnny Manziel and then Jameis Winston winning as redshirt freshmen.

Until Tim Tebow in 2007, no player with more than one year of college eligibility won the award, and that started a run of three straight sophomores taking the trophy.

Because of this, we can no longer just look to the junior and senior classes for Heisman candidates. Though there are plenty to choose from, the crop of underclassmen who could vie for the Heisman over the next few years is as plentiful as ever.

Taking out reigning Heisman winner Winston, here's our look at the 10 underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) with the best chance to claim the trophy between now and when their college careers are over.

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