Most Underrated Heisman Hopefuls
I have seen a lot of Heisman lists on Bleacher Report and on ESPN.
Most of them have the following players on their list:
So I decided to shy away from the top candidates and talk about the others who have a shot or should have a shot at the Heisman.
Take into affect this players are not "underrated" they are just not getting as much hype as the players who are currently sitting at the top.
Some Heisman lists do have Keenum in the top five and his average spot is the number five spot.
Statistically speaking Keenum is by far the superior quarterback compared to the others.
Here are his stats:
325/458 with a 71% completion percentage
28 TD's 5 INT's
And he has had 3 games were he has thrown for over 500+ yards
Also he has 41 Rushing attempts with 95 yards and 3 TD's
Call him a system quarterback or knock him because of the teams he plays but the stats are impressive enough to earn him a spot in New York.
Moore is an integral part of the Boise State Broncos undefeated run and current #7 BCS ranking.
Moores statistics are pretty good compared to McCoy's and Tebow's (passing wise). Yes Boise might not be playing the teams those two but it's still pretty impressive.
Here are his stats:
181/268 with a completion percentage of 67.5%
27 TD's 3 INT's
He also has 1 rushing TD
Gerhart might not be on a winning team but that isn't what the Heisman is about it's about the individuals performance and Gerhart has been doing pretty well at that.
Here are Gerharts stats:
233 Rushing Attempts
Gerhart also has had only two games were he has hasn't gained 100+ yards and those games were both loses.
Gilyard is a key target for Tony Pike and his backup up Zach Collaros.
He has been averaging 7.2 receptions per game and 100 yards per game.
Gilyards overall numbers are as follows:
He also has 1 rushing TD and one punt return TD.
Masoli has lead the Ducks to the number spot in the PAC-10 despite their one loss to Stanford.
Masoli's passing stats are as follows:
118/197 with a 59.9% completion percentage
9 TD's, 2 INT's
His rushing stats are as follows:
He missed one game so far this season and has 2 less passing TD's then Tebow. Also he has 87 less rushing yards.
Masoli is somewhat even with Tebow stat wise and he isn't even a thought in the Heisman Race.
All of these guys should have a shot at the Heisman and could be in the top 5 but Keenum's Houston Cougars have one loss, Gerharts Stanford Cardinal have three loses, and Masolis Oregon Ducks have two.
Overall I think Moore or Keenum could find their way in the top 5 especially after Notre Dames loss to Navy.
This is what the Heisman website stats about who is a candidate:
All statistics courtesy of ESPN.com