This year's Heisman trophy will be presented on Saturday, December 12, 2009 on ESPN. There are five candidates who have all had spectacular seasons, but there is one athlete that is most deserving of the award.
That one athlete is Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He completely dominates teams, and makes teams think twice when they have to play Nebraska.
Bo Pelini has developed an outstanding defense at Nebraska, and the Blackshirts are back. Suh makes other players better on that defense, and gives that defense the dominant player they need.
Ndamukong Suh wins games for Nebraska, and without him, would they be a 9-4 team? It is hard to tell, but Suh really does change the defense and make this team better.
I can prove this too. Suh leads the team in tackles as a defensive lineman. He is constantly double and triple teamed, yet he gets to the quarterback. He has 82 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 26 quarterback hurries, 12 sacks, three blocked kicks, ten passes defended, and an interception.
He set a Big 12 Championship Game record with four and a half sacks. He also had 12 tackles, seven for a loss, and two quarterback hurries in that game. He was throwing Colt McCoy down at times, was getting chop blocked, double and triple teamed, and yet he still managed to get to the quarterback. Plus, Suh took the leading Heisman candidate going into that game, and dropped him from being the front-runner.
If those statistics are not good enough, I do not know what is. He is a complete defensive player, and is a strong asset the defense in every game. Isn't that what players that win the Heisman are suppose to do every game? I believe so, and I hope you do too. Suh deserves the award.
Suh also won the Nagurski, Lombardi, Outland, and Bednarik awards given away at the college football awards show.
It is up to the voters now to decide who wins the Heisman trophy, and it will be given out on Saturday, December 12th on ESPN.