There may be some questions surrounding when the votes go in, if the vote was closer than it should have been and perhaps if the order for the runner ups was correct. I don’t think, however, that there should be any question about this year’s Heisman Winner, Mark Ingram.
Ingram—the third straight sophomore to win the award after the first 72 awards excluded underclassmen—was Nick Saban’s most dependable weapon and carried the Tide's offense at critical times throughout the season.
His stats are not the most prolific ever and perhaps not even the best across the board this year but when his team needed it and when it mattered this guy just flat out would not be denied.
Ingram compiled 1864 yards of offense and led the nation with 29 runs of over 15 yards. Yet the most impressive stats are what he did against Alabama’s five ranked opponents.
In those games, he averaged over 200 yards from scrimmage with over 60 percent of it coming AFTER contact! He also averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had 27 runs for 10 yards or more.
Finally, Ingram defines dependability, in 429 opportunities he has fumbled just one time.
So despite the temptation to see Tebow off with a final accolade or to make amends with Colt McCoy for two past runner-up finishes the voters got it right.
Congratulations Mr. Ingram, you are a fine representative for your school and for college football. Just make sure the Heisman jinx doesn’t follow you to Pasadena!
Now that we have that behind us, who won some of the other prestigious Awards this year? Continue on to the next slide to find out.