The Top Five Heisman Contenders of 2008-2009

David KuykendallCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2008

I noticed that there are not many articles about the Heisman this year, so I decided to write my own.  I'm going to name my top five finishers and tell you who will win it at the end.

1. Tim Tebow

He won the Heisman last year with a great season, being the only player to pass and rush for a TD in every game.  He definitely is the frontrunner in this race.

What are the factors working against him?  He will have to be even better this year than last year and more than likely win the SEC to win the Heisman this year.


2. Pat White

He has won the Big East twice in his three years of playing, and he has never lost to an OOC team.  He is electric and there isn't a defense in the nation that has been able to stop him when he has been healthy.  He currently is the best active player on the all-time list and the BCS era list, and that includes Tebow.

The things that work against him are injuries.  When he is healthy, he is unstoppable.  When he is injured, the team tends to fall off track.


3. Chase Daniel

He is the real thing.  He can run and pass, and he is one of the best at both.  He is almost a shorter, faster version of Tebow, but with a better arm and more experience.

The things working against him are his height and team.  Both are problems that he seems to have overcome.  Still, his team could hold him down since he plays the toughest schedule of my Heisman contenders.  It may be just a tough year for Daniels.


4. Michael Crabtree

Crabtree is the best WR I have had the experience of watching.  While I think Percy Harvin is just as good, he is also older.  Michael Crabtree is a sophomore this year, and he is amazing.

What works against him is his schedule.  I don't think it is a big problem unless TTU is not bowl-worthy, which isn't going to be the case.  He is a WR and has the advantage of not being the game decider and getting "brownie" points when he makes a big catch or play to win the game.  He doesn't lose much if they lose to Texas or one of the Big 12 powerhouse teams.


5. Chris Wells

"Beanie" is a playmaker and has what it takes to score every time he touches the ball.  I see him as the savior of the Buckeyes and a big factor in the game with USC.

Not much will hurt his chances, but I am not sure how much help he will have to have.  11 good games and everyone else has nine good games, he will have to survive this season to win a Heisman.


Well, this is the end of my article, and I reveal my winner now.  The Heisman trophy goes to...

Pat White!

I know all you Tebow fans will not like this, but I take the position that if White doesn't run out of bounds like he did the second half of last season, he won't have many injuries.  Without the injuries he is the best in college football.

Here are three dark horses if the aforementioned players have problems: Noel Devine, Knowshon Moreno, and Percy Harvin.

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