Right off the bat, the Heisman Trophy is a disgusting lie. It claims to be an award given to the most outstanding player in collegiate football, yet rarely gives the award to the most outstanding player.
The Heisman Trophy actually goes to the most outstanding quarterback/running back/wide receiver in collegiate football who touches the football, because there have been many years that dominant defensive players have been ignored in favor of guys who touch the ball. Mostly quarterbacks.
Though the Davey O'Brien Award is supposed to go to the most outstanding collegiate quarterback, the Doak Walker Award goes to the best collegiate running back and the Fred Belitnikoff Award goes to the best collegiate wide receiver, the Heisman has now become all three of those awards rolled up into one.
The Maxwell Award can also be accused of falling into the love-fest trap. While several defensive players once won their award—one that claims to go to the best football player in the United States—Hugh Green was the last defensive player to win it in 1980.
While the 2010 awards only dispute comes down to the honesty of their front runner, a quarterback of course, there have been many seasons in the past inferior players were given this trophy instead of the most outstanding player in collegiate football.
Here is a look back at the Heisman Trophy Awards disrespect to college football and the players who participated in it.