Every year the SEC produces many breakout gridiron warriors.
The last two Heisman winners were hardly viewed as “great” before their dominant, award winning seasons. Cam Newton only had a few sentences written about him in Auburn’s preseason media guide. Former Alabama running back Mark Ingram performed well in his freshman season, leading the Tide in rushing touchdowns, but was nowhere near the Heisman watch at the beginning of 2009.
These two exploded onto the SEC scene in a year where they would win the ultimate individual award, as well as the ultimate goal in college football. Both players led their team to a perfect 14-0 record and will be forever revered in football history.
Now let’s take a look at who I believe will be the next breakout star for all the SEC teams.