The Heisman is generally reserved for skill position players.
There is a definite bias favoring quarterbacks as well.
Since 2000, nine quarterbacks have won the award including Cam Newton's Heisman winning campaign in 2010.
The other two winners were running backs Mark Ingram and Reggie Bush who was forced to vacate his trophy after allegations that he received illegal gifts during his playing days at USC.
A defensive player hasn't won the award since University of Michigan star Charles Woodson in 1997.
However, this season, Tyrann Mathieu has made a very strong case to be the surprise winner of the vaunted award.
Here are five reasons why the corner ought to get serious Heisman consideration...