Can you tell which one is which?
Manziel took our breath away with his performance in his first collegiate season. He locked up the Heisman Trophy Award after single-handedly taking down the Crimson Tide in Week 11.
And after dismantling Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, he’s hands-down the early favorite to win the bronze once again this December.
However, he will have his hands full with competition. Ohio State QB Braxton Miller will have eligibility working to his favor, and another 12-plus win season could make things very interesting.
Clemson’s Tajh Boyd is always prepared to put up big numbers, while Chip Kelly’s return to the sidelines will propel Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas’ chances.
Teddy Bridgewater proved his worthiness after beating up No. 3 Florida in the Sugar Bowl, A.J. McCarron will be working on a fourth ring, and JaDeveon Clowney has already guaranteed to bring a stiffarm trophy to South Carolina.
It’ll definitely be a year to remember, and there’s no lack of talent. Here is my list of early Heisman favorites.
|So.||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||5,116 total yds | 47 TDs|
|Jr.||Braxton Miller||QB||Ohio State||3,310 total yds | 28 TDs|
|Sr.||Tajh Boyd||QB||Clemson||4,410 total yds | 46 TDs|
|So.||Marcus Mariota||QB||Oregon||3,429 total yds | 37 TDs|
|Jr.||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||3,718 pass yds | 27 TDs|
|Jr.||De'Anthony Thomas||RB||Oregon||1,757 AP yards | 18 TDs|
|Sr.||A.J. McCarron||QB||Alabama||2,933 pass yds | 30 TDs|
|Jr.||JeDeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||54 tackles | 13.0 sacks|
|Jr.||Ka'Deem Carey||RB||Arizona||1,852 rush yds | 23 TDs|
|Sr.||Aaron Murray||QB||Georgia||3,893 pass yds | 36 TDs|
|Sr.||Stefphon Jefferson||RB||Nevada||1,883 rush yds | 24 TDs|
|Jr.||Marqise Lee||WR||USC||1,721 rec yds | 14 TDs|
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