|Heisman Trophy Recipe For Success
What are the ingredients Heisman voters look for?
|BCS AQ Conference: Not since Ty Demeter won the Heisman at BYU in 1990 has a
Heisman Trophy winner come from a school that's not currently in a BCS conference. BCS
conference schools gain the weekly spotlight by dominating the TV networks and the
|The Right Position: The last two decades have only produced three Heisman winners that
weren't positioned as a QB or RB. Tim Brown 1987, Desmond Howard 1991 and Charles
Woodson 1997 broke the mold. Now with each "passing" year, it has become an award
taken home by quarterbacks. Since the year 2000, a QB has won the award every year but
|Breathtaking Stats: Despite Tim Tebow being a sophomore in 2007, Heisman voters
could not deny the 59 Td's he accounted for including an SEC record 22 rushing Td's. Not
even Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson put up those kind of numbers. When QB Cam
Newton rushed for 1,409 yards and 20 TD's in 2010, his bid for the award was not to be
|A National Title Contender: It's a trend that's gaining momentum as recent winners (Troy
Smith, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart Jason White, Mark Ingram and Cam Newton) had their
teams positioned for a national title game appearance when the Heisman voting was
conducted in mid December. In 2011, both LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama's Trent
Richardson were both finalist and in the BCS Championship Game.
|Buzz and More Buzz: Without the Hype going into the season, it's nearly impossible for a
player to gain the voters attention: With player specific promotional websites and
aggressive marketing campaigns launched by a Heisman candidates particular school, it's
essential to start the season with "Heisman Hype" to match "Heisman Talent!."
|Defining Moment: Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass against Miami was a defining moment his
Heisman season. 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram sealed the deal with a breakout
performance against Florida in the SEC Championship Game.
|Quarterbacks that can run: Tim Tebow won the Heisman as a sophomore because of
his record-setting and stunning rushing stats. Cam Newton 2010 and Robert Griffin III were
dual threat QB's as well.