|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 highlight
|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 twice.
|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 denied.
|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
|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.