If getting nominated for the Heisman Trophy, even if the winner is a foregone conclusion, doesn’t get you Bro of the Week honors I don’t know what does. The ceremony is tomorrow so we decided to highlight the candidates in the week’s edition of Bros of the Week.
4. Kellen Moore
A Heisman front-runner from Week 1, Moore, like his Boise State team, came up a bit short at the end of the season. O.K., he probably wouldn’t have won it even if his kicker didn’t miss those two field goals. But he had a pretty solid season even though he played against sub-par competition all year.
By the Numbers: 3,506 Passing YDs; 33 Passing TDs; 5 INTs
3. Andrew Luck
Stanford's quarterback had a great season and probably a Heisman-worthy season if it wasn’t for Cam Newton. He’s heading to the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 and might be the most NFL-ready QB heading into the draft, should he decide to go.
By the Numbers:: 3,051 Passing YDs; 28 Passing TDs; 7 INTs; 438 Rush YDs; 3 Rush TDs
2. LaMichael James
James leads the nation in rushing and is leading Oregon to the National Championship game on January 10th. He won the Doak Walker Award as the best running back in the country but once again Cam Newton will be spoiling James’s Heisman hopes on Saturday.
By the Numbers:: 1,682 Rush YDs; 21 Rushing TDs; 169 Receiving YDs; 1 Receiving TD
1. Cam Newton
I know there is a ton of controversy surrounding Newton and his latest interview didn’t help, but this dude can flat out play football. Some even consider him to be having the greatest single season of all time. He put up six touchdowns in the SEC championship, won the Maxwell and O’Brien Awards last night, and will most likely walk away with the Heisman unless any of the allegations are proven to be true in the next 24 hour.
By the Numbers:: 2,589 Passing YDs; 28 Passing TDs; 6 INTs; 1,409 Rush YDs; 20 Rush TDs
Check out when all of the nominees will be playing their bowl games on our Bowl Schedule.