2016 Heisman Trophy Predictions

In choosing who will join the list of Heisman trophy winners, I have a problem. The problem is there are so many good college football players that it going to be hard choosing my favorites, but I’m going to give it my best shot. So here’s my top 5 players in college football who have a great shot at winning the Heisman.  Vegas looks like they agree since boydsbets.com has these as the best odds to win the trophy.

1. Deshaun Watson – QB, Clemson Tigers

This is an all-around great player. He’s the quarterback for Clemson who seemingly can do it all. Extremely athletic with a great arm. He leads a team that returns 8 starters and even though the Tigers have lost a bunch of talent on defense they still will do well. They are ranked 2nd in the country and will get a lot of TV exposure.  If he can win a national title, he might go down as having been on one of the best teams ever.

2. Leonard Fournette – RB, LSU Tigers

Fournette is a big bruising running back that will rack up huge numbers this year. He racked up an incredible 1000+ yards by the first 7 games of the year in 2015, only to be shut down by Alabama and gaining only 31 yards. Overall, I believe that Fournette will give Watson all the competition for the Heisman. In all, Fournette has over 1900 yards. He is going to be running strong with the football and could win it all by the end of the season.  If he can take LSU to a title he might go down as one of the best college players of all-time.

3. Christian McCaffrey – RB, Stanford

Christian finished as a runner in Heisman voting last year, and the Cardinals have lost offensive lineman that have opened gaping holes for McCaffrey to run through. The one thing that will keep Christian in the thick of the Heisman running is that he is going to get a lot of national exposure since the Cardinals are ranked 8th the the country. He is an all around talent, and I believe he will a runner up again.

4. Baker Mayfield – QB, Oklahoma

This is one player who should’ve gotten an invite to the Heisman trophy ceremony. He threw for 3700 years and 36 touchdowns. Those are astounding numbers for a former walk-on the the program. Extremely athletic with a strong and accurate arm. I believe he will be in Heisman contention.

5. Dalvin Cook – RB, Florida State

Dalvin is without a doubt, the most talented running back in the ACC. He rushed an average of 7.4 each time his hands touched the ball. He is an outstanding back that has the great ability to make the first defender miss. I believe he will be at the Heisman ceremony this year.

Best College Football Players of All-Time

There is no doubt that college football is exciting, and there are some amazing players that can be found as part of college football history. Some of the best are listed down below, as well as what they were known for and the ways they have played the game. Some of the best in the game are listed down below.

+ From all states
+ Long period of time from the 40’s until the present
+ The Champs of the game
+ Won the Heisman

10 Tony Dorsett, RB – Totaled 6,526 yards and 59 touchdowns rushing, while adding 42 receptions for over 400 yards. He makes the list due to his style and his expertise on the field.Tony Dorsett He was the great Dallas Cowboy and the Heisman award winner for Pitt in 1976. Dorsett had lots of excitement associated with his name in Pittsburgh.

9 Jim Thorpe, RB – Another football great who makes the rankings of the top 10 of all time would include this great player of native American extraction. He led his team at Carlisle to an 11-1 season, thus earning a place in history as one of the greatest to play the game even if it was back in the time of “leather heads.”

8 Tommie Frazier Nebraska, RB – Is one of the best in college football history A former corn husker. His stats are impressive, and is widely credited with the best run in college football history. In 1995 the star led his team to championships RB 268 248 160 1,460 stats as reported.

7 Tim Tebow, QB  – The graduate of the University of Florida has had mixed results in his professional career however, while at Florida Tebow threw for an impressive two SEC Championships and two National Championships, while winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007. This is making him one of the best college quarterbacks of all time. Plus, he was the captain of one of the greatest teams ever.

6 Doak Walker, RB – Another ball player who cracks the top 10 as being one of the top college players of all time, although not exactly a current household name is Doak Walker, RB an SMU player who won the Maxwell Award in 1947 and the Heisman trophy in 1948.

5 Red Grange, RB – Illinois won the Heisman. He was nicknamed the Galloping Ghost.A great running back He was a Heisman Trophy winner, and one that many people have seen and heard form in all times.

4 Archie Griffin, RB – Another player to crack the top 10 would be the well known only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy Archie Griffin RB. He rushed for 5,589 yards and 26 Archie Griffin. He is one of the best running backs of all time.

3 Roger Staubach, QB – The great Dallas Cowboy player was also one of the best college players of all time. He was a former Midshipman from the Naval Academy. Staubach Thre1,474 yards and seven touchdowns for Navy, a was a Heisman award winner

2 Barry Sanders, RB – was a running back who played only one season of college ball for Oklahoma State but ran for over 2,000 yards.  He definitely made ESPN’s list of 9 best RB’s of all time.

1 Hershel Walker, RB – The top spot in terms of rankings and college stars would go to RB Hershel Walker, from Georgia. Walker was a three-time All-American, and rushed for 5,259 yards and 76 touchdowns. He played in several Iron Bowls, which is one of the best games of all time.  This is making him the best of the best.

Best College Football Teams of All-Time

College football season is the most exciting season in all sport. There are so many great college football teams that are scattered throughout the country, but here is my top ten list of the best college football teams of all time.

1. 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Such a powerhouse team. They were loaded with so much talent. What was worse for opponents was opponents knew they were going to run the football and still averaged over 400 yards rushing per game. There was so much talent on the team that they 10 All American players since they weren’t near as good as the other starters.  Tommy Frazier led the way and he’s one of the all-time great QBs.

2. 2001 Miami Hurricanes

I still think that Nebraska was #1, but there was a talent level on this team that most football fans have heard of. Clinton Portis, Andre Johnson, Jeremy Shockey, Frank Gore, and that is just a few. On this roster, you could find at least 6 Pro Bowlers. They are close to Nebraska, but I’ll keep them at #2.  ESPN even had them no. 5, which seems drastic.

3. 2006 Texas Longhorns

Vince Young quarterbacked this team. He was one of the greatest college players of all time in my opinion. He lost so much talent from a year earlier, and he led this team to an incredible season. The 2006 Rose Bowl was an incredible game to watch which was won by Texas.

4. 1992 Alabama Crimson Tide

Their defense was key to their success. The numbers of allowing only 9.3 points per game and 50 yards rushing per game are unheard of. This defense could arguably be the best that ever took the field.

5. 2005 USC Trojans

Any team with Reggie Bush in the backfield would have been a great team. He may be the best college football player in history. They did have a great defense by allowing less than 9 points per game. They did win two championships in a row, but lost the third. Still, they are my #5 pick.

Greatest Games in College Football History

The 2016 college football season promises to be one of excitement, hope, and promise. Fans and spectators will watch for five months as teams clash against each other to reserve their spot in football immortality. While looking forward to the upcoming match-ups and games, lets take a look back at the top ten games in college football history. When comprising this list, I focused on the entertainment factor and overall significance to the sport.

#101984 Orange Bowl – Miami 31, Nebraska 30
This legendary game spring-boarded the “U” sensation that swept college football. In 1983, Howard Schnellenberger helped revive a struggling Miami Hurricane football program and led them into football folklore. The Cornhuskers scored with just 48 seconds left in the game to pull within one point of holding off the Hurricanes. However, Miami stuffed the two-point conversion and waltzed away with the victory.

#91946 Army vs. Notre Dame – Army 0, Notre Dame 0
Before the invention of college football overtime, there was this thing called “ties”. The most famous tie of all time belongs to Army against Notre Dame. A game that featured four Heisman Trophy winners resulted in the breaking of Army’s 25 game winning streak and eventually led to Notre Dame being named the National Champion.

#81991 Miami vs. Florida State – Miami 17, Florida State 16
Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles suffered heartbreaking defeat from their cross-state rivals. The “Wide Right” curse came to fruition during this game when Seminole kicker Gerry Thomas sent a 34-yard game winning field goal just right of the uprights.

#71968 Harvard vs. Yale – Harvard 29, Yale 29
One of the greatest comebacks of all time resulted in Harvard overcoming a 22 point deficit to lead campus newspapers to proclaim that Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

#62007 Appalachian State vs. Michigan – App State 34, Michigan 32
For the first time ever, a FCS team upset a ranked FBS team. The #5 Wolverines were shocked at their own stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

#51971 Texas Christian vs. Baylor – TCU 34, Baylor 27
In the first half of this game, TCU coach Jim Pittman collapsed and died on the sideline. At halftime, the losing Horned Frogs were informed and came back to win for the memory of their fallen coach.

#42013 Iron Bowl – Auburn 34, Alabama 28
With one second remaining in a tied game, Auburn returned a missed field goal over 100 yards to beat their rivals.

#32003 BCS National Championship – Ohio State 31, Miami 24
This game had it all. Two superstar running backs facing off in an epic double-overtime victory for the Buckeyes. The game defining play of the night, however, proved to be a pass interference call on Miami’s Glenn Sharpe that swung momentum into the Buckeye’s favor.  This was one of the all-time great teams getting upset.

#22006 BCS National Championship – Texas 41, USC 38
Despite losing the Heisman Trophy to USC’s Reggie Bush, Vince Young and the Longhorns won an iconic #1 vs #2 showdown that resulted in perhaps the most entertaining football game ever.  Some of the best players to ever set field in college football played here.  SB Nation has this as the 3rd best of all-time in terms of strengths of teams in the matchup.

#11969 Texas vs. Arkansas – Texas 15, Arkansas 14
This game was dubbed the “Game of the Century” by ABC and was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of college football. It would also happen to decide both the Southwest Conference Championship and the National Championship. So what could make this game bigger? President Nixon’s presence gave this game a feel like no other game ever. Texas pulled off a fourth quarter comeback victory and President Nixon proclaimed the Longhorns as National Champions.