Five CFB Players To Watch in 2012
Posted on 12/12/2011 11:18:07 PM
On Saturday, Robert Griffin III was awarded the 2011 Heisman Trophy. RG3, the electric junior quarterback from Baylor had a great season this year, throwing nearly 4000 yards and 36 TDs. Not only was he great this season, but has been consistent throughout his college career, throwing for over 10,000 yards and 77 TDs.
Here's a list of five players who will most likely be in the running for the Heisman for 2012.
Denard Robinson, QB Michigan
Robinson has got some great things going for him that will help his chances at winning the Heisman next year. Not only will he be a senior next year with an impressive resume, but he'll also remain part of Brady Hoke's team which is back on the radar because of his winning ways.
Tyrann Mathieu, CB LSU
Mathieu, who was in the running for the Heisman this year, looks to be a great candidate next year. Mathieu, also known sometimes as The "Honey Badger" seems to have an uncanny ability to find the ball and make the play against all odds. With 420 yards in punt returns, and two incredible interceptions this year, Mathieu is definitely in the running for the 2012 Heisman.
Tyler Wilson, QB Arkansas
The great thing about Wilson is that although he'll be losing key wide receivers like Jarius Wright and Joe Adams, Wilson never struggles with finding the open receiver. He led the SEC with 3,422 yards passing and 22 touchdowns in 2011.
Montee Ball, RB Wisconsin
Ball, who was hardly thought to be in the running for the Heisman this year, surprised everyone with his record-setting campaign. Although he was overlooked, Ball scored an incredible 38 TDs this season, rushing for 1,759 yards. Ball, if he doesn't go pro next year, would be starting as a senior, and if he does he looks to be a great candidate for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina
Before he injured his knee, Lattimore had a very good chance at being the 2011 Heisman winner. Lattimore has shown time and time again that he has the ability and potential to remain a lead rusher in the NCAA. With 2015 rushing yards, 30 TDs in 20 career games, Lattimore will continue to lead South Carolina's offensive to more TDs as he starts as a Junior for the Gamecocks next season.
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