Dec 10, 2011; New York, NY, USA; A detail view of the 2011 Heisman Trophy awarded to Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (not pictured) at the Marriott Marquis in downtown New York City. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Week 12 Heisman Watch

After the backlash I received following my anti Klein for Heisman article last week, I am proud to announce that he is still not on my list. While I respect what Collin Klein has done this season in Manhattan, I am still not sold on sending him from the Little Apple to the Big Apple.  There is a new quarterback on the list, and his name is Johnny Football. I compared the two quarterbacks last week, stat for stat. Klein did not copare last week, and in my mind, still doesn’t.

Johnny Manziel was a big winner over the weekend, and he is inching closer to a real shot at becoming a Freshman Heisman winner. He not only added to his stellar resume, but took down the best team in college football in the process.He made The Crimson Tide defense look slow, and that is no easy task.

Kenjon Barner is a stud. He runs with a purpose, and put up huge numbers in the process. He can slash, bounce to the outside, be given an inch and take 99 yards, then sit out the rest of the game and still have more impressive numbers than most. He is the most exciting runner that I have seen in college football since Reggie Bush.

Marquise Lee is the most explosive wide receiver in college football. He runs perfect routes, and can take a 15 yard slant to the house. He even displayed rushing skills against Arizona State last Saturday, gaining 66 yards on 6 attempts. He also gained 161 yards receiving in the Trojans win.

Manti Te’o added another interception to his resume against Boston College. He only had 5 tackles on the day, but again, he is the reason that Teh Fighting Irish are a top three team. Te’o is the best defensive player in college football, and he is still on this list because of it.

Braxton Miller would be a lot higher on everyones list if his Buckeyes were eligible for BCS rankings. He has led his team to a 10-0 start, and has put up great numbers throughout the season. Look for Miller to make a trip for the ceremony in December.

Tags: Heisman Watch Johnny Manzi Kenjon Barner Manti Te'o Marquise Lee

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