Monday, December 7, 2009
Suh, McCoy among Heisman finalists
By ESPN.com staff
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy are among five finalists who have been invited to New York City for Saturday's Heisman presentation.
The two players couldn't be coming into the presentation with more disparate performances. Suh set a Big 12 record with 4.5 sacks and a team-high 12 tackles in a 13-12 loss to McCoy's Texas team in the Big 12 title game. McCoy struggled with a season-worst three interceptions and was sacked nine times, but still led the game-winning drive.
Other finalists include Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, Alabama running back Mark Ingram and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
The Heisman organizers got it right by inviting the five best players.
I've been talking to writers across the country today. Many -- if not most -- still were undecided today before they made their votes.
Suh's late charge has really caught the attention of Heisman voters. But I would still be surprised if a defensive player wins the award, even if he has been the nation's hottest player down the stretch.