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Saturday, December 12, 2009
McCoy, Suh end up third, fourth in Heisman balloting

By staff

The Big 12 was unable to produce a second consecutive Heisman Award when Alabama's Mark Ingram won the award Saturday night.

Ingram claimed the award in the closest balloting in the history of the award, beating out Toby Gerhart of Stanford by 28 points.

Ingram, a sophomore, became the first player in the history of the Alabama program to win the Heisman.

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy finished third and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fourth.

Suh claimed the Southwest region that encompasses much of the Big 12's regional footprint. He also posted the most points in history by a defensive player.

Oklahoma's Sam Bradford claimed the Heisman Award last season.

It marked the second-straight season two Big 12 players attended the ceremonies in New York City.