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|Denard Robinson generated some Heisman buzz in 2010 and he could do so again this season.|
Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan came in third, one spot ahead of Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien. Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, who missed the season's final two games after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, and Badgers defensive end J.J. Watt each received one first-place vote.
It was an odd year, considering that running backs have dominated the award, winning 44 times since Illinois' Harold "Red" Grange claimed the first in 1924. But the best a running back could do this season was garner a single second-place vote. It went to Michigan State's Edwin Baker, whose rushing total of 1,187 yards was trumped by Illinois' Mikel Leshoure (1,513).