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Friday, December 13, 2002
Who gets your Heisman vote?


After all the debate and discussion, arguments and stat comparisons, someone is going to walk away with the Heisman Trophy on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). Check out the quick capsules on each candidate below, and click on their names for more in-depth stats. Then vote in the poll to the left to see who you, SportsNation, thinks should get the nod.

HEISMAN FINALISTS
Brad Banks, QB Iowa
Banks may not have been a household name at the start of the season, but he alleviated that problem by posting the second-highest QB rating in Division I (166.08) and leading the Hawkeyes to a 11-1 record (8-0 in the Big Ten) and a BCS bowl berth.
COMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
155258 236960.1254
Ken Dorsey, QB, Miami
The holder of seven University of Miami records, Dorsey also has set three Big East Conference career records -- for passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. He has led the team to a second straight undefeated season and national championship appearance with victories over Florida, Florida State and Virginia Tech.
COMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
194350 307355.4 2610
Larry Johnson, RB, Penn State
Johnson became just the ninth player in Division I-A history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season when he unleashed 279 yards in the first half of the Nittany Lions' 61-7 regular-season finale against Michigan State. He rushed for more than 250 yards in a game four times this season.
ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS
2512015 8.020 39341
Willis McGahee, RB, Miami
Ken who? McGahee finished the season with school records in rushing (1,686 yards) and scoring (27 touchdowns) and broke Miami's single-game TD record by scoring on TD runs of 1, 4, 3, 10, 1 and 31 yards in the Hurricanes' 56-45 win over Virginia Tech.
ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS
2621686 6.427 24350
Carson Palmer, QB, USC
Palmer has managed to catch the interest of those on the East Coast, thanks to his eye-popping stats. He averaged 334.4 passing yards per game over the last six contests, including a 425-yard, four-touchdown outburst against Notre Dame in the final game of the regular season.
COMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
288458 363962.93210