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Rise of Troy: Buckeyes QB wins Heisman Trophy

Updated: December 12, 2006, 1:27 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Winning the Heisman Trophy was easy. The hard part for Troy Smith was staying composed.

To the surprise of no one, the Ohio State quarterback was a runaway winner Saturday night of the award that honors college football's best player.

Seconds after his name was called, he hugged everyone important in his life -- coaches and family -- let out a deep, deep sigh and headed for the podium.

"Normally, I'm pretty cool in pressure situations, but ...

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