College Football – The Heisman Effort

College Football – The Heisman Effort
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    This post is not a way to take away the great athletic abilities that Henry has on the field but we need to give credit where the credit should be emphasized.

    College football is a sport of inches, and if we add up all the inches that Christian McCaffrey gained over the competition we must all come to a general consensus.

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I’m not sure how to describe the aggravation I feel about this years Heisman trophy winner. Did Derrick Henry perform, and achieve to his utmost athletic caliber? There’s no doubt about his great achievements over this last NCAA season but this is where the degree of excellence should override just a season of standard rushing yards to gain the prize.

This post is not a way to take away the great athletic abilities that Henry has on the field but we need to give credit where the credit should be emphasized. College football is a sport of inches, and if we add up all the inches that Christian McCaffrey gained over the competition we must all come to a general consensus.

Lets take a look at the stats of the top two players that were invited to New York.

  • Derrick Henry – 1986 total yds 23 touchdowns.
  • Henry 1986 yards rushing.
  • Christian McCaffrey 3535 total all-purpose yards 12 touchdowns.
  • McCaffrey 1847 yards rushing.
  • McCaffrey 540 yards receiving.
  • McCaffrey 67 yards Punt returns.
  • McCaffrey 1042 kickoff return yards.
  • McCaffrey 39 yards passing.

http://search.espn.go.com/derrick-henry

http://search.espn.go.com/christian-McCaffrey

I’ll let the reader decide which way the outcome of the vote should have been determined. If I were an NFL scout, and I had these two great college athletes to pick from on draft day I know precisely who I would pick.

Let’s weigh in on a few more great feats that both of these athletes acquired this season. Derrick Henry Broke Herschel Walkers single season SEC rushing record, and Christian McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders record for all purpose yards.

Who had the better NFL career Walker or Sanders?

Again I am not stating Derrick Henry will not thrive in the NFL but when you look at the voting, and how the regions are broken up it appears there should be a realignment in how the votes are tallied, and also measuring the overall performance of the Heisman candidates.

This has been an awesome year of college athleticism, and the media outlets are buzzing. Do you think we should look at a new voting system for the Heisman? Should the fans have a say in the outcome? Do you think Henry was the outright winner? Or was McCaffrey cheated out on what was rightfully his trophy?

How about the timing of the vote, would the week of the Heisman be better timing where we can watch all the players in the running right up to their last game?

How does any of these candidates achieve such great feats to be considered for the Heisman Award? The answer is in the discipline and motivation they developed over time to be the best they can be. You can as well – to be the best in your area of expertise.

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Check out the links from ESPN above, and make sure you check out the highlight videos of both of these incredible athletes. If it’s all about inches instead of yards, keep an eye out for the runner up of this years trophy winner, he is something special, and really fun to watch.

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