Last year I thought Houston's Case Keenum was getting the Heisman shaft. This year it's Nevada's Colin Kaepernick that's getting stiff-armed from the Heisman ceremony in New York. I think it's a shame that a player that has put up the kind of stats Kaepernick has can't even get in the conversation. I'm not saying he would win. Just think about this though. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore had a very good year, is a Heisman finalist. Kaepernick and his Nevada squad handed the Broncos their only loss of the season. I'm not saying Moore shouldn't be a finalist, but on the strength of that game alone he should at least be in the conversation.

Another thing. Peep the stats. This season Kaepernick ran for 1,184 yards and 20 touchdowns. He passed for 2,830 yards with 20 touchdowns against 7 interceptions. Do the math, that's over 4,000 yards of total offense. Comparable to Heisman frontrunner Cam Newton's stat sheet. But Kaepernick can't even get a whiff of New York unless it's on a Rand McNally map. What makes him any different than Newton. I guess since Newton had a bigger stage and did it in more spectacular fashion Kaepernick is a mere afterthought. I'm not knocking Big Cam, but the very best deserve to be considered for the Heisman. Just because there is more of a spotlight for some players doesn't mean others with less pub shouldn't get credit.

To me the Heisman is becoming no more than a sham. There should be more players considered and just because a certain players talents are on display more than others doesn't mean great seasons shouldn't be recognized. 
By Chris Edwards


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