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Heisman watch 2000

Check out TSN's College Football Awards Results

December 11, 2000

Final Voting Results

Player School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Chris Weinke Florida St. 369 216 89 1628
Josh Heupel Oklahoma 286 290 114 1552
Drew Brees Purdue 69 107 198 619
LaDainian Tomlinson TCU 47 110 205 566
Damien Anderson Northwestern 6 20 43 101
Michael Vick Virginia Tech 7 14 34 83
Santana Moss Miami 3 9 28 55
Marques Tuiasosopo Washington 5 8 10 41
Ken Simonton Oregon St. 1 5 12 25
Rudi Johnson Auburn 3 1 9 20

December 4, 2000

By Matt Hayes
The Sporting News

QB Josh Heupel, Oklahoma, Sr.
Last week: 24-of-44, 220 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT; 11 carries, 9 yards, 1 TD vs. Kansas State.

Season: 280-of-433, 3,392 yards, 20 TD, 14 INT; 70 carries, 144 yards, 7 TD.

Obstacles: His numbers aren't nearly as impressive as Chris Weinke�s, and his production has dipped over the last month. He could've won the award with a breakout game against K-State. Instead, it was a push.

Strike the pose: He�s the quarterback for the unbeaten, No.1-ranked team. Let�s face it, the Sooners are a 6-5 team without him and his value is immeasurable. Is that enough to overcome Weinke�s late push?

QB Chris Weinke, Florida State, Sr.
Last week: Regular season complete.

Season: 266-of-431, 4,167 yards, 33 TDs, 11 INTs.

Obstacles: He�s 28 years old. You�re fooling yourself if you think age is not an issue. Fair or not, many voters are turned off by a player who would already be eligible for an NFL pension.

Strike the pose: What more can he do? He wins big games, he has big numbers and his team could win back-to-back national titles.

QB Drew Brees, Purdue, Sr.
Last week: Regular season complete.

Season: 286-of-474, 3,393 yards, 24 TDs, 12 INTs; 95 carries, 516 yards, 5 TDs.

Obstacles: Inconsistencies hurt him from the start. He was all but out of the race early on, then came back, then stumbled again.

Strike the pose: Purdue is in the Rose Bowl for the first time in 34 years. One look at the postgame celebration in West Lafayette after the Indiana win said it all: The Rose Bowl is sweet consolation.

RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Texas Christian, Sr.
Last week: 26 carries, 174 yards, 1 TD vs. SMU.

Season: 402 carries, 2,158 yards, 22 TDs.

Obstacles: The WAC factor has been a hurdle all season. He simply couldn�t get enough momentum because TCU never played anyone -� other than Northwestern in mid-September -- that mattered.

Strike the pose: He�ll be the feel-good story at the Downtown Athletic Club: The player who led TCU�s return to prominence.






PAST WINNERS
1999 Ron Dayne
1998 Ricky Williams
1997 Charles Woodson
1996 Danny Wuerffel
1995 Eddie George
1994 Rashaan Salaam
1993 Charlie Ward
1992 Gino Torretta
1991 Desmond Howard
1990 Ty Detmer
BY SCHOOL
  • Notre Dame (7)
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  • BY CONFERENCE
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  • Conference USA (4)
  • Ivy League (3)
  • WAC (2)
  • ACC (1)
  • Mountain West (1)
  • A LOOK BACK
    1975 Archie Griffin: The only two-time winner.

    Archie Griffin will forever be known as the only player to win the most coveted amateur sports award twice. During his senior season at Ohio State, Griffin extended his school record of consecutive 100-yard games to 31, and finished his career by rushing for 5,176 yards. He beat out California tailback Chuck Muncie to win the award, and edged Southern Cal tailback Anthony Davis a year earlier. Legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes once said Griffin was the greatest player he'd ever coached. Griffin is currently an associate athletic director at Ohio State.




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