My Heisman Vote
Posted November 22, 2011
I recently received my letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust listing in great detail how to cast my Heisman ballot. Vote for three different candidates, here's how to access the on-line site, here's your password and ballot number. I'm lucky number 313. I have to have my three candidates in by 5pm EST, Monday, December 5, 2011.
In the final paragraph, in bold letters it reads. The Heisman Trust would like to remind all electors that it is against our policy to publicly release their ballot selections. Heisman electors should keep their votes confidential until after the Heisman announcement.
Since I can't give specifics of my final three, which I have yet to select, I can give you how I plan to determine my top three. First, I'm not a believer of giving the Heisman to the best player on the best team. I will vote for the best player.
Did this player lead the nation in any statistical category? Where does he rank? What kind of competition did he play against? Was he successful against the better teams on their schedule? What's the record of his team?
There is also the eyeball test. I have seen at least one full game from all of the candidates on my list.
So I have 11 players from 11 different teams and put together their stats along with their team's record and strength of schedule. There are 7 quarterbacks and 4 running backs on my list and I have them in no particular order. I will say Russell Wilson didn't make the cut.
There are two more weekends of football until my ballot is due with plenty more yards to gain and important games to win.