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Mark Ingram Wins Heisman Trophy


NEW YORK – In the tightest vote in the 75-year history of the Heisman Trophy, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark 2009-heisman-candidatesIngram, shown in center of photo, won the award.

Ingram, the Flint, Michigan native may have gathered several votes last week after he led his team to a lopsided 32-13 victory in the SEC Championship game over Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators.

Running Back Toby Gerhart of the Stanford Cardinals came in second, just 28 votes behind Ingram.

Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy was considered the favorite but would leave New York without hardware on this night but will be vying for a bigger prize on January 7 when his team plays in the national championship game against Ingram’s Tide.

Other nominees were past Heisman winner, Tebow and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Bradford Considers Having Surgery


OKLAHOMA – ESPN reported that last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Sam Bradford (AP Photo/Ty Russell)is seriously considering having season-ending surgery on his injured shoulder.

Bradford has missed a majority of the season and when he tried to make a comeback last week, lasted just two series of downs before leaving the field aggravating the injury further.

The Sooners entered the season focused on making a run for a national title but those dreams were shattered in one snap of the ball. The Sooners currently sit at the cellar of the AP Top 25 with a 3-3 record and are struggling to earn a decent bowl bid.

While we watch Bradford’s stock in the NFL 2010 Draft drop like a Wall Street crash, it makes me reminisce about the day Mark Sanchez announced he was leaving the USC Trojans and opting to join the draft.

At the time, USC Coach Pete Carroll showed some displeasure at the press conference and said Sanchez “made a bad choice”.

Since then, Sanchez has been the starting quarterback for the New York Jets, playing under a contract fat enough to support even the family members he has never met ($60 million with $28 million guaranteed).

Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford who went No. 1 overall in last year’s draft is another player who left campus early. Stafford who is currently rehabbing a knee injury suffered this NFL season is the starter for the Detroit Lions and playing with a $72 million contract ($41.7 million guaranteed).

While Bradford contemplates going under the knife with a cloudy future and Sanchez and Stafford cash their checks every week, I would like to now ask Mr. Carroll who he thinks made a “bad choice”.

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