Top Five 2010 Heisman Candidates and Hopefuls

When determining the Heisman Candidates for 2010, one of the leading factors is numbers. So which players have the numbers to be in the top 5 Heisman Hopefuls for the 2010 season?

Heisman Hopeful Candidate Cam Newton Watch 2010

Since the writing of this hub, boy things have taken a turn! Although not originally in the top five 2010 Heisman Candidates and hopefuls list, Cam Newton has managed to blow past all the other players originally at the top.

With Cam Newton's stats, defeat of Alabama and securing their place for the SEC championship, can they really deny him what he has clearly earned this year?

Even with scandal and all the bad press, it seems unlikely that it will keep Cam Newton from being the top 2010 Heisman Hopeful Candidate.

Do you have your Cam Newton jersey yet?

2010 Heisman Hopeful-Denard "Shoelace" Robinson-Michigan Quarterback
2010 Heisman Hopeful-Denard "Shoelace" Robinson-Michigan Quarterback

Heisman Hopeful Denard "Shoelace" Robinson

During the preseason voting for Heisman Candidates for 2010, Denard Robinson quarterback for Michigan received absolutely no votes.Today, he is a near-unanimous choice in the first regular season Heisman Hopefuls watch-list.

Denard "Shoelace" Robinson has been the dominating force offensively for the Wolverines who are currently 5-0 for the 2010 season.

Leading the nation in rushing averaging over 180 yards per game in addition to throwing for just over 1,000 yards and seven TD's, it is no wonder Robinson is leading the pack for a Heisman Candidate.

Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is quite possibly the most incredible player in the nation, and is by far the front-runner for the 2010 Heisman Trophy if he keeps up these stats.

2010 Heisman Candidate Hopeful Kellen Moore Boise State Quarterback
2010 Heisman Candidate Hopeful Kellen Moore Boise State Quarterback

Heisman Hopeful Kellen Moore

Boise State's quarterback Kellen Moore is Robinson's next closest opponent throwing for 1,069 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Moore has lead the Broncos to a perfect season so far with huge wins over both Virginia Tech and Oregon State.

His success on the field has earned him 28 total points towards the Heisman Trophy.

LaMichael James Oregon Running back 2010 Heisman Hopeful
LaMichael James Oregon Running back 2010 Heisman Hopeful

Heisman Hopeful LaMichael James

Being second in the nation for rushing, LaMichael James of Oregon had blazed his way for being a Heisman Candidate for 2010.

James led the Duck's against Stanford running over 250 yards and putting up three touchdowns for the win being broadcast on prime time, giving him the in he needed for the Heisman Hopefuls watch-list.

Terrelle Pryor Ohio State quarterback 2010 Heisman Hopeful
Terrelle Pryor Ohio State quarterback 2010 Heisman Hopeful

Heisman Hopeful Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor is clearly the offensive leader as quarterback for Ohio State having thrown for 12 touchdowns.

Although Pryor has had some problems when it comes to his passing games, he still is on the watch-list for the 2010 Heisman Candidates and has more than enough time to redeem himself.

So don't discount Terrelle Pryor just yet, there is still half the season to go before it gets down to the wire for the Heisman Hopefuls.

Mark Ingram Alabama Running back Heisman Candidate 2010
Mark Ingram Alabama Running back Heisman Candidate 2010

Heisman Hopeful Mark Ingram

After missing the first two games of the season, Alabama's Mark Ingram is still hanging on to being a Heisman Hopeful for 2010.

He looks strong after knee surgery recovery but after only gaining 47 yards and 2 touchdowns against Florida, he will have to step up to the plate to stay on the 2010 Heisman Candidates watch-list.

It will be interesting to see how one of Alabama's most powerful running backs rounds out his season considering he will be sharing the carries with fellow teammate Trent Richardson.

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Cameron Newton Auburn Quarterback Heisman Candidate 2010Andrew Luck Stanford Quarterback Heisman Hopeful 2010Patrick Peterson LSU Cornerback 2010 Heisman HopefulRyan Broyles Oklahoma Wide Receiver 2010 Heisman Candidate
Cameron Newton Auburn Quarterback Heisman Candidate 2010
Cameron Newton Auburn Quarterback Heisman Candidate 2010
Andrew Luck Stanford Quarterback Heisman Hopeful 2010
Andrew Luck Stanford Quarterback Heisman Hopeful 2010
Patrick Peterson LSU Cornerback 2010 Heisman Hopeful
Patrick Peterson LSU Cornerback 2010 Heisman Hopeful
Ryan Broyles Oklahoma Wide Receiver 2010 Heisman Candidate
Ryan Broyles Oklahoma Wide Receiver 2010 Heisman Candidate

Other Heisman Hopeful Candidates for 2010

The next four players round out the top picks for the Heisman Hopeful Candidates for 2010. They are definitely not out of the running just yet with half of the season to go, so keep a watch on these up and coming players. Here are the players finishing out the 2010 Heisman Hopeful Candidate watch-list and their current key statistics that got them there:

  • Cameron Newton-Auburn QB-57-of-87 passing, 928 yards, 12 TDs, 4 INTs, 474 yards rushing (6.2 avg), 5 TDs
  • Andrew Luck-Stanford QB-93-of-148 passing, 1,253 yards, 13 TDs, 4 INTs, 202 yards rushing (8.1 avg), 2 TDs
  • Patrick Peterson-LSU CB-15 tackles, 2 INTs; 23.26-yard average punt returns, 2 TDs; 28.2-yard average kick returns
  • Ryan Broyles-Oklahoma WR-46 catches, 518 yards receiving (11.3 avg), 4 TDs

Favorite Heisman Trophy Winner

Who is your favorite recent Heisman Trophy winner?

  • 2009 Mark Ingram
  • 2008 Sam Bradford
  • 2007 Tim Tebow
  • 2006 Troy Smith
  • 2005 Reggie Bush (even though recently disqualified)
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2010 Heisman Candidates and Hopefuls

2010 Heisman Trophy Winner

Who is your pick for the 2010 Heisman Trophy ?

  • Denard Robinson-Michigan QB
  • Kellen Moore-Boise State QB
  • LaMichael James-Oregon RB
  • Terrelle Pryor-Ohio State QB
  • Mark Ingram-Alabama RB
  • Cameron Newton-Auburn QB
  • Andrew Luck-Stanford QB
  • Patrick Peterson-LSU CB
  • Ryan Broyles-Oklahoma WR
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Please share your picks for the Heisman Hopefuls and why 6 comments

kyle 6 years ago

its just a to man race between Ohio States QB Terrelle Pryor and Alabamas RB Mark Ingram. look Michigans QB Denard Robinson has not played any good teams.....when they play Michigan state that will give u a little bit of info..... Boise States QB Kellen Moore is playing division 2 teams thats not impressive at all put Alabama or Ohio State in their place and Pryor and Ingram will shatter every record held....its just b.s to put him in the Heisman hunt.....look all these guys are decent to a point but they are not anything like Pryor and Ingram these 2 are in a class of their own and everyone knows it....so lets stop the hype about the others its false hope 4 their fans.


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MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago Author

Kyle,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Being from Alabama we are clearly supporting Ingram but some things are decided on hype, so we will have to keep watching as it unfolds. Thanks again!


kyle 6 years ago

ok now i have showed my point to an extent...Ohio States QB T. Proyer looked like a true heisman hopeful 24/30 334 yards 3 TDS 0 INTS.....and like i said Michigans QB D. Robinson whould be judged by this game and he played like a true Michigan QB with 3 INTS...he can run but as u see he cant throw under pressure im not just sayin this because i love Ohio State.....its just that Rich Rod can not coach in big games and it shows on his players.....the only thing that shocked me was Alabama slipping to South Carolina and Ingram only having 41 yards and 0 TDS.....but i still think that its gonna be PROYER and INGRAM fighting for the Heisman and i think it is gonna be interesting


kyle 6 years ago

ok i must say i was wrong about one thing this is a 3 player race with newton from auburn this kid is one of the most exciting players i have seen in years and it hurts me to say that ohio state needs to FIRE tressel....he is a ood recruiter but he just dont no how to coach a player with proyers ability's......we need a offensive minded coach that will let proyer do what he needs heck bing proyers high school coach in he must have done something right to have proyer the way he was


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alansmith 6 years ago from Omaha, NE

Great post, this was definitely a fun read! Go Hawkeyes!!!


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MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago Author

alansmith,

A lot has changed since I first wrote this, it is amazing how things change as the season passes. Thanks for stopping by!

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