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2011 Heisman Trophy finalists

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Heisman finalists

RB Montee Ball, Jr., Wisconsin: Ball leads the nation with 1,759 yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. He would join Ron Dayne ('99) and Alan Ameche ('54) as the school's Heisman Trophy winners.

QB Robert Griffin III, Jr., Baylor: He leads the nation in passer rating (192.3) and has 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns. He would become the first Baylor player to win a Heisman.

QB Andrew Luck, Jr., Stanford: He passed for 3,170 yards and had 35 touchdowns, leading Stanford to an 11-1 record. He was the 2010 Heisman runnerup.

DB Tyrann Mathieu, So., LSU: He finished the regular season with 71 tackles, five forced fumbles and two interceptions. Nicknamed "Honey Badger," he had 420 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns.

RB Trent Richardson, Jr., Alabama: Richardson could become the second Tide back to win the Heisman in the past three years. He rushed for 1,583 yards and 20 touchdowns this season.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

2011 Heisman Trophy finalists 12/09/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 9, 2011 6:22pm]
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