Heisman Hopefuls (Heisman Watch 2011): Andrew Luck and Landry Jones Lead the Way

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Andrew Luck still leads the Heisman chase.

Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford

Luck didn’t even finish the game against San Jose State, but Stanford scored 57 points and Luck was part of 21. He threw two touchdown passes, had 171 total passing yards on the day, and scored a touchdown on the ground. Luck is one of the best players in the country and barring injury will likely be the number one pick in next year’s draft. He’s a stud.

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2. Landry Jones, Quarterback, Oklahoma

Jones is the leader of the best team in the country, yet still I believe he is underrated. He threw for 375 yards and a touchdown in Oklahoma’s blowout win over Tulsa, including completing 74.5 percent of his passes. His accuracy is fantastic, and he knows how to move the football up and down the field. I really like this guy, and I said before the season that he would contend for the top pick in 2012 with Luck.

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3. Kellen Moore, Quarterback, Boise State

Moore is a stud, and even without his top receivers from last season, he completed over 82 percent of his passes–against Georgia–and had three touchdowns in a Boise State victory. People say he is too small to play in the NFL, but I’m not ready to count him out.

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4. Marcus Lattimore, Running Back, South Carolina

One of the most dominant backs in the country showed he was not all hype and ran all over East Carolina this weekend, carrying the ball 23 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns. He is a beast, and sadly isn’t draft eligible until 2013.

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5. Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor

Griffin completed 77.8 percent of his passes against a ranked TCU squad en route to a 50-40 victory. He threw for 359 yards and five touchdowns, while also catching a key pass and running for 38 yards. He vaulted himself into the Heisman discussion with that performance.

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Tags: Andrew Luck Heisman Watch Kellen Moore Landry Jones Marcus Lattimore Robert Griffin

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