Posted December 07, 2011 on AP on Fox
Trent Richardson became a star long before he was a starter. The Alabama tailback has his shot at the Heisman Trophy and national title just like his Crimson Tide predecessor. Mark Ingram garnered both two years ago and it was his talent that kept Richardson from starting. Ingram, however, says he saw Richardson's potential back then, particularly on a tackle-breaking run against Arkansas that convinced him ''we had a special guy.'' Richardson is a Heisman finalist who will also get another shot at a second national title Jan. 9 against LSU. Since Archie Griffin won his second straight in 1975 for Ohio State, only Southern California has had two Heisman winners in a three-year span, accomplishing that twice. Richardson has run for 1,583 yards and a school-record 20 touchdowns.

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Ball edged out for Walker Award

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Why Robert Griffin III will win the Heisman Trophy

If the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is truly given to college football’s most outstanding player, then Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III without a doubt should be the winner Saturday night.  Why does Griffin deserve to win the Heisman over other favorable players like Alabama’s Trent Richardson and Stanford’s Andrew Luck? Griffin was the best player on the field in college...

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Wisconsin's Montee Ball, Baylor's Robert Griffin III, Stanford's Andrew Luck, LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama's Trent Richardson are the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalists.
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