Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 12/8/12
A high profile award ceremony needs several things to be successful, such as talent, sentiment, a fresh face and hype. This year’s Heisman Trophy that is being award Saturday night has all of these qualities in the three finalists Collin Klein, Manti Te’o and Johnny Manziel. The race to the finish line this year has seen several leaders in this wide open contest for college football’s highest honor.  Here is a timeline on each that led us to our final three. The player that started in the number one spot actually began on December 22, 2011 when USC Trojan Matt Barkley made the announcement that we had some unfinished business and was coming back for his senior season.  Barkley held that spot throughout the off season and up to week three when they lost to Stanford 21-14, which ended his chances at the BCS Championship and the Heisman.  In hindsight, Barkley would have gone Top 5 in the 2012 NFL draft, instead the Trojans lose 4 more games and are playing in the Sun Bowl and his stock
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