For the first time in recent years, the Louisville Football program has a legitimate Heisman trophy candidate. After his sensational sophomore season, which included a stellar performance in the Sugar Bowl, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is one of the front-runners for 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Bridgewater has always made it clear that he cares much more about the team’s success than personal accolades. Therefore it shouldn’t be considered as much of a surprise to hear that he’s shying away from the Heisman hype.
“We’re going to let Teddy go and play,” Charlie Strong told the media at a press conference last week. “Teddy doesn’t want to let people down and he doesn’t want all of the attention. He wants to win first and foremost.”
You’ve got to appreciate a guy who tells his coaches that he doesn’t want all the attention around him, but more around the team as a whole. However, rather he likes it or not, Mr. Bridgewater will be one of few names mentioned for the 2013 Heisman Trophy.