Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Tonight, the 77th Heisman Trophy will be awarded, with Baylor’s Robert Griffin, Stanford’s Andrew Luck, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Alabama’s Trent Richardson, and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu the five finalists for the award.

Here is a quick preview of the 2011 Heisman Trophy Presentation, with everything you need to get prepped for a fun night of honoring five of college football’s best this year.

Heisman Trophy Presentation Info
  • Heisman Trophy Presentation Date: Saturday, December 10th
  • Heisman Trophy Presentation Time: 8:00 ET (after Indiana-Kentucky!!!)
  • Heisman Trophy Presentation TV: ESPN
  • Heisman Trophy Presentation Location: Downtown Athletic Club in New York City
  • Heisman Trophy Official Website: Heisman.com
  • Heisman Trophy History: List of Past Heisman Trophy Winners

Image source: PHELAN M. EBENHACK — AP Photo via Kentucky.com

Heisman Trophy Prediction and Poll

Earlier this week, MSF’s Jim McGrew posted his Heisman Trophy Preview and Prediction. His pick to win was Robert Griffin III of Baylor, aka RG3, and this jives with what most experts think.

The website StiffArmTrophy.com has as accurate a methodology for predicting the Heisman Trophy winner as anyone. They compile all published Heisman votes by writers who actually have a vote, and use the data to make projections about what will be announced.

As of me writing this, SAT has 231 votes compiled. With this information they are projecting Griffin to be the winner in a relative landslide, stating that he’ll be “77% of a perfect unanimous #1 selection.” This makes perfect sense. Griffin has all of the momentum, has the most “Heisman moments” of any of the finalists, and the majority of the published ballots I’ve seen have him on top.

Also, Griffin is a fascinating kid who truly, truly, embodies the term student-athlete, which is too often a misnomer in major college sports. Not with RG3. He is one of the most impressive great college athletes that I’ve seen in a long time, both on and more importantly off the field.

So I’ll echo Jim and echo Stiff Arm Trophy. I think Griffin will win, and ultimately I think he’d get my vote (though I do think that people are overlooking the impact “The Honey Badger” Mathieu had on LSU’s dominance this year).

But the question is, who would you vote for? Vote and then chime in below in the comment section to state your case.

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

Heisman Trophy Finalist Highlights

If you want to get to know the Heisman Trophy finalists a little bit better before tonight’s presentation of the award, check out these YouTube videos for highlights, and click on the links to see their stats.

Robert Griffin III

Andrew Luck

Montee Ball

Trent Richardson

Tyrann Mathieu

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