Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 11/2/12
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has vaulted to the top of the Heisman contenders, surprisingly to some. I ranked Klein 10th on the preseason Dynamic Dozen Heisman Contenders list in which I described him as a "Tim Tebow prototype on the football field"; a comparison coming up often lately in college football talk. I knew that his strong running dual threat ability would continue to thrive under coach Bill Snyder's system and also had him as my leader after week four. Maybe considered an emotional longshot favorite by some, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is a legitimate Heisman contender. Te'o leads one of the nation's top defenses (9.9 papg 2nd overall) while averaging nearly ten tackles per game. According to an ESPN broadcast, he is tied in the FBS for most turnovers generated with seven. He is talented enough, has good numbers, and has had moments on the field to qualify as a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy. There have been a couple new additions and declines as w...
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