Oregon running back/wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas may be the Heisman contender that all of the preseason magazines are forgetting about. Athlon Sports ranks him on the honorable mention list. Phil Steele lists him as a “possibility”, below a top ten list and another long list of contenders. Lindy’s Sports has Thomas ranked, but he is at No. 7 overall.
How is this possible?
Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas may be the darkhorse Heisman contender that everyone is overlooking a little bit.
I know Thomas has to share the backfield with running back Kenjon Barner, but come on, this guy is a beast. He ran for 595 yards on 55 catches and seven touchdowns last saeason. He also caught 49 passes for 605 yards and nine touchdowns.
Think about it this way. Heisman contender LaMichael James took 247 carries last year. James is now a San Francisco 49er. Barner had 152 carries. Quarterback Darron Thomas, who surprisingly left for the NFL, had 56 carries.
The only downside is that new start...