As Jason White once told me, everywhere you go after receiving the Heisman Trophy, it follows you. You're always, the 2003 recipient said, introduced as a Heisman winner.
Its a fraternity with a lineage that includes Davey OBrien, Doak Walker and Roger Staubach. It includes Archie Griffin and Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson.
Call it an overblown beauty pageant or part of the hype machine, but its still heady stuff. No one can deny that the Heisman Trophy is an American icon.
So what goes into voting for the award? A wild campaign in which weve seen the favorite role switch from Matt Barkley to Geno Smith, Collin Klein and then Johnny Manziel, has been whittled down to three finalists. Heres how I stacked up Manziel, Collin Klein and Manti Teo -- all of whom comprised my ballot and why I voted the way I did.
QB Collin Klein, Kansas State, Sr.
Stats: 180-of-272 passing for 2,490 yards, 15 TDs and seven INTs; 194 rushes for 890 yards and 22 TDs
Why Klein: As the QB...