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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: First Place (Daniel Anthony, Opinion Category); Fifth Place (Brendan Jubulis, Sports)

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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

Heisman Watch 2015


In the sports world there is nothing as unique or crazy as the atmosphere of college sports. The college atmosphere is the bacon of the sports world. The NCAA is one of the largest industries in the nation accumulating over 912 million dollars in revenue last year. Now certainly there has to be some reason people prefer college sports over the pros. Is it the atmosphere, thousands of students screaming and yelling in hope of a victory from their team? Or is it the fact these players are playing for an opportunity of employment in the near future? Just like anything in life, some people are more skilled in certain areas than others. One of the most prestigious and well known awards in college sports is the Heisman Trophy, which is awarded to the top player in the nation. Take a look at who I believe is currently in the running and who will ultimately end up victorious.
Leonard Fournette
Fournette is currently sitting on top of all the Heisman Watches from all the major networks across the nation and rightfully so. Fournette has been dominant this season, averaging an unheard of 8 yards per carry to go along with his 15 scores. He’s racked up over 1,300 yards so far and with at least 5 games left he is in a great position to make a run for record books. He is very hard to argue against, as LSU is in the SEC, which is known all across the country for their toughness on defense. Circle November 7th on the calendar as LSU matches up with Alabama and there is almost a 100 percent chance you will hear Fournette’s name all game long.
Ezekiel Elliot
Most of social media knows this man by his crop-top type jersey style, while the avid sports fan knows him as a man among boys. Recently, against Rutgers, he broke the 1,000 yards mark for the season,  which is very difficult to accomplish, not to mention in a mere 8 games. He averages roughly 7 yards per carry and has found the end zone 13 times so far this season. Ohio State is currently ranked #1 in the nation, and Ezekiel certainly deserves a lot of credit.
Trevone Boykins
Boykins is the magician behind the TCU offense, which is currently ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 616 yards per game. Boykins is the type of quarterback that defensive coordinators have nightmares preparing for. He can do it all. He can run, he can pass, and he can even pass it on the run. He has already passed for over 2,500 yard to go along with his 25 touchdowns tosses. Now if that doesn’t impress you, then don’t forget to add in his 477 rushing yards and 5 trips to the ends zone via his wheels. Boykins is arguably the most exciting player in college football.
Corey Coleman
Corey Coleman is nowhere to be found on some of the major Heisman watches, and that is not fair. Baylor has the number one offense in the nation and ironically the top receiver. Coleman, a junior, has already hauled in an astounding 18 touchdown catches, and that is more than ANYONE had last season. Think about that for a second. He has 18 touchdowns through 7 games, and that is more than anyone from last year in their entire season. He ranks fourth in the nation for receiving yards, totaling 962 yards up to this point. Coleman was recently crowned as the man with the most receiving touchdowns in Baylor’s history (31). He is definitely a dark horse when it comes to winning the trophy, but regardless he is not someone anyone would want to see their team playing against any given week.
CJ Prosise
What’s a good Heisman Watch without a surprise? Now some people’s first reaction is probably that he is just an above average running back, which is partially correct. The trophy usually goes to a player whose team could not succeed without them. In this case, Prosise is and should be up there with the best of them because his value to Notre Dame cannot even be put into words. First, it is his first year as a running back for ND and he has already accumulated 922 yards and 11 touchdowns. With the loss of Malik Zaire, Notre Dame was in desperate need of a consistent attack on the offensive side and CJ filled the role and surpassed expectations.
Prediction: Leonard Fournette wins in an easy fashion as he leads LSU to the College Football Playoff.

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