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Heisman Trophy candidates 2012 are the top quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers playing in NCAA college football who are projected to contend for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. The annual award, given out each December following the college football regular season, honors the most outstanding college football player in the country.

It should be no surprise that USC quarterback Matt Barkley, a favorite for the 2011 Heisman Trophy, won by quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor, is leading the pack in the 2012 Heisman race. In 2011 Barkley completed nearly 70% of his passes for an impressive 3,528 yards and 40 touchdowns. With the USC Trojans back in the spotlight, Barkley is an early favorite to dominate the 2012 Heisman voting.

But there are also many other stellar 2012 college football quarterbacks ready to fight for the hardware. Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Taylor Martinez of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tyler Wilson of the Arkansas Razorbacks and even Denard Robinson of the Michigan Wolverines are just a few of the other passers who, depending on their 2012 performances, will get a good look.

The Heisman Trophy however is not simply a quarterback award with many other offensive players firmly in the contest. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell are all in the mix.

Only one of these talented college football stars will go down in history as a Heisman Trophy winner but until then, we can speculate and predict how the voters will feel come December. Have a Heisman favorite that is not listed? Want to re-rank this list your way or vote for a player you see as the best? Do all of that and more below on the list of Heisman Trophy candidates 2012.

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Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Geno Smith Quarterback

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De'Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012

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Matt Barkley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Matt Barkley Quarterback - USC quarterback

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Marqise Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Marqise Lee Wide receiver - USC wide receiver

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Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Landry Jones Quarterback - Oklahoma quarterback

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Montee Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Montee Ball Wisconsin running back

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Le'Veon Bell Michigan State running back

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Marcus Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina running back

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Taylor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Taylor Martinez Quarterback - Nebraska quarterback

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Collin Klein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012

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Aaron Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Aaron Murray Quarterback - Georgia quarterback

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Tyler Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Tyler Wilson Quarterback

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Knile Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Knile Davis

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E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
E. J. Manuel Quarterback - Florida State quarterback

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Denard Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Denard Robinson Running back, Quarterback, Wide receiver - Michigan quarterback

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James Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012

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Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Rex Burkhead Running back - Nebraska running back

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Logan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Logan Thomas Virginia Tech quarterback

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Robert Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Robert Woods Wide receiver - USC wide receiver

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Keith Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Keith Price Quarterback - Washington quarterback

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Tajh Boyd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012

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Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012

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AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
AJ McCarron Quarterback

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Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Braxton Miller Quarterback - Ohio State quarterback

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Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Eddie Lacy Running back - Alabama running back