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2012 Sports Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012  

Pedro Cerrano
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List Rules Please rank the players on their chances of winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy

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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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35 14
Geno Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
2
26 9
De'Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
3
28 15
Matt Barkley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
USC quarterback
4
23 11
Marqise Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Wide receiver
USC wide receiver
5
22 12
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Oklahoma quarterback
6
23 17
Montee Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Montee Ball
Wisconsin running back
7
21 15
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Michigan State running back
8
20 15
Marcus Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Marcus Lattimore
South Carolina running back
9
20 15
Taylor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Nebraska quarterback
10
19 14
Collin Klein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
11
20 17
Aaron Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Georgia quarterback
12
18 15
Tyler Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
13
17 14
Knile Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Knile Davis
14
15 13
E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Florida State quarterback
15
17 16
Denard Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Running back, Quarterback, Wide receiver
Michigan quarterback
16
14 14
James Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
17
15 16
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Running back
Nebraska running back
18
13 14
Logan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Logan Thomas
Virginia Tech quarterback
19
0 0
Robert Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Wide receiver
USC wide receiver
20
11 14
Keith Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Washington quarterback
21
10 14
Tajh Boyd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
22
9 15
Sammy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
23
11 19
AJ McCarron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
24
11 20
Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Quarterback
Ohio State quarterback
25
6 23
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012
Running back
Alabama running back