The Heisman Trust announced today that the three finalists for the 2012 Heisman Trophy will be Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Kansas State’s Collin Klein.
Klein was the leader throughout much of the season, but Manziel enters Saturday as the favorite, after his Heisman moment against Alabama.
There’s a 66 percent chance for a historic outcome, being that a freshman (Manziel) and a defensive player (Te’o) are two of the three finalists.
Here are the numbers from each of the three players:
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (FR)
- 273 of 400 attempts for 3,419 yards, 24 TDs, eight INTs
- 1,181 rushing yards for 19 TDs
- Combined 4,600 total yards and 43 TDs
- Led the SEC in rushing and would be the first ever freshman to win the Heisman
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame (SR)
- 103 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, seven INTs
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State (SR)
- 180 of 272 attempts for 2,495 yards, 15 TDs, seven INTs
- 895 rushing yards for 22 TDs
- Combined 3,390 yards and 37 TDs
The ceremony will be Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York’s Time Square.
Who do you think should win and why?
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