No freshman or sophomore has ever won the Heisman Trophy, but that could change this year. With Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon out for the season with a knee injury, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Kansas QB Todd Reesing are two of the front runners. Tebow is going to be the first QB in major college history with 20 touchdowns passing AND rushing. Reesing is leading Kansas' shocking unbeaten season.
Tebow has been so dominant statistically it may be his trophy to lose. But Florida has three loses and aren't a factor in the national title race. Meanwhile, Reesing will be in the bigger spotlight the rest of the season. If the Jayhawks win the Big 12 championship and make it to the BCS title game undefeated, it will be hard to deny him.
Moving up fast is junior quarterback Chase Daniel of Missouri. He ranks in the top five in passing yards and total offense while leading the Tigers to No. 5 in the BCS poll. The fate of Reesing and Daniel may be determined next Friday when Kansas and Missouri meet. The winner of that game would still have to beat Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game to solidify himself as the Heisman favorite.
West Virginia QB Pat White, a junior, still has an outside shot to win the Heisman if the one-loss Mountaineers win the Big East. I still haven't ruled out Arkansas junior running back Darren McFadden. He's the best player in college football in my opinion, but he'll be penalized for playing on a team with four losses.