New York City--An informal poll of sports writers, former athletes, coaches and administrators was anonymously taken to see who they felt were the favorites for the 2011 Heisman Trophy. The Top 5 was:
1) WR Jamal Smith, Utah, Jr.--Smith put up 96 catches, 1435 yards and 14 TD's in 2010 and is expected to do more of the same for the Utes' arial attack.
2) QB Kellen Moore, Boise St., Sr.--A 38-4 TD-INT ratio along with 3767 passing yards for a team fighting for a BCS bowl is going to garner some attention and Moore has done just that. The left handed senior QB looks to be the first Boise Heisman winner.
3) RB Christine Michael, Texas A&M, Jr.--1396 rushing yards and 16 rushing TD's plus 520 more yards through the air and 4 receiving TD's for a Top 25 team will put a playing on the radar of just about every NFL team not to mention Heisman voters.
4) WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, Sr.--Broyles may have seen less action between the 20's in 2010 to Owens but when it came to the redzone Broyles' 13 TD's were huge. It didn't hurt that he caught 79 balls for 1132 yards in 2010.
5) WR Jameel Owens, Oklahoma, Sr.--Owens has gone from the doghouse in 2008 as a true freshman to one of the best WR's in America. His 95 catches and 1700 yards were very impressive, even for a pass attack like Oklahoma had in '10. He hauled in 7 TD passes and his tandem with Broyles is the best in the country.
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