Friday, December 09, 2005

Quite Frankly: Heisman Edition

We were in the studio audience for today's "Quite Frankly" with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN. The topic of discussion? The Heisman Trophy, of course.

That's why former winners Desmond Howard (University of Michigan '91) and Eric Crouch (University of Nebraska '01) were on hand to handicap this year's race (Smith called it a "runaway") and discuss how Heisman winners have faired in the NFL.

Howard said it's no surprise that not every Heisman Trophy winner makes it in the National Football League. Some, like Jason White, suffered injuries in college and were "damaged goods" by the time they went pro. Others peaked too soon and still others just weren't good enough.

"The NFL is the crème de la crème," said Howard, who also was selected as the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.

Howard backstage after the show

As for the votes he and Crouch have as former winners? Both said they cast their ballots for Bush.

"If he doesn't win," promised Howard, "I'll give him mine."


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