Where will Suh finish in Heisman balloting?

December, 12, 2009
12/12/09
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I've wondered all week whether Ndamukong Suh could actually win the Heisman Trophy. I still can't get that Big 12 title game out of my mind. What a performance. He was all over the Texas backfield, hounding Colt McCoy.

When Suh wasn't sacking the quarterback, he was forcing him to hurry throws or to roll another direction and into another tackler. He changed the game by himself. But can outplaying McCoy on the same field be enough to win the Heisman?

There are other finalists, of course. Alabama's Mark Ingram put on a show against Florida in the SEC title game. Toby Gerhart has been consistent all season. Tim Tebow leads his team like few other players.

But who's the best in the country this season? I really don't know. But I do know Suh is in that conversation. ESPN's Mark Schlabach wrote about his chances.

No defensive player has won the Heisman since 1997 when Michigan's Charles Woodson claimed the prize. But Suh's play this season -- and on the big stage in the Big 12 title game -- gives him a shot.

Where do you think he'll finish?
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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