The Islanders bea- I don’t care that much about hockey so here's the story of the 2009 Heisman and why Mark Ingram shouldn’t have won it.
This past week, I received a request to cover a little bit more hockey seeing that it’s the playoffs but honestly, I’m not fully suited to to write about hockey, I am well versed in college football though. So, with that being said, I saw a post today talking about the 2009 Heisman and it really is one of the biggest misses by the committee that votes on the award.
Alabama running back Mark Ingram Jr. took home the award that season over a really stacked class. The other finalists for the award were Texas QB Colt McCoy, Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and Florida QB Tim Tebow.
Ingram had a great year, the type of season that should make you an All American and a Heisman finalist but, the other running back in contention had a better season. Ingram posted 1,992 scrimmage yards and 20 touchdowns in 14 games while the Stanford stud Gerhart put up 2,028 yards and 28 touchdowns in 13 games.
Gerhart also scored all 28 on the ground which is unreal. Ingram posed for of a threat out of the backfield but, Gerhart was better in just about every aspect of the position than Ingram. It doesn’t feel right that Ingram still has Gerhart’s Heisman!
I firmly believe that the Heisman committee cared more about the fact that Alabama was so dominant going 14-0, 13-0 when the award was announced. Stanford finished the year with an 8-5 record which is still good but when the National Championship is in mind, the voters will pick the guy that is playing in the big game.
In all reality, had I never seen this Instagram post I would have never written about it but I just felt like I should try to shine some light on the highway robbery committed against Toby Gerhart. With that being said, here is a highlight from Gerhart’s Heisman campaign.