With the offseason in full swing, time to check in on the latest happenings in the Heisman world.
To watch the throng of people who surrounded Jackson on Wednesday night after the banquet seeking a photograph or just a chance to shake the hand of a Heisman Trophy winner was to get a small glimpse into what life is like when one becomes as famous as Jackson now is.
Imagine having to deal with all that as a college sophomore.
Jackson was impressively patient and friendly.
— Jackson’s Heisman win has helped Louisville’s recruiting.
— The latest Heisman odds show USC quarterback Sam Darnold as the favorite for 2017. Jackson is second
— ESPN looks at five defensive players who can win the Heisman Trophy.
— Tebow has reported for spring training with the New York Mets.
“Actually if the meat is that good,” said Sims, “you don’t need any sauce to top it off. Usually if someone puts a lot of sauce on it, they’re hiding something. Eat the meat. I like having sauce on the side.”
— Former NFL great Terrell Davis has some advice for Derrick Henry.
— Herschel Walker told the Dallas Morning News that he isn’t sure he deserved the Heisman in 1982, calling himself the “Susan Lucci” of the trophy:
“It’s sort of sad for that junior year,” Walker said. “I don’t know if I deserved the Heisman my junior year because John Elway, that’s when Stanford started coming on strong and Dan Marino was playing well and like I said, the Pony Express. Because I had been around the last two years as a freshman and sophomore, it was kind of like, ‘You better give it to him.’
“So I think I was the Susan Lucci of the Heisman Trophy. After the first couple years, the felt bad for you and gave it to me my junior year. When you look at that class that I was in, that was a very, very tough class.”
— Syracuse running back Floyd Little tried “to be the Ernie Davis that Ernie Davis couldn’t be”.
— Another example of the little ways in which the Heisman permeates our culture:
Last year, San Marino Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss told the audience at the Association of California School Administrators’ Golden Apple Awards breakfast that receiving the honor was akin to winning the Heisman Trophy.
This year, he showed them.
Shortly after presenting San Marino’s Karen and Bob Wicke with their well-deserved Golden Apples, Cherniss reached under the podium and pulled out two prototype Heismans, adorned with the heads of Karen and Bob, to accompany their Apples.
Video of the Day
Here’s Tony Dorsett on the TV show Family Feud in 1980: