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Dec 09 2006

2006 Heisman Trophy Award

heisman_trophyThe Heisman Trophy is named after former college football player and coach John Heisman and is considered by some to be the most prestigious award in American college football.

The last two winners of this award were Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush both from USC. Matt Leinart went on to play QB for the Arizona Cardinals as the number 10 pick last year and Reggie Bush is the running back for the New Orleans Saints and was the number 2 NFL draft pick overall.

Troy_SmithThis year’s Heisman Trophy Winner is Troy Smith from the number 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Troy Smith will be leading his team to the BCS Championship Series. This Quarterback was not a starter when he arrived at Ohio, in fact he wasn’t even quarterback his freshman year. He was a running back and a kick returner. His sophomore year he was the backup QB behind Justin Zwick at the beginning but when Zwick was injured, Smith took over. In 2005, they only lost two games the entire year. One was a questionable loss because he was subbing back and forth with Zwick and the other was to Penn State University. In his senior year, Smith led the Buckeyes to a 12 Win Undefeated Season and a trip to the Championship game on January 8th against the number 2 ranked Florida Gators.

His College career stats:
Passing

Year Games Attempts Comp. Comp % Yards TDs Int.
2002 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 8 122 68 55.7% 896 8 3
2005 11 237 149 62.9% 2,282 16 4
2006 12 297 199 67.0% 2,507 30 5
Career 44 656 416 63.4% 5,685 54 12

Rushing

Year Games Rushes Yards Average Touchdowns
2002 2 0 0 0 0
2003 11 3 14 4.7 0
2004 9 82 339 4.1 2
2005 11 136 611 4.5 11
2006 12 62 233 3.8 1
Career 44 283 1,197 4.2 14

Total offense

Year Games Plays Yards Average Touchdowns
2002 2 0 0 0 0
2003 11 3 14 4.7 0
2004 9 204 1,235 6.0 10
2005 11 373 2,893 7.6 27
2006 12 359 2,740 7.6 31
Career 44 939 6,882 7.33 68

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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