Alabama’s Mark Ingram wins Heisman Trophy edging out Stanford’s Toby Gerhart

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 12, 2009 4:29 pm

It was the 75th Heisman Trophy and it was one of the closest race ever.  The last time voters were close to this divided was in 1985 when Mr. Bo Knows, Bo Jackson took the stiff-armed hardware from Chuck Long.  After the 927 ballots were tallied, it was Alabama’s Mark Ingram, the star of the SEC, edging out Stanford’s Toby Gerhart.  Mark Ingram, the sophomore running back, is the main reason Alabama is in the BCS Championship Game.

The other finalists invited to mug for ESPN’s cameras were:

Toby Gerhart is the bruising and (if it’s possible to be a Heisman finalist) under-rated Stanford running back.  East Coast bias in the flesh.  His 26 touchdowns led the nation.

Colt McCoy is the quarterback of the undefeated Texas team and the other half of the BCS Championship Game.

Ndamukong Suh is a dominant defensive tackle from Nebraska.  The Ross Perot of this year’s Heisman.  Defensive players have long been neglected with the Heisman, and the tide is beginning to shift.  Suh rode this sentiment and his outstanding play to the Nokia Theatre.

And back for a third time as a finalist, Deadspin’s Messiah and Florida’s Tim Tebow.

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