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Heisman's Fab Five
Brees, Dayne, Hamilton, Pennington, Vick invited
Posted: Monday December 06, 1999 08:14 PM
Virginia Tech's Michael Vick (7) is the only freshman finalist for college football's most prestigious award. AP
NEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Warrick, the one-time Heisman favorite,
wasn't among the five finalists invited to Saturday night's trophy
The Florida State wide receiver probably lost his chance to win
college football's top individual prize when he missed two games
because of his arrest in a shopping mall clothing scam.
The five finalists announced Monday by the Downtown Athletic Club
were: Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne, Georgia Tech quarterback
Joe Hamilton, Purdue quarterback Drew Brees, Marshall quarterback
Chad Pennington and Virginia Tech freshman quarterback Michael
| The Finalists |
| Stats to note about the five players invited to New York:|
61 percent completions, 3,531 yards
1,834 rushing yards, 19 TDs
3,790 combined yards, 35 TDs
3,799 passing yards, 37 TDs
2,420 combined yards, 20 TDs
The finalists were invited based on the returns from the 921
Warrick, who caught 71 passes for 934 yards in nine games for
the top-ranked Seminoles (11-0), was suspended for two games in
midseason following his arrest on felony grand theft charges. He
and former teammate Laveranues Coles bought more than $400 worth of
designer clothes Sept. 29 at a Dillard's department store for
$21.40. The charges was later reduced to a misdemeanor, and Warrick
was allowed to rejoin the team.
| No Big Apple |
| Stats on a few hopefuls who didn't get the invite|
1,383 rushing yards, 19 TDs
1,798 rushing yards, 16 TDs
139.7 all-purpose yards per game
Last week, Warrick admitted he probably had no chance to win the
Heisman, but hoped to be invited to New York.
"When I got in that trouble, it hurt me a lot," Warrick said.
He also said the Heisman winner should be "the person that can
help their team win no matter what they have to do. Keep the team
first and remain unselfish."
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