In the competition for the Heisman Trophy, what a player accomplishes on the field is only half the battle. The other half is the promotional effort, which now includes getting the word out on the Web—where, on voteheisman.com, you can support the candidate of your choice. (The online poll's winner will receive one vote among the 922 eligible to be cast in the real Heisman balloting.) Here, in alphabetical order, are five of the best sites touting contenders.
This no-frills site has a page devoted to the Fresno State quarterback, his wife, Melody, and their year-old son, Austin, as well as an attractive, downloadable screen saver.
Titled " Woodrow Dantzler: A Man with a Plan," the link on Clemson's site includes a photo album with a shot of the quarterback playing with kids at a YMCA.
uclabruins.com A link plugs running back DeShaun Foster (right), whose video promos include a well-cut midseason highlight reel.
This interactive site is almost as extravagant as the 100-foot billboard posted by the Oregon quarterback's supporters in midtown Manhattan. You can click on a full-length photo and learn Harrington's vital statistics. For example, clicking on his right thigh elicits the information that Harrington squatted 410 pounds last spring. The slickest sell is a three-minute video celebrating the Ducks' star on and off the field.
In this unauthorized site boosting the Toledo running back, Web designer Joe Power has a Flash intro emphasizing the word UNSTOPPABLE and a straightforward layout featuring statistics, photos and scrolling quotes, such as the one from Marshall coach Bob Pruett: "He's got speed, he's got moves, he'll run over you, he'll run around you."