As much as Leaks' name is memorable, so is Anthony Davis' feat of scoring six touchdowns for Southern California against Notre Dame last year. Unfair as it is, that game will persuade a number of voters to name Davis even though he has been a comparative bust this season.
Archie Griffin should finish third or fourth in the voting. He will be held back because he is a sophomore, and there also is the suspicion he is running behind a great line led by Hicks. Hicks, Selmon and Wyman are, judging from the Heisman sampling, the top candidates for the Outland Trophy given by the Football Writers' Association of America for the best lineman of the year. In many ways, it is a shame that linemen are even candidates for the Heisman because the formula is so stacked against them. No matter who wins the trophy this year, and Cappelletti must rank as the favorite, it is time the gentlemen of the Downtown Athletic Club took a realistic view of their venerable award, which is, not incidentally, an 18-inch bronze running back.