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THE HEISMAN: THE NEXT JOHNNY FOOTBALL
Zac Ellis
August 19, 2013
At this time last year no one outside of College Station knew much about Texas A&M's soon-to-be Heisman winner. So while the usual suspects fill preseason prediction lists, here's a roster of players who are a long way from New York City but could replicate Manziel's rise and make an out-of-nowhere run at the Heisman Trophy
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August 19, 2013

The Heisman: The Next Johnny Football

At this time last year no one outside of College Station knew much about Texas A&M's soon-to-be Heisman winner. So while the usual suspects fill preseason prediction lists, here's a roster of players who are a long way from New York City but could replicate Manziel's rise and make an out-of-nowhere run at the Heisman Trophy

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Duke Johnson

Miami, RB, Sophomore

WHO HE IS Johnson broke Clinton Portis's freshman rushing record, in 2012. With only five starts, he ran for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns while amassing 892 kick-return yards, a program record.

WHY HE HAS A SHOT He's poised to become the featured back this fall, having bulked up to 5'9", 196 pounds. Talented quarterback Stephen Morris will keep foes from keying on Johnson.

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Derek Carr

Fresno State, QB, Senior

WHO HE IS He threw for a Mountain West--record 4,104 yards and 37 touchdowns with only seven picks last year, and his career completion rate of 65.2% is a school best.

WHY HE HAS A SHOT Most of Carr's weapons are back, including conference-leading receiver Davante Adams and Isaiah Burse (851 yards in '12). With 3,049 yards, Carr will set the school's passing record.

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