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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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Kyle Van Noy

BYU, LB, Senior

WHO HE IS He led BYU with 22 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 2012 and dominated in a 23--6 Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State (an interception return for a TD, 1½ sacks, a forced fumble).

WHY HE HAS A SHOT With a standout campaign against a daunting schedule that includes Texas, Wisconsin and Notre Dame, the Cougars' defensive leader could raise his profile just enough.

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