Stanton Named a Preseason Heisman Canidate

DenisePopiolek

East Lansing - Fifth-year senior quarterback Drew Stanton (6-3, 230), who completed 236-of-354 throws for 3,077 yards and a school-record 22 TDs last season, ranks fourth among the top preseason candidates for the Heisman Trophy, according to a (top 15) list compiled by NationalChamps.net. As a junior, Stanton accounted for a Spartan single-season record 3,415 total yards and 26 touchdowns. He also ranked among the NCAA's Top 10 in both total offense (No. 8 at 310.5 yards per game) and passing efficiency (No. 10 with a 153.4 rating) in 2005.

"It's a great honor to be ranked among the NCAA's elite players," Stanton said. "However, I didn't come back for my fifth year to pursue individual honors or set any school passing records. I came back to help Michigan State win football games. At the end of the year, I'll be judged just like any major league pitcher: by my win-loss record."

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