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Heisman Watch

Aug. 11, 2003
Aug. 11, 2003

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Aug. 11, 2003

College Football 2003

Heisman Watch

Compiled by Gene Menez

FAVORITES

This is an article from the Aug. 11, 2003 issue Original Layout

1. Maurice Clarett, RB, OHIO STATE

The Buckeyes back (above) has the talent, the team and the TV
exposure; if he avoids injury (and clears the air with the NCAA),
it's his to lose.

2. Kevin Jones, RB, VIRGINIA TECH

With last year's platoon partner Lee Suggs gone to the NFL, the
top high school recruit from 2001 is poised for a huge season.

3. Cody Pickett, QB, WASHINGTON

His 2002 passing numbers (4,458 yards, 28 touchdowns) were on par
with Carson Palmer's.

4. Andrew Walter, QB, ARIZONA STATE

He didn't start until the fifth game and still passed for 3,877
yards in a let-it-fly system.

5. Roy Williams, WR, TEXAS

The potential top pick next spring would be the first wideout to
win since Desmond Howard in '91.

DARK HORSES

1. Anthony Davis, RB, WISCONSIN

He had the most rushing yards (3,021) in the nation over the past
two seasons.

2. Chris Gamble, DB-WR, OHIO STATE

Might see 100 snaps per game; playing in the shadow of Clarett,
he'll need them.

3. Frank Gore, RB, MIAMI

Willis McGahee was his backup before Gore tore his right ACL in
the spring of 2002.

4. Philip Rivers, QB, N.C. STATE

He needs huge numbers--and victories--at Ohio State and Florida
State to make his case.

5. Brad Smith, QB, MISSOURI

Sensational dual threat, but the Tigers must do better than last
year's 5-7 mark.

COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN (TROPHY)COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER (CLARETT)