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Let The Hype Begin Jason White returns, but he won't be favored. Meet the 2004 Heisman front-runners

Jan. 12, 2004
Jan. 12, 2004

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Jan. 12, 2004

Let The Hype Begin Jason White returns, but he won't be favored. Meet the 2004 Heisman front-runners

NAME, POSITION SCHOOL '04 CLASS 2003 STATS
SKINNY

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Matt Leinart, QB USC Jr. 3,556 yards passing,
38 TDs

He has the goods and the horses. Will he have protection from a
young offensive line?

Darren Sproles, RB Kansas State Sr. 1,986 yards, 16
(left) TDs

The 5'7" sprite will be K-State's go-to guy and could get more
than 30 carries a game.

Brad Smith, QB Missouri Jr. 3,383 total yards,
29 TDs (18 rushing)

The game's most electric QB has set every school rushing
record for the position.

Mike Williams, WR USC Jr. 95 catches, 1,314
yards, 16 TDs

He'll have plenty of chances to shine as the Trojans look to
repeat as national champions.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR Pitt Jr. 1,672 yards, 22 TDs

He'll make another strong run if he stays--and if the Panthers
can find a quarterback.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID E. KLUTHO