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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | September 13, 2007
West Virginia running back Steve Slaton and quarterback Patrick White live in an off-campus apartment in what White played down as "a normal household." But there's nothing "normal" about two Heisman Trophy candidates living under one roof, let alone being on the same roster. "I can't remember playing against one team that had two of them," said Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen, whose Terps (2-0) will host the No. 4 Mountaineers (2-0) at 7:45 tonight at sold-out Byrd Stadium.
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By Doug Kapustin and Doug Kapustin,Sun Photographer | August 26, 2007
Call it a rite of passage or just an excuse for "boys to be boys," the annual hazing of rookies is an inevitable part of end of Ravens training camp in Westminster. Last Saturday was no different. One of the first targets was Troy Smith, who was dragged from the field by veterans Gary Stills and Justin Bannan. Bound with tape and covered with baby powder, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was sprayed with a hose, and then placed in a massive tub of ice water, a traffic cone on his head.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | May 5, 2007
After being drafted in the fifth round by the Ravens last weekend, Troy Smith knows he has to quiet the critics who say he won't make it as a pro quarterback. When his NFL career informally began yesterday at the team's rookie minicamp, Smith learned of another hurdle to overcome - history. Few Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks survive in the NFL, much less thrive. Such flops as Danny Wuerffel (1996), Chris Weinke (2000), Eric Crouch (2001) and Jason White (2003) - all of whom are out of the league - have proved that the best player in college football often struggles at the next level.
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September 17, 2006
Should Reggie Bush have to surrender his Heisman Trophy if, as stated in a Yahoo.com report, the former Southern California running back and his family accepted gifts, cash and other benefits totaling more than $100,000 from two marketing agents? And does this better explain why he kept asking me to hold it for him? Frank Robinson was voted No. 4 on ESPN Classic's Top 20 list of most underrated athletes, a neat trick when you're the only major league player named Most Valuable Player in both leagues.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | January 1, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- This was nearly a month ago, in the raucous moments after the Southern California football team had finished its perfect regular season with a 66-19 demolition of cross-town rival UCLA and Reggie Bush had put the finishing touches on his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign. As the junior tailback stepped onto the top rung of a ladder to lead the school's band in a rousing rendition of the USC fight song, Lamar Griffin stood a few feet away, recalling the moment when this road to becoming the best college football player in the country began for his 22-year-old stepson.
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December 8, 2005
The Heisman Trophy competition is a three-man race - just as it's been all season. Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart of Southern California will be back in New York on Saturday, along with Texas quarterback Vince Young, when the Heisman Trophy is awarded. The Downtown Athletic Club, which hands out college football's most prestigious individual award, invited yesterday only those three players to the presentation ceremony. Last season, five players attended the Heisman ceremony, and Leinart won it. Since 1999, either four or five finalists have been invited to New York.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | November 19, 2005
He's not being mentioned for the Heisman Trophy and barely has received attention for any of the awards that go to the nation's best quarterbacks. For the first five weeks of the 2005 season, Penn State's Michael Robinson wasn't even considered the best offensive player on his own team. In fact, when freshman wide receiver Derrick Williams broke his arm during a last-second loss against Michigan on Oct. 15 in Ann Arbor, most figured that the Nittany Lions would have to win with their defense.
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | November 5, 2005
The fallout from Tennessee's three-game losing streak that culminated with last week's 16-15 defeat to South Carolina and led to the demotion of offensive coordinator Randy Sanders could bring a familiar face back to Neyland Stadium. David Cutcliffe, who held the position during Peyton Manning's career as a Vol, is now back in Knoxville after being fired last year at Mississippi. Cutcliffe will certainly be a popular choice, but will he be the best choice? Why not Norm Chow? Nothing against Cutcliffe, but Chow should be Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer's first call.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 10, 2005
Glenn Davis, the Heisman Trophy-winning "Mr. Outside" on Army's national championship football teams of the mid-1940s, died yesterday, his son Ralph told the Los Angeles Times. Davis was 80. Davis, recognized as one of the finest all-around athletes to come out of southern California, died of complications from prostate cancer at his home in La Quinta, Calif. A 5-foot-9, 170-pound halfback, Davis teamed with fullback Felix "Doc" Blanchard, "Mr. Inside," when the U.S. Military Academy was a college football power during and just after World War II. Army, going undefeated, won national titles in 1944 and '45, then finished a close second to Notre Dame after those teams had played to a 0-0 tie at Yankee Stadium in 1946.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2005
MIAMI - Any debate about this season's college football national championship ended quickly last night at Pro Player Stadium. Amid a flurry of Oklahoma turnovers and Southern California touchdowns in the second quarter of the Orange Bowl, the season-long filibuster on the BCS rankings suddenly became a moot point. Or, for the top-ranked Trojans, lots of points. Turning a bunch of bumbles and two fumbles by the second-ranked Sooners into nearly immediate scores, USC (13-0) embarrassed Oklahoma by taking a 28-point halftime lead and cruising to a 55-19 victory before 77,912 fans.
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