November 30, 2006

Humble on the Heisman

To most observers it seems like all but a formality that Troy Smith will win the Heisman Trophy this year. It is hard to argue with the numbers that the leader of the nation's top-ranked team put up en route to an assured berth in the BCS Championship game in January.

Smith led the Buckeyes with more than 2,500 passing yards, 30 touchdowns against five interceptions, a passer rating of over 167, bit win after big win. But even with all of the hype leading up to the biggest individual award in college football, the senior quarterback is taking it all in stride.

"I think it is a tremendous honor and I think it is a tremendous reflection on the team that I played on, the coaches that I played for, the program that I run out on the field and represent," Smith said. "If I get a chance to hoist that trophy and have it come back to The Ohio State University it will be great talk for the guys around here and just make this a better place."

The hotter race around the Heisman trophy very will come down to who will finish second to Smith's win. But even with so much overwhelming national support, Smith is not preparing a speech yet nor will he.

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