Saturday, March 31, 2012 Heisman Trophy site lists Toussaint as sleeper

Kayden Kenzie predicts that Fitzgerald Toussaint has a good shot at breaking out this year, potentially competing for a Heisman Trophy.  He had 187 carries for 1,041 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and 9 touchdowns in 2011.  Only one out of the last eleven Heismans has gone to a running back, so it's clearly an uphill battle.  The last running back to win it was Alabama's Mark Ingram in 2009, who had 1,658 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.  Also on the list are Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell, and Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood.

The site does a rundown of potential Heisman winners for each recruiting class, too, and they have mentioned Tate Forcier, Devin Gardner, and Toussaint in the past.


  1. Assuming Fitz stays healthy, I don't think Heisman talk is all that unrealistic. He racked up some nice numbers last year with a relatively limited amount of carries (Denard took away some and Fitz missed some games). This year, assuming he stays healthy, his carries will increase substantially. He certainly has some serious game and, by all accounts, his o line should be pretty solid, with Ricky, Mike S., and Taylor.

  2. Le'Veon Bell is on the list? Can't be much to write home about then