Ok here we go.
I'll update this as the ceremony goes along, feel free to contribute in the comments section below.
Heh... Fowler called the scene the "Heisman Frathouse"
66% of ballots received after 12/6
First segment, brief interview with the candidates from the green room. Nothing too spectacular said.
John Heisman's family name was really Von Bogart... interesting
Cool feature on the service academy Heisman winners, and Glenn Davis
Matt Leinart feature now...
Theme is coming back, all the winning he's done, always trying to get better.
Best college QB, maybe, of all time.
Vince Young feature now...
Getting out of gangs. Starts mentoring, getting in right direction. Relating to kids.
Mack Brown says VY has become his role model.
Reggie Bush segment...
Tried to become "true" tailback. Most dangerous when team was most in danger (so true!).
302 YPG vs. ranked foes! 10 yds/rush, 10 TDs.
High school tapes, connection to LaDainian Tomlinson, how hard to work. Carroll: "he kicked Reggie's butt in workouts, and Reggie was kind of shocked by that".
Bush feels "annointed to play football", changed his outlook on the game.
"One of the finest running backs to play high school"
Another San Diego Heisman back (Allen, Williams, Salaam, Bush).
And the winner is... (presented by William J. Dockery, Heisman Trust President)
I love this kind of stuff, as an aside. So exciting...
Some credit given to the nominees, representing their schools, their families, themselves...
Most exclusive fraternity in the world "Heisman Trophy winner"
And it goes to...
He's beaming. You can tell he wanted to be a part of this scene.
"Re-gie" chants in the background.
Thanks family, and second family, USC
784 first place votes, 69 second for Young.