The Heisman Trophy, like a teenage girl, is a slave to trends.In the 1970s and early 80s, running backs were its elephant bell bottoms and leg warmers, winning 11 straight times — marking the longest run by any position in the award’s history — and in the 2000s, quarterbacks have been all the rage. They’ve now taken 11 of 13 trophies, including the last three.It doesn’t look like it’s going to end, either.Quarterbacks are dominating nearly every watchman’s running list (including the one below) and sports book Bovada lists Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk with the best odds of any back (20/1) and he’s eighth overall. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas and Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon are among those tied for 10th (33/1), while Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Miami’s Duke Johnson are 15th (50/1). Frankly for RBs, the prospects may be darker than they’ve ever been.Mark Ingram’s 2009 victory is the position’s only one since 1999 with Reggie Bush’s ’05 win being vacated and last season Kenjon Barner’s ninth-place finish was the fourth voting in history where a back wasn’t among the top five, joining 1964, 2001 and 2008. Each of those instances were followed by either a win (Mike Garrett in ’65 and Ingram… Read full this story
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