posted on Dec, 14 2003 @ 12:50 AM
Originally posted by Fox Mulder
I'll go with Jason White from Oklahoma.
Good call FM!!
Jason White capped a remarkable comeback with college football's most prestigious award, winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night a year after an
injury nearly ended his career.
The Oklahoma quarterback, who almost quit football following his second major knee injury in September 2002, beat out Pittsburgh receiver Larry
Fitzgerald by 128 points for the award.
White threw 40 touchdown passes and led the third-ranked Sooners to 12 straight wins to open the season and a spot in the Bowl Championship Series
title game against No. 2 LSU.
White beat Fitzgerald 1,481-1,353. Eli Manning was third with 710 points and Chris Perry was next with 341.
White became the fourth Sooner to win the Heisman, joining Billy Sims(1978), Steve Owens (1969) and Billy Vessels (1952).
White is hoping to become the third quarterback to win the Heisman and the national title in the same season, joining Florida State's Charlie Ward
(1993) and Florida's Danny Wuerffel (1996).