Let’s Not Forget About Jordan Shipley

That’s what Stew Mandel reminds us in his latest piece, which also features a few quotes from HP on the state of the Heisman race.

I agree about Shipley.  He may be a longshot, but you can’t discount the possibility that he–not Colt McCoy–is the most valuable Longhorn this year.  Through five games, he has 47 catches for 583 yards and three touchdowns, plus two more scores on punt returns (he averages 19 yards per return). 

It’s not going to be easy for Shipley to steal the Heisman spotlight away from McCoy, as the senior quarterback is just too established with the voters at this point.  And let’s not forget that every Shipley touchdown catch is also a McCoy touchdown pass.  

But if there’s one thing that thrills the voters, it’s the back-breaking effect of a special teams touchdown.   

If Shipley takes a punt to the house against the Sooners, look out.

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3 Responses to Let’s Not Forget About Jordan Shipley

  1. Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Don’t forget that Shipley is also the holder for field goals. A few well timed fakes where he gets the first down or, better yet, gets the touchdown would help him get the individual highlights he’ll need for a serious campaign.

  2. Roby October 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    That seems a bit far-fetched. But it would be fun to see.

    Even if Shipley housed 3 punts and Texas wins 21-20, I don’t think he could take take the Heisman spotlight. He started the season too far behind Colt. McCoy is the only Longhorn getting the love. We are in the era of QBs. Sorry Ship.

  3. Old Ducker October 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Obama will watch a football game and be awarded the Heisman. You heard it here first, folks!