What Does Justin Blackmon Have To Do To Win the 2011 Heisman?

I’ll keep this short and simple.

The junior from Oklahoma State needs numbers.

He’s not going to dazzle us in the return game like past receiver winners like Tim Brown and Desmond Howard.  He’s a pure receiver and that means he must have the kind of production that leaves Heisman voters with no other option but to pick him.

Last year he had 111 catches for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns on his way to finishing fifth in the Heisman vote.

This year, he probably needs 2,000-plus receiving yards and at least 25 touchdowns to actually win.

Can he do it?  It’s a tall task, but Troy Edwards of Louisiana Tech caught 140 passes for 1,996 yards and 27 touchdowns in 1998, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

Most likely, though, he’ll have to make do with another Biletnikoff Award.

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One Response to What Does Justin Blackmon Have To Do To Win the 2011 Heisman?

  1. AUman76 August 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Did Troy Edwards win the Heisman? Did Blackmon win it last year with those gaudy numbers? There’s the answer you already knew. If a WR wants to win the Heisman they better switch to QB or RB. History says I’m right so I don’t care about opinions. By the way the best RB in the nation wuill be wearing Dark Navy and White trimmed in Burnt Orange. Dyer is gonna run wild this year and Auburn will make updyke nation puke again when we rip em in the Iron Bowl.