Chris Huston, A.K.A. ‘The Heisman Pundit‘, is the creator and publisher of Heismanpundit.com, a site dedicated to analysis of the Heisman Trophy and college football. He also covers college football for NBCSports.com.
Huston coordinates the Heismanpundit Heisman Straw Poll, a weekly survey of Heisman voter sentiment. The poll was the most accurate of all the Heisman polls in each of the last four years, picking five of the top six finishers in the final vote in 2008 while correctly tabbing the top four in both 2009 and 2010, the top seven in 2011 and the top five in 2012.
He became a Heisman voter himself in August of 2009.
He got his start as an assistant sports information director at the University of Southern California where, among other things, he conceived and directed the successful Heisman campaigns of both Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.
Inspired by his first up-close exposure to the Heisman process in 2002, Chris formulated The 10 Heismandments, a set of unspoken, unofficial guidelines that ‘govern’ how the Heisman winner is selected. From these rules sprang the idea for Heismanpundit.com–and the rest is history. Now heading into its 10th season, “HP” is one of the oldest and most influential sports blogs on the internet.
Dubbed “the foremost authority on the Heisman” by Sports Illustrated, HP is regularly quoted or cited during football season in newspapers across the country. He is also a frequent guest on sports talk radio, including the Dan Patrick Show, and has made TV appearances on Vs./NBC’s Sports Talk, CBS College Sports Television and the Tony Barnhart Show. He is a regular on Sirus/XM’s College Football Nation every Monday evening.
In recent seasons, he has contributed Heisman content for CBSSports.com, the Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated.com, Sporting News.com, CSTV.com and the AOL Fanhouse among others, before finding his new home at NBC.
He was recently listed by Athlon Sports as one of the top 100 college football accounts to follow on Twitter.
Chris lives in Los Angeles and has been an ardent fan of college football–as well as a dedicated student of its history–since the age of five.
You can contact HP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Of all the national Heisman pundits, none puts in more time or effort than Chris Huston. His Heismanpundit.com Web site is required reading”–The Louisville Courier-Journal
“Heisman Pundit knows what he’s talking about … which is more than I can say of some pundits.”–SI.com’s Stewart Mandel
“”Heisman Pundit isn’t just the authoritative site for all things Heisman…it’s also an engaging, highly-opinionated place for college football discourse.”"– Bruce Feldman of CBS
“Heisman Pundit is the quintessential source for analysis of the greatest individual trophy in the sporting world.”– Tom Dienhart of The Big Ten Network
“Indispensable.”– Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy
David Caple is a budding sports journalist who has begun cutting his teeth here at Heismanpundit.com. Dubbed Heisman Pundit Junior, Caple has worked for NFL Network, IMG, and interned at USC in his first two years in the sports industry. A sprinter at Biola University, David has been an avid sports fan his whole life and began writing about sports while in college. David grew up in Northern New England and didn’t begin to fully understand the passion that surrounds college football until he moved to California in 2004.
Daniel Heard is a PhD candidate in Statistical Science at Duke University. He has dedicated a significant portion of his research to examining trends in Heisman Trophy voting and developing a model to forecast the voting each year.
You can contact Daniel at email@example.com.