Shocker of shockers to those who are easily shocked. Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck, runner-up to the 2010 Heisman Trophy race, is considered the likeliest to take home this year's prize. ESPN has released their Heisman Watch preseason poll, and the prohibitive favorite to be the 2012 NFL number one draft pick is the man standing in front.
Of the 14 voters, Luck received 12 first-place votes and two second-place votes. The runners-up were scrunched together in a race for second, but quarterback Landry Jones from the Oklahoma Sooners received the majority of the second place votes, running back LaMichael James from the Oregon Ducks garnered third place ballots, and tailback Trent Richardson of the Alabama Crimson Tide gathered the remaining support. Quarterback Kellen Moore of the Boise St. Broncos rounded out the top 5, but it looks like they'll have to hope for Luck to trip up to get their chance.
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