Big East For Heisman? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Does Ray Graham have a shot at the Heisman? (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A Heisman site has some projections on potential finalists with its preseason watch list. Predictably, the Big East was shut out.

The site Heisman Pundit has released their watch list for 2012 and the Big East has a total of zero players on it. Yes, this is some random site, but it's also run by a voter for the award, so there is a degree of credibility.

As Andrea Adelson of ESPN points out, Pitt's Ray Graham is probably the closest thing the conference has to a candidate for the award. Though he has little hope of actually winning it, I'd probably put Graham on a watch list that consisted of about 20 players or so. He was leading the nation in rushing for a time last year and many folks outside of Pittsburgh forgot all about him after the small amount of momentum he had built up.

Heading into last year, I took a look at Graham's chances at the award. Those chances went up significantly with the monster start he had, but in reality, Graham still had a way to go to compete for the Heisman.

Graham's problem is that he'll need Pitt to have significant success. Barring a 2,000-yard season or something obscene, Graham won't even get a sniff for the award unless Pitt wins nine games, at the very least. In the Big East, a good season is within reach, but the odds of Graham contending for the Heisman don't look all that great.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt football and basketball.

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker