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Finding A Heisman Winner For Pitt

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Which Heisman winner would you most want to see at Pitt? (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Which Heisman winner would you most want to see at Pitt? (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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If you've been watching TV at all over the past few weeks, you've probably seen the EA Sports commercials promoting NCAA Football 13. The ads often show the ability to use various Heisman trophy winners on different teams.

That said, which Heisman winner would you have most wanted to see at Pitt?

Pitt's seen their share of great running backs recently and even have a Heisman winner at the position in Tony Dorsett. They also have had some excellent receivers in recent memory, including Larry Fitzgerald, who probably should have won the award in 2003.

So with all of that in mind, I'd opt for a quarterback. Pitt had the great Dan Marino, but hasn't had a lot of standouts at the position. So, which one? Well, if we're being tactical about this, I've got an unconventional pick.

Pitt's best season in the past 25 years or so may have been in 2009, when they went 10-3. Unless you look back at that season, it's hard to remember how close to elite that team really was. You could make a good argument that they should have won all three of their losses, which came by a combined 11 points.

Bill Stull was solid, but not spectacular for Pitt. A Heisman winning quarterback there could have made the difference in getting to the BCS (or even a National Championship), so I'm going with Oklahoma's Sam Bradford. Bradford actually won the Heisman in 2008 as a sophomore, but still played in college in 2009.

Not a flashy pick, but he could have made the difference in all of those close games. Leave your pick in the comments section below.

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