The Heisman Trophy, college football's highest honor, will be awarded at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York Saturday night. The Northwest is well represented, with local product Kellen Moore, out of Prosser, WA, among the four finalists. Oregon running back LaMichael James, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton round out the finalists for the Heisman.
Though Newton is expected to bring home the Heisman in a landslide, Moore has had an outstanding career at Boise State. In his three years in Boise, Moore has thrown for 10,528 yards and 97 touchdowns to only 18 interceptions. Even more impressive, the Broncos have lost just twice in his career, going undefeated and beating TCU in the Fiesta Bowl in 2009.
Who would've thought an undersized kid from a small town in Washington would end up on the nation's biggest stage as he was running the Prosser offense . Even playing at WAC powerhouse Boise, far from the bright lights and national stage, Moore has continued to turn heads. With plenty of hype surrounding him entering the year, Moore didn't disappoint, completing a nearly-flawless season at the helm for the Broncos.
The local kid from Prosser, passed-up by many during his college recruitment, has blossomed into one heck of a quarterback. Tonight, he goes national, sharing the stage with college football's finest in New York. Congratulations to Moore for another outstanding season and an invitation to the Heisman Trophy Ceremony.