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Heisman Hopefuls


Many NFL scouts have identified the top three quarterbacks in college football going into the 2016 season as Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, University of Miami’s Brad Kaaya, and Chad Kelly from Ole Miss. These 3 have the size, experience and statistics to justify their high ranking. But there are two new young guns in the ACC that are saying, “not so fast…” on crowning these three as college football’s best QB’s.

Lamar Jackson from the University of Louisville and Deondre Francois of Florida State may have something to say about who is the best before the season is over. Both are second year players who have grabbed the nation’s attention after the first two weeks of college football.

Lamar Jackson, a true sophomore, has accounted for 13 TD’s  in just 57 minutes of play. In accumulating 13 TD’s, Jackson has thrown for 7 and run for 6. The 6’3 210 lb. Jackson has a completion percentage of 60% and he is averaging 10 yds. a carry.

Francois, a 6’2 210 lb. red shirt freshman from Florida State, has thrown for 681 yds and 5 TD’s. His completion percentage is 69%.  Both young QB’s have only thrown 1 interception apiece.

If they continue on this pace, or close to it, look for these two young guns to work their way into the Heisman conversation.

 


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