The finalists were announced for the 2014 Heisman Trophy earlier this week with Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper picked to attend the ceremony in New York on Saturday night, but a few deserving candidates were omitted who deserved to be in attendance with the aforementioned three.
Marcus Mariota is the prohibitive favorite to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy after a five-touchdown performance in the Pac-12 Championship Game capped a sensational season for the Oregon quarterback and because he’s viewed as the runaway favorite there will only be three players at this year’s presentation.
Last year’s Heisman ceremony had a record-high six players in New York despite Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston viewed as the clear front-runner, so while six is the exception to the rule and three finalists have been named as recently as two years ago when Johnny Manziel won over Collin Klein and Manti Te’o, the expectation is that at least four will be brought to New York.
With only Mariota, Gordon and Cooper brought to New York and likely to finish in that same exact order, the question becomes who finishes fourth, just as it was for the college football playoff rankings.
There are a number of candidates who deserved to be in New York with their peers, but these five players had the best body of work.
Without further ado, here are the college football players who have the biggest reason to be upset they were snubbed.
After reading through the list, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below with your pick for who should have been the fourth finalist.
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