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Eric Berry For Heisman

October 7, 2009

So, that was Swiperboy as part of Tennessee’s campaign to get Eric Berry the Heisman Trophy. Eric Berry is a phenomenal player, and there’s no reason that he shouldn’t be included in the Heisman race. The trophy is designated to be given to the most outstanding player in the nation. He is definitely one of the best players, but lately the trophy has been given to the most glamorous QB in the country, even though they have their own award.

This year he’s on pace for 108 tackles as a defensive back. That’s incredible. In the Florida game he was all over the field, seemingly playing LB, corner and safety. He crushed Tebow in a huge collision, and he even picked off one of White Jesus 2.0’s passes, and nobody does that – he’s only thrown 12 interceptions in his entire career.

There are people who are going to say that he’s not playing nearly well enough this year, as he only has the one aforementioned interception this year, and didn’t return it for a TD. Those people are complete idiots. The reason he’s not getting all the INT’s that we’re used to is because teams aren’t throwing to his side of the field as much anymore. It’s the Champ Bailey/Nnamdi Asomugha effect; they shut guys down to the point that teams don’t throw their way anymore.

He’s going to be a top 5 pick in the draft this year, or next year – whichever he decides to declare for the draft. I would propose that there’s not a single team in the NFL that wouldn’t draft him if they had the chance. I would even surmise that if a team with an established QB has the #1 pick, he will be the leading candidate for first overall draft pick.

I’m sorry that it’s not going to happen, Eric. The Heisman has turned into a complete farce. If I was a member of the voting group, you would have my pick, but alas I am not. I might even have to cheer for you if you somehow end up with the Patriots.

How awesome would it be, though, if your voice were actually that low?

Here is his official campaign page. Check it out as there’s some impressive highlight reels.
via EDSBS.

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