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Heisman hopeful profiles

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn, Jr.

Newton, the winner of the Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Year, Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards, is the clear favorite. He is just the third player in FBS history to throw and rush for at least 20 touchdowns in a season. He's thrown for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford, Jr.

Luck became the first Cardinal quarterback to win the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year award since John Elway in 1982. He led fifth-ranked Stanford to an 11-1 record and a berth in the Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech. Luck also is the fourth Cardinal QB to throw for at least 3,000 yards in a single season, having completed 245 of 349 passes for 3,051 yards with 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

LaMichael James, RB, Oregon, So.

The only non-quarterback among the Heisman finalists, James won the Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation's top running back. He led the nation in rushing with 1,682 yards and rushing touchdowns (21) and has collected nine 100-yard games this season.

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State, Jr.

Moore is a clutch player and a proven leader, having guided the Broncos to a 37-2 record in his three seasons as a starter. He completed a career-high 71 percent of his passes for 3,506 yards and also surpassed 10,000 yard passing for his career.

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