Can Ricky Dobbs be a Heisman Finalist?
I know it's crazy in today's game to think of a service school player as a potential Heisman finalist but could it happen this year. Dobbs is probably the most hyped Navy QB since Roger Staubach. Last year he had a prolific passing year for Navy standards with 1031 yards passing and 6 TD's. Rushing he had 1192 yards, and 26 TD's. The thing to look at is the fact that it isn't crazy to believe that Navy can run the table. They have no ranked opponents this year. Notre Dame, today against Maryland, and Wake are their toughest opponents. Last year they beat Notre Dame @ Notre Dame. Obviously he's hurt by the fact that he isn't an NFL prospect and that the option offense is though to be a gimmick, but IMO if you can lead the country in rushing perennially even when the defense knows it's coming, that's no gimmick. I just think it'd be nice to see a guy who plays for a service school becoming a Heisman finalist. He has a chance this year to have monster numbers and lead his team to at least a 10 win season. IMO if he can get around 1500 yards passing, 10 TD's and 1500 yards rushing and around 20-30 TD's, he should be right up there in Heisman balloting.