Keenum not headed to NYC
The finalists for the 2011 Heisman Trophy were announced on Monday and Houston quarterback Case Keenum was not among the group of five finalists that will be headed to New York City for the award ceremony on Saturday.
The Heisman Trophy finalists are: Montee Ball (Wisconsin), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Tyrann Mathieu (LSU) and Trent Richardson (Alabama).
It doesn’t come as a surprise in the wake of Houston’s 49-28 loss to Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday. Despite Keenum’s gaudy statistics and long list of NCAA records broken, it was widely speculated that he needed a strong performance on Saturday and a UH win for the sixth-year senior to be among the invitees. A “Heisman moment” if you will.
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