The 77th Heisman Memorial Trophy will represented live Saturday on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT from the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Other finalists are Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin II and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.
"This is a dream come true and I am humbled by this honor to go to New York to represent LSU," said Mathieu. "It shows that hard work and persistence pays off. I am thankful for this opportunity and I want to thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me each and every day. Coach Miles, Coach John Chavis and Coach Ron Copper are always pushing us to get better. Without them and my teammates, this opportunity is not possible. Mathieu has totaled 71 tackles this season, 1.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and two punt returns for touchdowns.
by Ed Staton
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