With or Without Luck, LSU's Mathieu In Heisman Top 5
Written by  // Tuesday, 06 December 2011 13:03 //

lsuFor the first time since 1977, LSU will have a Representative in New York City for the Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation as outstanding sophomore cornerback/return specialist Tyrann Mathieu has been named one of the five finalists for college football's ultimate award..

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
(Visit SEC/BCS gear at Louiisiana Sports Talk).

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  


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