Joey Harrington Among Four Heisman Finalists
Dec 4, 2001
NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterbacks Ken Dorsey, Joey Harrington, Eric Crouch andRex Grossman were picked Tuesday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Dorsey threw for 2,652 yards and 23 touchdowns this season to lead No. 1Miami (11-0) to the Rose Bowl.
Harrington threw for 2,415 yards and 23 touchdowns help No. 3 Oregon (10-1)win the Pac-10 championship.
Crouch threw for 1,510 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 1,115 yardsand 19 scores for No. 5 Nebraska (11-1).
Grossman led the nation in passing efficiency, throwing for 3,896 yards and34 touchdowns for No. 6 Florida (9-2).
'These players have had phenomenal seasons across the board and anyone ofthem would be deserving of college football's highest honor,' said Rudy Riska,the executive director of the Heisman Memorial Trophy Trust.
Riska said a fifth player could be invited later this week to the ceremonyin New York. The Heisman will be awarded Saturday night at the Marriott Marquisbecause of damage to the Downtown Athletic Club during the Sept. 11 terroristattacks. It will mark the first time in 67 years that the trophy will bepresented somewhere other than the club.