Morgantown, West Virginia – If the West Virginia Mountaineers continue their trajectory to the top of the Big 12 Conference and if they can somehow, some way reach the Big 12 Championship this season, is there anyone that would mean more to their overachieving team than West Virginia’s outstanding junior running back Leddie Brown?
Brown, who is currently the 5th leading rusher in the nation, averaging 129 yards per game, has carried the Mountaineers offense this season. With a functional, serviceable, solid starting quarterback and wide receivers who often can’t catch colds, Leddie Brown has been the steady rock for the West Virginia offense. Running behind an improved but still not great offensive line, Brown has exceeded all expectations coming into this season.
Remember, West Virginia was among the worst running teams in the entire country last season, averaging a mere 73.4 yards per game. Brown, the top rusher on the team last season, had only 367 yards on 107 carries (3.4 yards per rush). This season, through 5 games, Brown has 515 yards.
According to the Heisman Trophy website, the award is given to the most outstanding player in college football. In addition, according to the Heisman Trophy Trust, “Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.”
Who epitomizes perseverance after a really challenging season last season more or better than Leddie Brown, who has completely turned his production around? Who embodies the spirit of hard work and diligence of the Heisman Trophy more than West Virginia’s Leddie Brown?
While big names Trevor Lawrence of Clemson, Justin Fields of Ohio State, Chuba Hubbard of Oklahoma State and Jaylen Waddle of Alabama will garner much of the Heisman attention, no one is more important to their team than Leddie Brown.
For this, the campaign for Leddie Brown as a Heisman candidate starts now and it starts right now. Leddie Brown absolutely deserves to be on the Heisman watch list and if his outstanding production continues in conjunction with the Mountaineers continuing to win games, Leddie Brown could win the Heisman Trophy this season.