CollegeFootballNews.com has released its first group of 100 Heisman Candidates, taking a look at players ranked 81-100 in their likelihood to win college footballs most prestigious award. Navy FB Adam Ballard, who flat out destroyed people last year, was caught at number 95. Here is the writeup:
FB Adam Ballard, Navy: A monster season awaits Ballard, who was a godsend at the end of 2005, steamrolling three bad defenses for 488 yards on just 62 carries in the Middies' three final games. He'll be the first option in an offense that led the nation in rushing last year.
Dude, the man is a friggin' Truck
My thoughts? Well I certainly think Ballard is primed for a big year, maybe in the neighborhood of 1200 yards. His size is unique, and as we saw last year he can absolutely run over people (cue P-Bowl highlights.) He's not terribly fast, although he is faster then Kyle Eckel, adn we all know how revered he has become. Yea, I'd have to say it's ma pretty good pick by CFN. If another Navy player is to appear on the list, it would most likely by LB Rob Caldwell, although I wouldn't hold my breath. CFN has already shown a special liking towards Ballard, naming him the "Best player" on Navy's team in their spring preview. That being said, I'll alert you fine people if another Navy player is to appear. Either way, CFN.com is basically the best college football site out their right now. With a daily preview (Today was Texas Tech) of all Div-IA teams, you'll be sure to expand your knowledge on teams from the MAC and Sunbelt who you will never see on TV. And from where I'm from, that's a damn good thing.