At times, stupidity simply takes over. This is one of those times. After being a somewhat brow-raising omission from Heisman-finalist status for the second straight year, Florida State’s star running back Dalvin Cook didn’t even sniff the upper echelon of Heisman Trophy voting, coming in tied for 10th with San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey.
The award was won, as expected, by Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, with Clemson QB Deshaun Watson coming in a distant second. And I don’t think most people have an issue with that pair of ACC players residing at the top of most ballots. Of course, it was Jackson who named Cook as the player most deserving of an invite to New York City who did not receive one. Still, no player in the top 11 of those receiving votes garnered fewer first place tallies than Cook.
Included below is the entirety of the voting results:
Heisman vote totals show it was just a two-man race (via @RJ_Writes) https://t.co/jdDs6Wwkn8 pic.twitter.com/u3r8VIFDpC— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) December 11, 2016