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Smith the easy for choice for everyone

Updated: December 12, 2006, 1:27 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Four years ago, it seemed obvious that an Ohio State freshman would win the Heisman Trophy. Just not this freshman, not the guy who quarterbacked the scout team that prepared the Buckeyes to upset Miami in the Fiesta Bowl.

Tailback Maurice Clarett, the freshman star of that national championship team, is long gone from Columbus. Quarterback Troy Smith, the closest Ohio State had to an afterthought signee in February 2002, became the closest to a unanimous Heisman winner in the ...

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