Brennan, Daniel said to be among Heisman finalists
The five finalists who will be invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation will be announced on SportsCenter tonight at 6 ET. And one of the most wide-open college football seasons in years has also produced one of the most wide-open Heisman races in recent memory.
But who else is coming to New York for Saturday's trophy presentation at the Nokia Theater?
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has also been invited to the trophy presentation, said his coach, June Jones, according to the Honolulu Advertiser. Brennan, a senior, led Hawaii to an undefeated regular season and a BCS bowl bid and holds the single-season and career NCAA records for most touchdown passes.
Other possible candidates include quarterbacks Pat White of West Virginia, Dennis Dixon of Oregon, Matt Ryan of Boston College and Sam Bradford of Oklahoma, and running back Kevin Smith of Central Florida, who leads the nation in rushing and needs 181 yards to break Barry Sanders' NCAA single-season rushing record.
McFadden rushed for 1,725 yards in 12 games this season, eclipsing the 1,647 yards he gained in 14 games in 2006 when he led Arkansas to the SEC title game. His stock rose last month, when he tied an SEC record by running for 321 yards against South Carolina, then followed up with 206 rushing yards, three touchdowns and a passing touchdown in a triple-overtime win over then-No. 1 LSU.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.