Marqise Lee has had a stellar year for the Trojans, as he’s been able to awe spectators with his flashy play and carry the Trojans on multiple occassions, including Saturday’s win over Arizona State.
Due to his playmaking ability, he’s been thrown into the Heisman Trophy race –despite there being only two wide receivers to ever win the award– and his ability to change games offensively and on special teams, with the threat of playing on defense, give him a solid case to not only a garner a trip to New York, but possibly win.
He has 2,234 all-purpose yards and is on pace to break the USC record set by Marcus Allen, with even an outside chance at the NCAA record for receiving yards in a season.
The games’ most prominent Heisman Trohpy analyst, Chris ‘Heisman Pundit’ Huston, has Lee ranked second in the race for the pose, and spoke about Lee in his Sunday recap.
2. Marqise Lee, WR, USC — The versatile Lee is carrying a disappointing USC team on his shoulders while leading the nation in catches and placing second in all-purpose yardage. Assuming he makes it to the Pac-12 title game, he’s on pace to have a remarkable 2,904 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns when ballots are due. He’s a longshot at this point. But if he puts on spectacular displays against UCLA, Notre Dame and Oregon, he could conceivably steal the Heisman away from Klein.
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