NCAA Football 13: What Heisman Winner Are You Putting in Carolina Blue?

I’m not big on college football video games, maybe I’m just stuck on Madden, I really couldn’t tell you.  NCAA Football 13 was recently released by EA Sports with an interesting twist that makes the game a bit more enticing.  The Heisman Challenge, when after completing a series of apparently pretty grueling tasks you can add a Heisman winner to your team.

Which begs the question, out of the 16 Heisman winners available for selection, who would choose to suit up for the North Carolina Tar Heels?  For me it’s simple, if you have a chance to put one player on your team, you need to pick the player who can make the most impact on your team.

In my opinion that means the player must be a quarterback.  As valuable as every player is, the fact is the QB touches the ball on every play and effects the game more than any other position in football.  With new head coach Larry Fedora’s spread offensive attack a dual threat QB is a must.

I’m a big fan of Bryn Renner, I like Marquis Williams, and Mitch Trubisky, with all that said, it’s a huge reach to say that any of these young men will touch the likes of Robert Griffin III, Tim Tebow, or Charlie Ward.  Eliminating Doug Flutie off the top preferring a bigger QB that can run the ball and Andre Ware because in my view, his skills don’t touch Griffin, Wards or Tebows.

My pick is Tim Tebow, and no I’m not a Tebow maniac or whatever they call it.  I don’t even think he will be a good starting QB in the NFL.  He was however, possibly the best college football player of all time.  No QB can run the ball like Tebow and he dominated from the time he hit the field at Florida. But there’s still noway I would make Tebow my QB in a video game with that throwing motion, it’s not much fun running up the gut with your QB on PS3.

Who’s your pick?

  • Marcus Allen– 1981 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Southern California
  • Doug Flutie– 1984 Heisman Trophy recipient, Boston College
  • Eddie George– 1995 Heisman Trophy recipient, Ohio State University
  • Robert Griffin III– 2011 Heisman Trophy recipient, Baylor University
  • Desmond Howard– 1991 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Michigan
  • Carson Palmer– 2002 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Southern California
  • Barry Sanders– 1988 Heisman Trophy recipient, Oklahoma State University
  • Charlie Ward– 1993 Heisman Trophy recipient, Florida State University
  • Andre Ware– 1989 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Houston
  • Herschel Walker– 1982 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Georgia
  • Tim Brown – 1987 Heisman Trophy recipient, Notre Dame
  • Archie Griffin – 1974 and 1975 Heisman Trophy recipient, Ohio State University
  • Jim Plunkett – 1970 Heisman Trophy recipient, Stanford University
  • Mark Ingram – 2009 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Alabama
  • Matt Leinart – 2004 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Southern California
  • Tim Tebow – 2007 Heisman Trophy recipient, University of Florida