2012 Heisman Trophy watch list includes De’Anthony Thomas
Fellow Yardbarker.com network website Theheismanpundit.com released their 2012 Heisman Trophy Watch List.
The prestigious 18-player list gives football fans the first glimpse at a great crop of Heisman contenders for the coming season.
2012 winner will be announced in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Oregon Ducks De'Anthony Thomas a running back from Los Angeles, California made the list.
Position: Running Back
City/State: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Crenshaw HS
Experience: 1 Letter
2011 — Pac-12 co-offensive freshman of the year … All-Pac-12 first team kick returner (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele)… Shared team’s most outstanding player honor with senior tight end David Paulson … Freshman All-American (Sporting News) and all-freshman first team according to Phil Steele … Ranks 11th nationally in all-purpose yards (147.8 yards per game) … Only player in the nation with 400 or more yards rushing, receiving and kick returning … Ranks second (15th) in kickoff return yards (983), seventh in all-purpose yards (2,235) and ninth (22nd) in scoring (110) in a single season at UO … Appeared in all 14 games starting six … Team’s second leading receiver with 46 receptions for 605 yards and nine touchdowns … Third-leading rusher with 608 yards on 55 carries with seven scores … Team-high 314 all-purpose yards, carrying the ball twice for 155 yards and two scores, including a 91 yard scamper and caught four passes for 34 yards in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl… Also ran back five kickoffs for 125 yards vs. Wisconsin… Caught two passes for 13 yards before leaving the game due to injury in the first quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game vs. UCLA … Finished with a game-high 197 yards (71 yards rush, 86 rec, 40 kick ret) and caught one pass for a TD vs. Oregon State … Team-high 214 all-purpose yards, including 162 yards on three kick returns and caught three passes for 49 yards and one TD vs. USC … Had a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown, tying for the seventh-longest kick return in school history vs. the Trojans, earning CFPA National Kick Returner of the Week … Caught a 41-yard pass for a TD and ran back four kickoffs for 83 yards, finishing with 141 all-purpose yards and had one solo tackle in win at Stanford