As Pete has pointed out for two days in a row, Drew Lock’s Heisman campaign - and the personal #ProfileSZN that goes with it - is in full swing. Lock’s return to Columbia is generating a lot of hope among the Mizzou faithful, and the university is capitalizing on it by hyping that Lock could become the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner.
However, Lock isn’t the first player who’s ever had a Heisman-level season. For our weekly poll, we asked which player from Mizzou Football past was most worthy of college football’s highest individual honor.
The results were... overwhelming, to say the least:
#POLL! With the Drew Lock Heisman campaign in full swing, let’s revisit other award-worthy years. Which individual season most deserved a Heisman trophy?— ROCK M NATION (@RockMNation) July 11, 2018
For reference: Christman and Daniel both placed among the Heisman finalists (3rd and 4th, respectively), while LaRose got enough votes to come in 8th. All but Daniel made First Team All-American; Daniel was Second Team.— ROCK M NATION (@RockMNation) July 11, 2018
The ensuing replies echoed the poll’s clear sentiment:
Daniel led us to #1 in nation...was a beautiful team to watch...— J Merlotti (@JMerlotti) July 11, 2018
No arguments here, Mr. Bearded Ceramic Man.
Chase definitely deserved it. Tebow went 8-5 that year and won bc he was essentially their fullback on the goaline and had lots of rush tds. McFadden had no business being ahead was proved when we waxed them in Cotton Bowl. Brennen being third was insane. UH sked was a joke.— Astros 61-31 (@pinkel4prez) July 11, 2018
While the argument probably isn’t as clear-cut as presented here, it does look like Daniel deserved more serious consideration more than a decade removed.
can't vote against chase's 2007 but man was nario good that season— Tim Lane (@PangolinEsquire) July 11, 2018
Well, technically you can vote against him. I mean, I did! But there’s no doubt Daniel was probably Mizzou’s best shot at the award so far this century.
Even though the Twitter poll has wrapped up, we still want to know: Which individual football season was most worthy of a Heisman Trophy?
Which individual Mizzou Football season was most worthy of a Heisman Trophy?
This poll is closed
Paul Christman (1939)
Danny LaRose (1960)
Chase Daniel (2007)
Danario Alexander (2009)
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