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Athlon Sports recently released a list of the SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016 and LSU's running back Leonard Fournette and quarterback Brandon Harris were included in the mix.

Fournette was in "The Five Clear Favorites" category at No. 1 while Harris landed in "The Next Five Candidates" section at No. 8.

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1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU If the Heisman Trophy was awarded midseason, Fournette would have had it locked up last year. Fournette is undoubtedly the SEC’s top contender heading into 2016. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, but didn’t perform as well in LSU’s three losses to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss. That just goes to show how important Fournette will be to LSU’s success this fall.

8. Brandon Harris, QB, LSU It may come as a surprise to those who always say “LSU could be really good if it had a quarterback.” But the Tigers’ quarterback actually finished in the top five in the SEC last year in yards per attempt. Harris was mostly efficient, throwing 13 touchdowns to only six interceptions, and also has shown an ability to scramble. Obviously, he will need better numbers than he had last year to win the Heisman, and Les Miles loves to run the ball, but don’t rule Harris out if LSU has a stellar season.
You can see the complete Athlon list here.
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12 Comments
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slackster95 months
I understand the thought process of naming the QB on a title contender, but if LSU makes the playoffs, it is going to Fournette.
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dreaux95 months
Is this real life??
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ShlikStyck95 months
...on
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ShlikStyck95 months
man oh man...if that lightbulb would just go off inside BH
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tigerbutt95 months
Lmfao
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hogminer95 months
LF=yes, BH=no. LOL
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Chad504boy95 months
That uniform combo is absolutely beautiful.
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BayouBengals1895 months
Yes it is. It's my personal favorite, and I wish we would wear it more.
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slackster95 months
Yeah, people are in love with the classics, which I get, but if LSU was starting from scratch give me this combo please.
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Datbayoubengal95 months
yes it is. You'll get downvotes from "traditionalists", but traditionally LSU's main uniform has changed plenty over the years.
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