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Gardner Minshew for Heisman? Washington State sure thinks so

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From staff reports

PULLMAN – With Heisman Trophy ballots being handed out on Nov. 19, Washington State felt it was time to make sure one name was front and center for voters.

Gardner Minshew.

On Thursday, a Twitter account was created to help drum up support for the WSU quarterback. Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina, has thrown for 3,852 yards and 29 touchdowns this season for the eighth-ranked Cougars.

Minshew has already been named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell and Walter Camp awards, along with being named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award.

Heisman Trophy finalists will be named on Dec. 3 with the presentation taking place on Dec. 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.


Ryan Leaf is Washington State’s lone Heisman finalist. Leaf lost the award to Michigan’s Charles Woodson in 1997. Tennessee’s Peyton Manning was the other finalist.

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