In the first three games of the season, running back/wide receiver/beast De’Anthony Thomas has acquired 228 yards and four touchdowns on the ground with 154 yards and three touchdowns in the air.
What’s more spectacular? That’s on 13 run attempts and 11 catches, and none of that counts his 93 punt return yards.
Is this phenomenon at the top of your list for Heisman, or are there other super-humans out there that have caught your attention? Our staff weighs in.
Mike: Thomas is one of the top talents in the country and with how everything went down this weekend he has to be near the top of the list. I think Eddie Lacy of Alabama, Collin Klein of Kansas State and even Matt Barkley of USC are still worthy candidates. Thomas is in the discussion with how him and the Ducks are playing. It’s still really early in my opinion.
Raymond: Thomas is definitely up there but right now I’m putting Geno Smith of West Virgina at the top of the Heisman hopefuls.
Brian: I would definitely argue that Geno Smith is the best I’ve seen so far. He’s been the most impressive after two games, and he has a potential to keep that up during the majority of Big 12 play. De’Anthony Thomas is certainly in the mix though, because I’m an athlete guy and outside of Smith, Thomas is the best athlete I’ve seen on the field today.
Ricky: Thomas would be on my Heisman list, but he would be fourth on my list. The players I got in front of him are Matt Barkley, Geno Smith, and Colin Klein. The reason for this is because I am more of a QB guy. I favor the QB position and feel that Barkley, Smith, and Klein are more Heisman candidates than De’Anthony Thomas, but I’ve been proven wrong before. Challenged accepted?
The Autzen Zoo staff includes lead editor Brian Spaen along with staff writers Joe Soriano, Mike Vamosi, Raymond Mencke, Jr., and Ricky Widmer.