Heisman Trophy Watch 2015: Top 15 dark horse candidates

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Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright III (33) looks to the sideline during the third quarter of the territorial cup against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats won 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Which college football players have a chance to crash the Heisman Trophy conversation this fall and go from a dark horse candidate to a legit contender?

At this time last year, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was touted as a “dark horse” candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Essentially, he was a player who was going to put up some impressive numbers, lead his team to some quality wins and in a best-case scenario would be a top-10 finisher for the Trophy.

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Prescott led the Bulldogs to a 10-win season and were the No. 1 team in the nation and finished eighth last year as the dark horse emerged as a legit contender for the game’s top individual honor.

So who could follow in Prescott’s footsteps and be a dark horse candidate to begin the year but end up in the Heisman conversation at the end of the year and even come away as the winner?

After reading through the list of dark horse candidates, please leave your reactions and opinions in the comments section and on our social media channels. Let us know why you think a player on this list shouldn’t be a “dark horse” candidate and should be considered a legitimate Heisman candidate. And don’t be shy in letting us know who should be added to this list.

Without further ado, here is the list of the top 15 college football players who enter the 2015 season as a dark horse candidate to win the Heisman Trophy.

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