Heisman Trophy Watch 2015: Why these Top 15 contenders won’t win

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Dec 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the 1968 Heisman Trophy of Southern California Trojans tailback O.J. Simpson (not pictured) at Heritage Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks ago, colleague Patrick Schmidt gave you the Top 15 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2015, now here are the reasons each of them won’t win it this year.

One thing is certain about awards like the Heisman Trophy, and that is that nothing is certain. No matter who the leading contenders or candidates are, there’s almost always someone who comes out of nowhere to suddenly challenge the pack.

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Last year it was Trevone Boykin who nearly stole the show, and a couple of years ago who would have thought that Jameis Winston would accomplish what he did during his first season as starter. Being on the Heisman watch list in the preseason is an honor all its own, but you can easily tumble.

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There are a number of clear-cut candidates this season, along with some other strong possibilities, but each of them has something that can and probably will prevent them from winning the coveted trophy. After all, there is only one winner each season.

It’s likely that we’ll see another player rise up and make his name known to overtake a lot of the players on this list, but there are more underlying reasons why most of these guys won’t even make the trip to New York for the finalists.

Here’s why each of our Top 15 Heisman contenders won’t win the award in 2015.

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