V.Y. 's Heisman Campaign

Young makes his case for the Heisman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas quarterback Vince Young today started

his own Heisman Trophy campaign.

He's spent the season deflecting Heisman questions to focus on

getting the second-ranked Longhorns to the Rose Bowl against number

one U-S-C.

Now that's happening -- on January fourth.

Young says voters should look at his leadership and that he sat

on the bench in the second half of several Texas blowouts this


But Young knows he may be running second to dynamic Trojans

tailback Reggie Bush.

Young passed for two-thousand, 769 yards and 26 touchdowns and

ran for a team-high 850 yards and nine T-D's this season.

But he also knows that Bush captured many voters with huge games

at the end of the season against Fresno State and U-C-L-A.

If he wins Saturday, Young would join running backs Earl

Campbell (1977) and Ricky Williams (1998) as Texas Heisman Trophy


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