Why Toby Gerhart’s Race Will Prevent Him from Winning the Heisman

Posted by Bryan Kelly on November-16-2009 Add Comments

It was news to me—as it probably was to everyone else, including Pete Carroll—that Toby Gerhart set the all-time record for rushing yards in the state of California as a high school player.

When you consider the outstanding running backs that played their high school ball as native sons of the Golden State—OJ Simpson, Jahvid Best, Reggie Bush, Marcus Allen, hell, even Ken Simonton—that's a pretty staggering accomplishment.

So it should also not be news that this season, Gerhart's 1,395 yards are best in the Pac-10 and third best in the country. And his 19 rushing touchdowns are second only to Ricky Dobbs, who quart...

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