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Heisman Trophy Voting Method

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Danny Bocanumenth

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Heisman Trophy Voting Method

DISCRETE<3 XOXO WHAT IS THE HEISMAN TROPHY? VOTING SYSTEM Reggie Bush Why is it called the Heisman Trophy? Award given to the college football player who best performs on the field. The voting system used to choose the Heisman winner is the Borda Method. 870 voters rank their top three choices. Their 1st gets 3 points, 2nd gets 2 and 3rd gets 1 point. 76 of the former recipients of the Heisman trophy also get to vote for their choice with the same method as members of the media. The fans take part in a survey which counts as one vote. The Trophy Reggie Bush's Heisman trophy was stripped from him because he was receiving improper gifts. Now there is no Heisman winner for 2005. The trophy was designed by Frank Eliscu and was modeled after Ed Smith, a good player for New York University. The trophy is made out of bronze cast and is 13.5 inches tall. John Heisman was a football coach who revolutionized the game by creating new offensive schemes and by originating "hike" shouted by the quarterback by each play. He then had a trophy named after him for the best player west of the Mississippi river. After his death, the award was then given to the best collegiate player.
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