There is no award more prestigious in all of college football, maybe all of sports, than the Heisman Trophy. Each year we honor a player who stands above the rest and who brings us dazzling highlights and fond memories. They are repaid for their efforts with an immortal trophy and endless Nissan commercial gigs.
Typically, the award goes to the most outstanding quarterback of the season. This makes sense, as the quarterback has the ball in his hands every play. Perhaps no one position is more determinative in the outcome of a play, a game, or even a season as the quarterback. It makes complete sense that the award for the most outstanding player would go to a quarterback, because we ask quarterbacks to perform more than anyone else.