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November 30, 2012

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NORMAN — The Heisman Trophy will be handed out Dec. 8 and votes are due on Monday. Oklahoma doesn't have a viable candidate for the award, but two players who are in the running legitimized their candidacies with performances against the Sooners.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein got in the race when he led the Wildcats to 24-19 victory over the Sooners on Sept. 22.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had 11 tackles, a sack and an interception against the Sooners on Oct. 27.

OU coach Bob Stoops said earlier this week there's no player more deserving than Klein, but defensive players should get equal consideration for the Heisman Trophy.

"A player is a player. It shouldn’t matter what age he is and the other is a defensive guy. Being a long-time defensive guy coming up in coaching, I’ve never understood it," he said. "I think Te’o for Notre Dame is absolutely deserving when you look at – usually they talk about the quarterback or running back on the best team in the country or whoever had the best record. Usually they have a better chance of winning it than anyone. They’re known for their defense and he’s the quarterback of their defense and he’s got six or seven interceptions and he’s been the guy all year. He’s been their guy and I don’t think there’s any question he’s a guy that should have a great opportunity to win it."

 

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