Throughout the history of college football the Heisman Trophy has been awarded
annually to the player deemed the most outstanding player in college football. From the very first Heisman Winner Jay Berwanger to the newest Johnny Manziel. It seems now the Heisman is more or less used to commericalize college football rather than represent the best player.
Throughout the years the Heisman Trophy was a representation of the best college football player in the nation. But now, it seems as if the Heisman Award is used more as a publicity or commercialized feature if anything. Do not get me wrong, I am not taking anything away from the accomplishments that these football players have achieved. I'm simply questioning the prestige of the Heisman Trophy Award. For example you have other awards such as the 'Maxwell Award', 'Sporting News College Football Player of the Year', and the 'Walter Camp Player Award' that are essentially just as significant as the Heisman. At least in terms of what they are a representation of. (Going to the best college football player deemed by a certain group or organization of people)
Now granted, all of these awards have been around almost as long as the Heisman. But if the Heisman is not the only award that is awarded to the 'best college football player', then aren't these awards just as illustrious as the Heisman? If they aren't, then why even have them? Look at it this way, just like the Heisman Award, bowl games are now used for commercialization and advertisements to sponsor big named organizations (i.e. Chik-fila-A Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl ,etc). Unfortunately it seems now that is what has become of the once seemingly most important award in all of college football as well.
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