Remember the good ol’ days when guys like George Rogers and Ron Dayne were rewarded with a Heisman Trophy because of their career work? With a redshirt freshman winning last season, it’s obvious that kind of thinking is obsolete. That’s too bad, Aaron Murray.
Saturday will be a historic day for Murray as the Bulldogs go to Tennessee. With just 100 passing yards he will become the SEC’s all-time leading passer, breaking the record of 11,528 currently held by Georgia’s David Greene (2001-2004). With nine more touchdown passes Murray will break the career record of 114 held by Florida’s Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner.
Greene, now 31, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that not only is he pulling for Murray to break his record “I hope he shatters it.”
One other note on Murray: Only two players in NCAA history have thrown for more than 3,000 in four consecutive seasons: Hawaii’s Timmy Chang and Boise State’s Kellen Moore. Murray, who has 1,338 yards through four games, could become the third.
It’s a real shame that Murray could never win the big game like George Rogers did. Another reason I hold the Heisman in such high esteem.