|2011 Heisman Finalist
On December 6, 2011, LSU star Tyran Mathieu was named as a
Heisman finalist. Other candidates headed to NY for the award
ceremony included Trent Richardson - Alabama, Montee
Ball-Wisconsin, Andrew Luck-Stanford, and Robert Griffin III-Baylor
|Below is what Mathieu said after learning of his selection as a
"This is a dream come true and I am humbled by this honor to go to New
York to represent LSU," said Mathieu. "It shows that hard work and
persistence pays off. I am thankful for this opportunity and I want to
thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me each and every day.
Coach Miles, Coach John Chavis and Coach Ron Copper are always
pushing us to get better. Without them and my teammates, this
opportunity is not possible."