Danny Woodhead, who was a standout at North Platte High School and went on to earn some of the top honors in college football did not receive an invitation to last weekend's Heisman ceremony. And I'm wondering why.
The Chadron State College back ran for more yards than any player in the history of college football. Let me say that again. Woodhead ran for more yards than ANY player in the history of college football. In four years, he ran for 7.962 yards. That's six hundred yards more than the previous record.
He also ranks second in career all-purpose yards. He has 109 career TDs, which ties the NCAA record. Plus, he scored 654 career points, ranking him 2nd in that category. And for the second season, Woodhead was named to the AP Little All-America first team.
So tell me why this outstanding football player didn't get asked to NY last weekend? And more importantly, why didn't he win?
Oh, that's right. He doesn't play for a Division IA school. No, he was passed over by Nebraska when they Billy Blue Eyes was at the helm. Instead, Woodhead chose Chadron State and made it fun to watch football.
Even one game was televised on NET this season. Unfortunately, it's the game Woodhead got injured in shortly after kickoff.
It's a shame that if football's highest honor is supposed to honor the best player in all of college football, Woodhead was ignored. Obviously, he deserved to be invited and given serious consideration. After all, his name is etched in the record books.