Heisman Watch: Can Alabama’s Amari Cooper End Heisman Drought For Receivers?

CBS Los Angeles

There have been just three wide receivers to win the Heisman Trophy in the award?s prestigious history. Nebraska?s Johnny Rodgers was the first, in 1972. Rodgers was eventually followed by Notre Dame?s Tim Brown, in 1987. The most recent receiver to win the Heisman Trophy was Michigan?s Desmond Howard, in 1991. So what will it take for a wide receiver to end the Heisman drought of 23 years and counting? Can Alabama?s Amari Cooper be the long-awaited receiver to win the Heisman Trophy this season?

Cooper is off to a fantastic start to the year for the Crimson Tide. Through four games, Cooper leads the nation in receiving yards per game with 163.8 yards per game and 655 receiving yards. His five touchdowns in four games are also among the leaders around the nation, trailing just two other players. The 6? 1?, 210-pound receiver and Miami native is already about…

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