Nesbitt’s Heisman campaign starts Tuesday

Georgia Tech will unveil its Heisman Trophy campaign for quarterback Joshua Nesbitt on Tuesday.

Watch for a website, www.nesbitt4heisman.com, to go live by 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Nesbitt, a 6-foot-1, 217-pound senior, passed for 1,701 yards and rushed for 1,037 yards last season to lead the Yellow Jackets to the ACC championship. He is considered an outside contender for the award. Alabama running back Mark Ingram, who won the award last season, is the favorite to win it again this season. The last quarterback from an option team to win the Heisman was Nebraska’s Eric Crouch in 2001.

Though the trophy is named after Tech’s first coach, John Heisman, who went 102-29-7 from 1904-19, no Yellow Jacket has ever won college football’s most prestigious trophy, given annually to the sport’s best player.

With 2,079 yards in three seasons, Nesbitt has already rushed for more yards than any quarterback in Tech’s history and is just the second to rush and pass for more than 1,000 yards in a season. A Greene County High School product, Nesbitt needs 692 yards to become the most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history.

Tech in the Heisman Trophy voting

2006: Calvin Johnson, WR  10th

1999: Joe Hamilton, QB        2nd

1978: Eddie Lee Ivery, TB    8th

1966: Lenny Snow, TB          14th

1963: Billy Lothridge, QB       2nd

1962: Billy Lothridge, QB       8th

1943: Eddie Prokop, HB          5th

1942: Clint Castleberry, HB    3rd

63 comments Add your comment

ty webb

August 30th, 2010
5:09 pm

IveryTheGreat

August 30th, 2010
5:14 pm

Eddie Lee Ivery got snubbed!!!

Tech Sucks

August 30th, 2010
5:51 pm

lol. Not going to happen. Tech will finish with a .500 record.

JACKETNATION

August 30th, 2010
6:18 pm

Joe Hamilton should have won it too, too much politics involved Glad to hear this news, NESBITT FOR HEISMAN

Worm

August 30th, 2010
6:19 pm

He will not be in the top 10..Spending money on this when the athletics dept. is losing money isn’t smart.

Chris

August 30th, 2010
6:21 pm

Joshua will go undefeated this year and win the heisman. I beleive he can do it. Let’s do it!

TechDan

August 30th, 2010
6:22 pm

Lil Joe was robbed!

NESBITT FOR HEISMAN

August 30th, 2010
6:25 pm

Nesbitt deserves to be a candidate. I didn’t see Ponder(fsu), Wilson(ncst), Harris(miami) or Parker(clemson) leading their team to the ACC championship. It was long time coming, congrats Josh and go get’em!

Ralph

August 30th, 2010
6:29 pm

Sad (but true) that a Heisman run needs to be marketed. Once, only the individual stats counted (along with a won – loss record).

wes

August 30th, 2010
6:34 pm

Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy while throwing 5 or 7 TD’s and 10 interceptions!

Joshua has a much better TD/INT ratio, but his completion% has to be a little bit north of 50%

Joshua Nesbitt is the most interesting college football player in the country.

Paulie J

August 30th, 2010
6:35 pm

Many many jacket fans hearts will be crushed this year, including the Josh for Heisman campaign.

THWGT!!!!!

JAdams

August 30th, 2010
6:43 pm

Gailey would have never let something like this happen. thats why he sucks

GT GRAD

August 30th, 2010
6:44 pm

Nesbitt is a superb athelete and definitely should be considered for the Heisman.

I hope he wins!

Okeefe/Bob

August 30th, 2010
7:05 pm

Lothridge got snubbed also.The word was that Staubach meant more to his team than Lothridge.All Billy did was run the ball,throw the ball,punt the ball,kick the ball for extra points and field goals and kick the damn ball off after scores.I saw him play and can tell you no one meant more to his team than Billy Lothridge. I’m still ticked off that he didn’t win it.As much as I like Joshua,I beleive the only chance of him winning the award is if Tech goes undefeated and brings home the Nat. Championship.

Rodney Dangerfield

August 30th, 2010
7:09 pm

Hey UGA fans, we aren’t stupid. We know that Tech probably has to go undefeated and Nesbitt will need a better completion % and still needs to run for over 1000 yards. But he will be the focus this year with no BayBay or Dwyer. So it is not unbelievable that he can win. I have never seen a Tech QB with more grit and heart than Nesbitt. Even if he doesn’t have a chance, he still deserves some respect for the way he plays the game.

Tech never gets any respect, hence my name, and we are used to it. That may be the whole reason why I am a Tech fan, the underdog factor. I’m not sure what I would do if they got all the recruits and won all the time. I guess I would then be a UGA fan, oh wait, UGA gets all the recruits but fails at the winning.

SavannahJacket

August 30th, 2010
7:13 pm

With the O-Line getting bigger stronger and faster Joshua will do great things this year. If he rushes for 1000 and passes for 2400 he would be the first ever 3000/5000 qb in D-I history. Throw in 30+ wins with another good season and he will be a lock for the top 3. See you in NYC in December!!!

Damon Evans

August 30th, 2010
7:16 pm

Anyone know where I can get a good martini to watch Joshua in action?

Tech Fan Since 1950

August 30th, 2010
7:18 pm

Billy Lothridge (1963) and Joe Hamilton (1999) both got snubbed, but both did come in second. The Heisman Trophy should be won based on performance on the field. Nesbitt is an excellent candidate and should be in the running. If he can get off to a good start and Tech wins the first five games then a marketing campaign can begin to help. It is about time that the Heisman Trophy comes home to one of the main historic headquarters of Coach John Heisman. I’m looking at my “Hamilton for Heisman” mouse pad as I type this. Go Joshua!

Hayseed Dixie

August 30th, 2010
7:28 pm

Joe Hamilton was the greatest Yellow Jacket I’d ever seen- until Nesbitt’s steal back against FSU.

Hayseed Dixie

August 30th, 2010
7:29 pm

Oh, and if Tebow had done the same play against FSU we’d STILL be forced to watch it on ESPN.

Ultimate Road Warriors

August 30th, 2010
7:52 pm

the comments from the GT fans on this blog are awesome. Rodney Dangerfield, I agree with you, Nesbitt will have to do twice as much as other quarterbacks to get half the respect but if anyone can pull that off it is NESBITT. He is a team leader, game changer and I wish him the best of luck this season in his career. JOSH(joshua), if you are reading these comments, there are GT fans that do indeed think you are the best QB in the country and a definite Heisman candidate. We will support you and rally for you because we know how the media is and wants to disrepect you. Go get ‘em

And before anyone brings up Nesbitt’s performance in the Orange Bowl, I didn’t see Bama’s Mark Ingram do anything in the Sugar Bowl loss against Utah and he won a Heisman, so what is your point.

Bug Zapper

August 30th, 2010
8:22 pm

Must not be much to talk about in the Tech program if the subject is Nesbitt’s Heisman campaign……Now thats a JOKE……..Not only can he not throw the ball but even if he did there’s noone there to catch it…….Bwahahahahahaha

get real

August 30th, 2010
8:27 pm

Nesbitt for Heisman???? pfft…. Your kidding right?? He can’t even pass the ball. This has to be some kind of joke. He has as much of a chance to win the Heisman as he does to beat Georgia……..NONE.

Adam Weber for Heisman

August 30th, 2010
8:50 pm

Figured I would throw my name in there….I am the QB at Minnesota. I have as much chance of getting a single Heisman Vote as Josh Nesbitt does.

Tech Fan Since 1950

August 30th, 2010
8:55 pm

“get real”…for the record Nesbitt has already beaten Georgia once (Classic City) and if you doggies hadn’t done the usual stuff last year twisting ankle, etc.(he would have been in the game a little more and you didn’t want that did you?) things might have been a little different. Congratulations on your win last year. No sour grapes here, just stating the facts. Nesbitt is a better passer than you think and he is a much better leader and gritty runner than anyone I can think of, even east of Atlanta.

Colin Kaepernick for Heisman

August 30th, 2010
8:55 pm

I am the QB at Nevada, and, like Adam Weber, have had a much better career than Josh Nesbitt, and am more likely to get a single Heisman vote than Nesbitt. If anybody and their brother can have a Heisman campaign, I figured I would throw my name in there.

ACC champs

August 30th, 2010
8:56 pm

here’s the deal, there will be a Nesbitt for Heisman campaign and no one cares what you idiot morons think. I realize that you have nothing else to worry about being that you have bragged about winning another national title now for 29 years and it still hasn’t happened. And not many around to remember the one you did win 30 years ago and the kids do not care..so some of you brag about the national titles the SEC has won but since none of those titles are ugays, what does that have to do with you? If Miami or VT won a national title, I would not be on here bragging about either one of them. Like CPJ, I would hoping to devise a plan to beat them. You people are so J E A L O U S over every little thing. It is not GT’s fault that year in and year out you have 5 star recruiting classes and no national titles to show for it. Maybe you need to start pointing the finger at you own football program. Ever thought of that?

Rodney Dangerfield

August 30th, 2010
8:58 pm

Hayseed, If Tebow did what Nesbitt did (stealing the fumble back) against FSU there would be HBO specials made about it. It would be in the top 10 ESPN college football moments. Who knows, since Tebow has graduated from UF what will ESPN talk about?

Dawg squeeze

August 30th, 2010
9:01 pm

Ugag fans are just jealous! They don’t have any players to consider for the Heisman! Go Jackets….Go Nesbitt!

Bee Lover

August 30th, 2010
9:05 pm

.
Maybe you need to start pointing the finger at you own football program. Ever thought of that?

Yeah, take that you “hiney sniffers”

K

August 30th, 2010
9:19 pm

Yes, Billy Lothridge and Joe Hamilton were robbed.
Tech gets no respect, but things are changing!
There is no other player in this country that means more to a team than Joshua Nesbitt. I do think we now have a coach and athletic director who know how to get things done.
Now is Ga Tech time!!!!!! It can happen! Go Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!

If you want to see a Heisman Trophy then make the drive to Athens!

August 30th, 2010
9:21 pm

Try winning a bowl game and beating UGA for a change. Tech hasn’t won a bowl game since 2005 at the Champ Sports Bowl!

Bug Zapper

August 30th, 2010
9:22 pm

Tech fan since 1850! You know aloong with the rest of the nation that Nesbitt cant pass…..THATS FACT…..stats don’t lie…..The heisman campaign is just something that you guys are concopting to make yourselves feel good about something……and if the best youve got is one rogue victory over UGA in years then your bar is’nt raised that high now is it?…..A good leader for your team, yes, but heisman candidate is a pipe dream…..kinda like winning against your rival from the east

5150 P.O.A.D

August 30th, 2010
9:29 pm

Wait AJ Green is the football god of the whole US according to the dawg fans. AJ has done so much in his uga career he has to be the greatest player in the whole of the NCAA.

jacketbrave

August 30th, 2010
9:34 pm

SHUT THE H3LL UP U GAY @SS UGA FANS! GIVE THE GUY A MF’N CHANCE!

Bug Zapper

August 30th, 2010
9:36 pm

jacketbrave…….he has no chance!

5150 P.O.A.D

August 30th, 2010
9:37 pm

Bug Z if Nesbitt can’t pass then why did he have more yards than Bobo’s qb at mutt u? J. Cox threw for fewer yards than a running qb in NESBITT. The greatest qbs Richt has ever benn around he did nothing to make them better. Jim Kelly took his job in college. C. Ward learned so much from Richt he became a NBA point guard after his Heisman trophy year. Richt taught Winkie how to get a MLB pitchers arm, right. Richt has not made a qb get better ever. Richt was blessed to have QBs with more talent than he knew what to do with. He just used their skill set o make the team better, but he never made the qds better. If you think different then you need to stop smoking the mushrooms growing on the field from the cesspool of the south.

wesleywhatwhat

August 30th, 2010
9:38 pm

this guy has a great chance to be in the top 3 when votes are counted in december.

http://twitpic.com/21rix1

wesleywhatwhat

August 30th, 2010
9:39 pm

errrr, no, wait. wrong pic. i think i meant to post this link:

http://twitpic.com/2be0py

college football

August 30th, 2010
9:48 pm

HEISMAN, are you out of your mind, he’s barely a decent high school quarterback. You need to get a life.

superDawg

August 30th, 2010
9:48 pm

hmmmm........

August 30th, 2010
9:50 pm

Bug Zapper

August 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

5150…..uhhh…..If you care to look at numbers David Greene is the second winningest QB in CFB history, Shockley won a SEC championship in his only year as a starter, and Stafford was a number 1 pick…..So, there goes your theory……Joe Cox was a dissappointment indeed but also did’nt have the skill set….A Murray though, does….Charlie Ward was never a true QB but Richt turned him into one of the most dynamic QB’s ever in the college game.

superDawg

August 30th, 2010
10:07 pm

The main headline on this topic made me laugh.

Reggie Balless

August 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

Bwahahhahahahahaha… he has as much chance to win the Heisman as another Tech product, FlagBoy, does winning the Miss America pagent.

Alcoholic

August 30th, 2010
10:39 pm

Heisman? Lol

4 tix 4 hotdogs 4 cokes

August 30th, 2010
10:40 pm

Doesn’t the Heisman runner-up win a free hotdog?

K with a K

August 30th, 2010
10:46 pm

GO JOSH!! GO JACKETS!! you guys don’t hate on the Bulldogs, don’t you know they Run This State…Oh I mean Hit and Run!

5150 P.O.A.D

August 30th, 2010
11:03 pm

hahahah right

Dawgman

August 30th, 2010
11:04 pm

I’m laughing so hard I’m going to puke!!!!!! HAHAAA!!!!!