2009 Heisman Trophy Discussion I am a huge Notre Dame fan. I'll say that now. It completely baffles me that Golden Tate is not receiving WAY more Heisman hype. Anyone watch this kid PLAY the game?? I'm talking end-arounds, running the wildcat, going deep, punt returns, broken tackles, etc. INTANGIBLES people. The Heisman Trophy is all about who is the best player is in college football. That man is Golden Tate. Stats to Date: 56 receptions, 927 yards (16.6 ypc), 9 TD, 19 rushes, 155 yards (8.2 ypc), 2 TD Why is Clausen so high up in the Heisman race? BECAUSE OF GOLDEN TATE!