2012 Heisman Trophy Watch 1. LaMichael JamesAfter a historical season last year where James set the single season rushing record with 2955 yards and the rushing TD record with 38 and winning the Heisman Trophy, many thought James would take his talents to the NFL, but James decided to stay and now he is on pace to destroy his records from last year. He has already topped the 2000 yard mark in only 9 games and is on pace for an amazing 3239 yards and 42 touchdowns. James is almost a lock for his 2nd Heisman Trophy. 2. Aaron GreenLast year Green was a true freshman backing up Rex Burkhead and still managed to rack up almost 700 yards and 11 touchdowns, with Burkhead gone Green is having a monster year. In 10 games green has racked up 1347 yards and 16 touchdowns. If it wasn't for the historic season that LaMichael James is having, alot of people would be talking Heisman for Green. 3. Michael DyerLast year Dyer racked up over 1600 total yards and had 12 touchdowns. This year Dyer is ahead of that pace with almost 1400 yards and 11 touchdowns in 9 games this year. Auburn brought in a new coach midseason and in his first game with that new coach, Dyer racked up 262 yards and 2 TDs. If Dyer decides to return for his Senior season, he could be a frontrunner for the Heisman next year. 4. Stepfan TaylorTaylor is quietly having a big year for Stanford with close to 1300 yards and 14 touchdowns. No one is talking about Taylor because of the monster years that some of the other RBs are having. 5. Dayne CristCrist is averaging 300 yards a game a 3 touchdown and has thrown for over 3000 yards already. Crist has only thrown 5 interceptions on the year. If Crist keeps this up he is on pace for a huge year. Crist has led the Irish to an 8-2 record and a #16 ranking.