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Atlee Hokie

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Easy answer, re: Mike Vick.

Back in 1999 there was a built in bias against freshmen/sophomores winning the Heisman. Most voters would not vote for any freshman or sophomore.

So, instead of giving the Heisman to Mike Vick, the red shirt freshman, for one year they made the Heisman a career achievement award and gave it to Ron Dayne. And to make matters worse, old man Wienke was voted #2. Anything but vote Mike Heisman winner.

(In response to this post by OandM 69)

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:21PM


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So glad Louisville lost last night -- OandM 69 10/06/2017 10:11AM
  Easy answer, re: Mike Vick. -- Atlee Hokie 10/06/2017 11:21PM
  Recency bias. Even UVa can have a few good years. ** -- marcbvtgm 10/06/2017 9:28PM
  Yes -- VAHokie89 10/07/2017 09:11AM
  Ummm... "gyped"? ** -- BobG 10/06/2017 10:59AM
  Yes. Why? ** -- 48zip 10/06/2017 11:42AM
  Agree -- EddieVT 10/06/2017 10:31AM
  It is stats-hype -- VAHokie89 10/07/2017 09:14AM
  Yeah, and paying her with state money. ** -- reestuart 10/06/2017 12:22PM
  She loved that Hemi-powered drone ** -- CrystalCoveHokie 10/06/2017 12:54PM

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