Heisman Watch: Fresh face


Heisman Watch: Fresh face

Rank PlayerPositionSchool Recent Game Stats Next game Comment 1 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 26-33, 370 yards, 3 TD, INT in 48-7 win over Colorado At Washington State His INT was from a dropped pass that found a Buffalo, and could have had 5 TDs had receivers not been stopped at 1-yard line twice. 2 Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 19 rush, 107 yards, TD in 34-0 win over Vanderbilt At Ole Miss Didn't put up sexy numbers against the Commodores, but his body of work thus far can't be ignored. He's the most NFL ready RB in country 3 Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin Idle Indiana Spent the past week getting some serioius face time on various sports talk shows because he has made Wisconsin national title worthy 4 Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma 31-50, 367 yards, 3 TD in 55-10 win over 11 Texas at Kansas Breakout game on national TV against ranked team (if you consider Texas worthy of being ranked). He's salivating with the Jayhawks up next. 5 Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 22-30, 212 yards, TD, 24 rush, 107 rush yards, rush TD in 49-26 win over Iowa State At 21 Texas A&M Iowa State dared him to show his running abilities and he made them pay. He won't win the award, but he should be the second QB taken in 2012 Draft. 6 Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State 24-28, 288 yards, 5 TD in 70-28 win over Kansas At 22 Texas Only played one half and still had those numbers! Did you know he was a 2nd round pick of the NY Yankees in '02, and turns 28 years old this week? 7 Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State 23-31, 254 yards, 3 TD in 57-7 win at Fresno State At Colorado State I had him tied with Luck two weeks ago, but I just don't see him winning it because of how weak the Broncos' schedule is. It's going to take a miracle. 8 Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan 17-26, 337 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, 25 rush, 117 yards, 2 TD in 42-24 win at Northwestern At 23 Michigan State Over his last five games, he's amassed 1,706 yards and 18 TD but with 9 INT. Check back next week after he plays at the rival Spartans. 9 LaMichael James, RB, Oregon 30 rush, 239 yards, TD in 43-15 win over Cal 18 Arizona State His third straight 200 yard game, but did you see his gruesome elbow injury? Let's hope he is ready to play in the Ducks' showdown with the Sun Devils. 10 Case Keenum, QB, Houston 30-37, 304 yards, 3 TD in 56-3 win over East Carolina Idle, then Marshall The 6th-year senior moved into 2nd place on the NCAA all-time passing yards list, and is third on the all-time touchdown passes list. The Cougars are also ranked.

Giants lineup: Morse gets first start, Posey out vs Padres

Giants lineup: Morse gets first start, Posey out vs Padres

Programming note: Padres-Giants coverage starts today at 6:00pm with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Andy Green and Bruce Bochy issued their lineups for today's series opener at AT&T Park:

Padres (9-15)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Jabari Blash (R) RF
9. Luis Perdomo (R) P

Giants (8-15) 

1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

Reuben Foster: Shoulder recovery on pace for training camp clearance

Reuben Foster: Shoulder recovery on pace for training camp clearance

SANTA CLARA – Linebacker Reuben Foster is likely to be a spectator when the 49ers hold their rookie minicamp next week.

But Foster said he is on pace to be fully cleared for football activity by the time the 49ers open training camp in late July. Recent national reports have suggested Foster would require another surgery on his right shoulder.

“That’s not accurate at all,” said Foster, who took part in a press conference on Friday after the 49ers selected him with the No. 31 overall pick in the draft on Thursday. “I’m fine. I’m on schedule.”

Foster said he sustained the tear of the labrum in his right shoulder during Alabama’s national semifinal game against Washington. He played in the championship game against Clemson with the injury.

He underwent surgery on his rotator cuff that forced him to sit out drills at the NFL scouting combine in February. Foster was sent home from Indianapolis after an argument with a hospital worker while he was waiting to undergo a physical.

There were reports Foster could require additional surgery after he went through the medical re-check in Indianapolis.

“I’m making big progress,” Foster said. “I’ll be limited in OTAs. Training camp, I’ll be full-go, but if it’s my decision, I think I can go now.”

Later, Foster said the 49ers have all of his medical information.

“I guarantee they have enough X-rays, exams, MRIs to know where I stand,” he said. “I had the surgery. They already knew how many weeks I was out.”

Foster dropped in the draft over apparent concerns about his shoulder and character issues. Alabama coach Nick Saban told AL.com on Thursday that Foster did not consult him before undergoing surgery.

"Look, the way we like for things to get handled, that didn't get handled," Saban said. "We have the best doctors in the world in Dr. (James) Andrews and Dr. (Lyle) Cain who operate on most NFL players and his agent chose to take him someplace else. I think (Andrews and Cain) have tremendous credibility.

"So, you know, all these choices and decisions that you make have consequences and I hate it for our players when they do it, but he didn't seek my advice in what he should do. So, if that was an issue, that was an issue. It shouldn't have been an issue but if it was, I don't really know much about it."