12.13: Toby Gerhart, 2009 Heisman runner-up
Stanford running back Toby Gerhart came in second in the closest Heisman voting in hostory. Scott Reiss reports from New York.
Final tally athletes Stanford fans wondering what if what if -- had received just a little more Bob prior to this season. Perhaps that would have been enough to overcome the 48 point deficit which eventually gave him me. They would back a long walk in the sport that central everybody I'm Dave Benson she is Jamie sire and -- a bittersweet day for cardinal fans on the same day tell me was advisement. Head coach Jim Harbaugh lay ups with the university where they -- an extension. Yeah according to Stanford athletic director of the deal actually been finalized a while ago just not made public knowledge until Saturday. As much as that tried to overshadow the Heisman announcement that tightest race in the awards history is our opening act as Scot free. -- fans from New York. And Jamie you said the closest Heisman race ever in -- planning a possible reasons that might it. Swung at Ingram is way the fact that the tide were undefeated. The fact that band played last week Stanford did not or that whole East Coast bias staying in the possibility that a lot of voters really haven't seen much of Toby Gerhart this season. Regardless he'll have to be content with becoming the cardinals' first second place Heisman winner since another pretty good number seven. John Elway back in 1982 U I asked -- about coming to this close to immortality. And that's something people talk about. I guess letter on history -- say on the buses they certainly took second. You know -- -- -- all -- it's it's just been an honor to be here. Regardless of what happened. It's like -- said to us. Just. I speeches just to be good behavior. And you've been trying not to follow the tracking polls all week again. Hints here and there knowing that Ingram was projected to win by a slight margin he sort of brace yourself that this might be the scenario. Yeah brace myself. I guess that you that you hope it was you. But at the same time. I just that are produced in the moment and I do work out the live adulthood. So. Mark he's he's a great guy got over the last couple couple days and could go to more deserving guy what a coach are velocity afterwards. Is it graduates as it is probably we ever have much time which I think that was the way -- of that stuff. These -- That's all that matters -- how do you sum up this Heisman we can experience has been unbelievable it's been you know a dream come true of course. Gotta get that little cherry on top you know with the Heisman Trophy. But just just being here it was included with the legends of college football. Is it true water and to be recognized as a student athlete coming from the prestigious university university like Stanford. Speaks more about the football program the university itself in the West Coast that you wanna come back and give it another run next united and that it isn't. I -- congratulations again it's up. Thank you. So gracious in narrow defeat Toby -- an indication not completely sold. I spoke to his mother -- just a few minutes after the announcement and asked her how Toby took the news and she said you know what. He took it just like the rest of the family very very well saying we are all just so thrilled to be a part of this in New York City Jamie.