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Gilyard's numbers would seem Heisman worthy

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Dec. 8, 2009

By Michael Perry

Only two receivers have ever won the Heisman Trophy: Desmond Howard, Michigan, 1991; and Tim Brown, Notre Dame, 1987.

Guess who has numbers just as good, if not better? That's right, Cincinnati senior receiver Mardy Gilyard. His season and career stats stack up pretty well, even if he's not one of the five players going to the Heisman Trophy presentation.

Check out these numbers:

Brown (1987): 846 receiving yards. 144 rushing, 456 kick return, 401 punt return, 1,847 total yards, 7 TDs

Howard (1991): 985 receiving yards, 180 rushing, 412 kickoff return, 282 punt return, 1,859 total yards, 22 TDs

Gilyard (2009): 1,150 receiving yards, 16 rushing, 1,074 kickoff, 202 punt, 2,442 total yards, 15 TDs

CAREER

Brown: 2,493 receiving yards. 442 rushing, 1,613 kick return, 476 punt return, 5,024 total yards, 22 TDs

Howard: 2,145 receiving yards, 249 rushing, 1,211 kickoff return, 337 punt return, 3,942 total yards, 35 TDs

Gilyard: 2,962 receiving yards, 26 rushing, 2,450 kickoff, 202 punt, 5,640 total yards, 31 TDs (with one game still to play)

Just fun to look at.