The Best Player Not To Win The Heisman Trophy: Allen Iverson

I know what you're thinking: "Allen Iverson didn't play college football, you moron!" And yes, I am a moron. But, once again we have been propo$itioned by the powers that be here at SB Nation to promote EA Sports NCAA Football 13, and since it's excruciatingly difficult and frankly boring for a Georgetown Hoyas site to weigh in on whether someone like Vince Young should have won the Heisman Trophy, we're keeping it close to home and rolling with Hoya hoops legend Allen Iverson.


You already know about Iverson's storied basketball career. What you may not know about him is that while at Bethel High School in Newport News, Virginia, Iverson was named Mr. Football in Virginia and was considered one of the top football recruits in the country.

More Iverson after The Jump:

As a quarterback, cornerback and kick returner, in 1992 Iverson the QB passed for 1,423 yards with 14 touchdowns and gained 781 yards with 15 touchdowns on the ground. A dual-sport athlete, Iverson earned The Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and moreover, won the Division AAA Virginia State Championship in BOTH sports. Some have called Iverson the best high school football player in Virginia state history, a list that includes Michael Vick. Though the bowling alley incident derailed his football career and caused Iverson to focus solely on basketball (THANK GOD), it's interesting to check out some of the highlights below of AI tossing the old pigskin and wonder what might have been.


Heisman Trophy? Who needs it.

This post was sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 13. Check out the video for the game below.

EA SPORTS NCAA Football 13 TV: "Son" (via EASPORTS)

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