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Snubbed? Trevone Boykin is not a Heisman Trophy Finalist

The junior from Mesquite, Texas has come a long way since 2013, but it wasn't enough to earn him a trip to New York.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Heisman finalists were announced on Monday night, and TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was not among them. Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Alabama's Amari Cooper and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon were the three finalists. They will travel to New York City for the award presentation, which takes place on December 13.

Boykin is arguably the most improved player in the country this season, as he led a new-look TCU offense to new heights. He not only eclipsed his 2013 numbers, but totally obliterated them. Here's a side by side of his 2014 stats, and his two prior seasons.

Passing

2012/2013

2014

Completions-Attempts

272-468

279-461

Completion %

58.1%

60.5%

Passing Yards

3,252

3,714

Touchdowns

22

30

Interceptions

17

7

Rushing

Attempts

232

142

Yards

730

642

Yards/Carry

3.1

4.5

Touchdowns

10

8

Receiving

Receptions

26

1

Yards

204

55

Touchdowns

0

1

It's almost insane to think that before the season started we were all convinced that Matt Joeckel would be the starter for this football team. Needless to say, I'm pretty sure all the naysayers, myself included, have been completely silenced.

Mariota has 3,783 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and two interceptions, to go with 669 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Gordon has 2,336 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns, while Cooper has 1,656 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.

Of course, the award is really Marcus Mariota's to lose, but it would have been nice for Boykin to get recognition for the incredible season he's had. However, with Mariota, Gordon and Cooper all probably leaving for the draft, Boykin should be a frontrunner for the award in 2015.