There are many words to describe Trevone Boykin; leader, dynamic, incredible, magnificent, special, and so on. He likely won't win the Heisman--that's what missing two games will do for you--but given his NYC snub last year, TCU is rightfully lobbying for him to be included in the ceremony this year. Everything from his Kansas State comeback, the resilience and leadership he showed in Lubbock, to the dazzling Thursday night performance against West Virginia, proved that Boykin was undeniably one of the best players in college football this season.
Just as brilliant off the field, Boykin embodies what the true spirit of the Heisman.
Here's what the Big 12 coaches had to say:
"I was his biggest fan last year and I'm still his biggest fan. I said it going in I thought he was a top-three Heisman guy. After watching him live and in-person, he's got to be the frontrunner. He's that good. He's the best player in the country in my opinion."
— Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury
"Trevone Boykin is the best player in college football. You can't tackle him."
— West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen
"If there's a more dynamic player in college football, I haven't seen it."
— Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy
"You can't stop this guy. He's that good. It's not funny."
— Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford
"Trevone Boykin is an exceptional player. I have such great respect for him."
— Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops
"I have a great deal of respect for him. I've always thought he's been a great player and a very talented young guy."
— Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder
"He's a great leader who demands a lot of respect. I was impressed with him as an individual and as a player."
— Baylor head coach Art Briles