July 9, 2009

Mays wants to win the Heisman

When USC safety Taylor Mays walks around Heritage Hall, he sees the jerseys of Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush hanging in a case.

Across the room in separate cases are college football's most precious individual trophies - the Heisman Trophies - and Mays has his mind made up.

He wants one. Trouble is, only one defensive player has won the award in the last five-plus decades.

Still, the Trojans' senior safety has his eyes set on the hardware, but according to one Heisman expert, it's going to be a long shot.

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