Chase Daniel Finishes Fourth in 2007 Heisman Race
Tiger QB is Highest MU Finisher Since 1940
Dec. 8, 2007
New York, N.Y. -
University of Missouri junior quarterback Chase Daniel (Southlake, Texas) finished fourth in the 2007 Heisman Trophy race, with results announced in tonight's Heisman ceremony held at the Nokia Theater in New York City. Daniel was one of only four finalists invited to attend the ceremony, along with eventual winner Tim Tebow of Florida, runner-up Darren McFadden of Arkansas and Colt Brennan of Hawaii, who finished third.
Daniel, who threw for an MU-record 4,170 yards and 33 touchdowns in helping lead the Tigers to an 11-2 record and a Big 12 North Division championship, garnered 25 first-place votes and 425 points overall by Heisman voters. He got 84 second-place votes and 182 third-place votes to finish fourth overall, becoming only the third Tiger to ever finish in the top-10. His fourth-place showing marks the second-highest finish in Heisman voting by a Tiger player, with Paul Christman the only one to finish higher (third in 1939).
Daniel and his Tiger teammates are off this week for finals at Mizzou, and will begin practicing Saturday, Dec. 15th in preparation for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, where they will take on McFadden and the Arkansas Razorbacks on Jan. 1st.