Originally created 12/05/01

Four quarterbacks picked as Heisman finalists



NEW YORK -- Quarterbacks Ken Dorsey, Joey Harrington, Eric Crouch and Rex Grossman were picked Tuesday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Dorsey threw for 2,652 yards and 23 touchdowns this season to lead No. 1 Miami (11-0) to the Rose Bowl.

Harrington threw for 2,415 yards and 23 touchdowns help No. 3 Oregon (10-1) win the Pac-10 championship.

Crouch threw for 1,510 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 1,115 yards and 19 scores for No. 5 Nebraska (11-1).

Grossman led the nation in passing efficiency, throwing for 3,896 yards and 34 touchdowns for No. 6 Florida (9-2).

"These players have had phenomenal seasons across the board and anyone of them would be deserving of college football's highest honor," said Rudy Riska, the executive director of the Heisman Memorial Trophy Trust.

Riska said a fifth player could be invited later this week to the ceremony in New York. The Heisman will be awarded Saturday night at the Marriott Marquis because of damage to the Downtown Athletic Club during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It will mark the first time in 67 years that the trophy will be presented somewhere other than the club.