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Heisman Finalist Snubs: Matt Barkley, LaMichael James, Kellen Moore Among Stars Left Out (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/06/11 09:54 PM ET   Updated: 12/06/11 09:54 PM ET

On Monday, ESPN revealed this year's five finalists for the highest individual honor in college sports: The Heisman Trophy.

While all the finalists certainly have compelling reasons to back up their candidacy, many were disappointed by the numerous very deserving players that did not even receive the courtesy of being invited to New York City for the presentation. That means no free trip, no awkward, backstage photographs of them pretending to be friends with the other finalists, and no chance at winning an award that we believe they each have a very compelling case for.

While there are a obviously limited number of seats available we feel there are a few players that could make a case to trade places with any of the players that did in fact get invited to New York.

Below we have compiled a few of who we believe to be this year's biggest Heisman snubs. Browse through and vote, and let us know who you think deserves to win the award in the comments section. And, remember, if you think that one of these snubbed players should have gotten to New York then let us know who's ticket you would revoke.

Kellen Moore, Boise State
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Instead of heading to New York City for the Heisman ceremony and then to a high-profile bowl game, Boise State signal caller Kellen Moore is scheduled for the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. What a depressing way for Moore to conclude one of the most prolific careers in college football history.

The all-time career wins leader in FBS football has passed for more than 3,000 yards during each of his four years of college and led the Broncos to a remarkable 49-3 career record as a starter. What does he have to show for it? No invite to the Big Apple and a lower-tier bowl game against an Arizona State squad that fired its coach at the end of the season.

It's an unfortunate way to close out what has been one of the most prolific careers in college sports, and if anybody deserves a seat in New York City, it's Kellen Moore's 41 touchdown passes and expansive list of accomplishments.
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