These iPhone apps are worthy of Heisman consideration

Dec 1, 2009
Misc

The presentation of the Heisman Trophy Awardward is right around the corner. It’s time for you and your iPhone to strike a pose. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan looking for the latest stats or a Heisman contender, chances are there’s an app to enhance your college football experience. We may not yet know […]

The presentation of the Heisman Trophy Awardward is right around the corner. It’s time for you and your iPhone to strike a pose.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan looking for the latest stats or a Heisman contender, chances are there’s an app to enhance your college football experience. We may not yet know who college football’s most outstanding player is, but we do know what its most outstanding apps are.

iPhone apps to help you follow the Heisman race

College Football Live Plus! is the most complete NCAA football app. It has sections for news, conference standings and polls, but the best part of this app is that it includes live scoring for schools around the nation. If you don’t mind being bombarded with ads, there’s even a free version of the app.

For fans of the Southeastern Conference comes SEC Sports, an app from the Web site of the same name. Those familiar with the site will notice many similarities, and its best features include live scoring and game highlights for all 12 teams from the conference.

To truly understand what any of the contender’s places in history will be, you first have to know the history. College Football History is the perfect app for that, with conference, team, player and coach stats dating back to 1869. The app also advertises that the 2009 stats will be added as a free update.

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iPhone apps for the Heisman QB contenders

Despite a relatively slow start to the season, Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy’s Thanksgiving Day performance (479 total yards, four touchdowns) may be viewed as the signature game that every Heisman hopeful needs.

Much of his success can be attributed to having his friend and roommate, Jordan Shipley, as his top receiving threat. Given how important friends have been to McCoy, MySpace Mobile and Facebook are two essential apps for his collection. Both free apps (great for a college student’s budget) bring the essential features, from the social networking Web sites to your phone.

Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow already has a Heisman to his name, so chances are he’s more concerned with life after college football. Some critics question what position Tebow will be able to play in the NFL, and with only five months until the 2010 NFL Draft, he may want to download Career Rescue and bone up on his interview skills.

The app from career counselor Kim Thompson also has tips on networking, resumes and emails. The only thing the app won’t do is convince coaches Tebow has an NFL arm.

iPhone apps for the RB contenders

Following Stanford’s 55-21 rout of USC, Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh said, “Stop the madness. Give him the Heisman,” on his Twitter account in reference to senior running back Toby Gerhart. Indeed, his 1,531 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns mean Gerhart will be heavily involved in the Heisman conversation.

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In the meantime, Gerhart may want to get Tweetie 2 so he can get up to the minute updates of his coaches tweets. A serious upgrade from the first version of the app, Tweetie 2 handles multiple accounts and includes an offline mode among its many features.

Alabama’s Mark Ingram doesn’t quite have the stats Gerhart does, but the sophomore running back does have an NFL pedigree – his father (also named Mark) was a receiver in the league for 10 years for the New York Giants.

If Ingram wanted to keep track of his entire family, he could get Family Tree, which tracks family’s from grandparents to grandchildren. Or, if he already has MacFamilyTree, he can download the app-version of the program – MobileFamilyTree.

C.J. Spiller is undoubtedly the most well-rounded of all contenders. In a game against North Carolina State earlier this year, the Clemson senior became the first player in the school’s history to run, catch and throw for a touchdown in a single game.

Spiller spent the first three years of his college career splitting time with current Cleveland Browns’ running back James Davis. Spiller can keep track of his former backfield mate with the Sporting News’ Pro Football app, which has news, stats and scores from all around the NFL.

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