2. Kansas State QB Collin Klein
Klein is not a serious Heisman contender for 2011. He could, however, be on a lot of short lists when 2012 begins. The junior has sort of snuck up on a lot of people this fall, his first as a regular. He became a 1,000-yard rusher in the quadruple-overtime win against Texas A&M, and has accounted for 34 total touchdowns on the season. A throwback because of his powerful, north-south running style, he’ll be even more dangerous next year after spending an entire offseason sharpening his throwing motion.