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Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Leonard Fournette high-steps away from Florida defensive back Keanu Neal for a first down during their game Oct. 17 in Tiger Stadium.

Each week, The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais, a Heisman Trophy voter since 1997, takes the pulse of the race for college football’s most prestigious award. This year’s Heisman will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 on ESPN.

NATIONAL WATCHES

ESPN (Poll of 10 voters on ESPN’s staff)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 49 points (9 first-place votes)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 41 points (1 first-place vote)

3. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 17 points

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 17 points

5. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama : 13 points

CBSSports.com (Poll of seven staff members)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 34 points (6 first-place)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 29 points (1 first-place)

3. Christian McCaffrey, So., RB, Stanford: 11 points

4. Deshaun Watson, So., QB, Clemson: 7 points

5. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 6 points

5. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama: 6 points

USA Today (Survey of 30 Heisman voters who work for Gannett)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 84 points (24 first-place)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 63 points (six first-place)

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 12 points

4. Christian McCaffrey, So., RB, Stanford: 8 points

5. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama: 5 points

5. Deshaun Watson, So., QB, Clemson: 5 points

LEONARD FOURNETTE TALK

Wright Thompson, ESPN

Not only does he gain a record number of yards, he gains them with an almost cartoonish brutality. He is becoming a football folk hero, like Bo or Herschel, Joe Namath or LSU’s only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon.

Jonathan Clegg, Wall Street Journal

The most extraordinary thing about Fournette’s record-breaking season may be what happens at the end of each of his epic runs. That’s when opposing players surround the best player in college football and blitz him with compliments.

HEISMAN VOTE

Fans may cast a Heisman vote online at Nissan Heisman House. The top vote getter will earn one vote.

HEISMAN ODDS

1. Leonard Fournette: 4/9

2. Trevone Boykin: 5/1

3. Ezekiel Elliott: 8/1

4. Deshaun Watson: 9/1

5. Derrick Henry: 14/1

Source: Bovada