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Heisman push already starting for Northwestern’s Dan Persa

Dan Persa

We’re coming up on just one short month away from the start of the college football season (oops, wet myself just a bit), which can only mean three things:

1. More arrests as athletes combine summer time with a zero-structure environment.

2. Preseason conference guesses predictions (stay tuned for those coming this week)

3. Individual preseason accolades and hype.

For Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, this would fall into the third category, as two billboards promoting Persa’s “Heisman campaign”  have been purchased and are expected to to be up in the near future.

One billboard will be in Chicago, the major media market right down the road from Evanston, with the other in Bristol, Connecticut. Yep, home of ESPN.

The campaign is titled “Persa Strong”, after ESPN’s Bruce Feldman (#brucefreed) named Persa the 10th-strongest player in the country in a previous column.

I like Persa and I think he’s a great quarterback, but for what it’s worth, his Heisman odds are currently 95/1 courtesy of

Will the billboards help? Maybe, but Persa will have to stay healthy and put up some video game numbers along the way.

(Big thanks: Chicago Tribune)

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4 Responses to “Heisman push already starting for Northwestern’s Dan Persa”
  1. florida727 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:19 PM

    For his chances to be 95-to-1, the other 94 have to be non-existent. This kid could be the next Tebow and just because he plays on a team that’ll be lucky to go .500 means he has no chance.

  2. imasturbate says: Aug 1, 2011 3:01 PM


  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 1, 2011 5:04 PM

    Persa can play. Don’t be shocked to see them in the conference championship.

  4. tlight131 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:08 AM

    Conference champs? Don’t think so. But Persa is a very special talent, its his improv on the field that sets him apart from other quarterbacks.

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