This has to be the first time that no nominies are running backs. There was a period where 10 straight winners were RBs. In the last 6 years there was one running back. Now not even a nominee. It seems to be a position in decline.
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."