Anthony Davis missed 3 ½ games with an eye injury this season but Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez still feels that his production is worthy of Heisman Trophy consideration.
"We have a lot of season left," Alvarez said. "If he continues to play as he has played and put up the numbers, consistent numbers, with the type of schedule that we have left then I think he should be mentioned right with the same group."
Davis has run for 459 yards and five touchdowns in just 2 ½ games this season. Officially credited with three games played, his 153.0 yards per game would rank first in the Big Ten and fifth nationally if he had played in the requisite 75 percent of Wisconsin's games.
"I don't know, I've never known anyone to miss that much time and get back in the race," Davis said. "But once again I don't know too much about how it works or how the votes go or nothing like that, so I wouldn't know.
"I'm just trying to win football games, as much as I can contribute, I will."
Alvarez drew a comparison to former Wisconsin cornerback Jamar Fletcher, who won the 2000 Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back despite missing three games due to a suspension.
"With the competition that we play, if (Davis) shows consistency with the numbers he's putting up right now, I think he should be in the mix," Alvarez said.
—Betsy Golomski contributed to this report
Davis for Heisman?
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