Getting Academic: The Majors of 2008 Heisman Trophy Candidates

Brad ZakSenior Analyst IJuly 14, 2008

As much as we tend to forget when we're living and breathing football on fall Saturdays, those participating in the games are supposed to be hitting the books rather than the opposition the other six days of the week.

Although the NCAA would try to convince you otherwise, the scholar that precedes athlete is almost nonexistent in the minds of collegiate sports fans everywhere. 

Here's a look at the majors of some of the Heisman hopefuls this year as their true career aspirations become revealed. 

Tim Tebow, QB, University of Florida

Major: Family, Youth and Community Sciences

When Tim Tebow isn't winning Heisman trophies and saving orphaned kittens from burning buildings, he takes up classes in the major called family, youth, and community sciences. The major seems to lend itself to Tebow's other passion (not what you're thinking LSU fans): community service.

Tebow was also an Academic All-American last year with a 3.77 GPA.  Tebow seems to be a rare-breed of scholar athlete which serves to make him even more reviled in the SEC. 

Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech University

Major: Undeclared

Translation: Michael Crabtree is leaving school after this year. Any athlete who doesn't have the time or energy to scribble down a Physical Education or Communications major, obviously is high-tailing it out of there as soon as their eligibility is up.

While I couldn't obtain Crabtree's GPA, his 14.6 yards-per-catch average makes that number pretty much meaningless. 

Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State University

Major: Unknown

I scoured the Internet for a good fifteen minutes trying to find Wells' major at The Ohio State University. When not being able to procure it, I just figured he majored in football just like all the other Buckeyes. Hopefully he doesn't have the same academic adviser as Maurice Clarett.

Chase Daniel, QB, University of Missouri

Major: Business

Chase Daniel likes to concentrate on finance which will be helpful when he leaves Missouri and inks a lucrative pro contract. He was an All-Academic First-Team Big 12 Athlete last year, but that's a list about as prestigious as winning a Kids' Choice Award.

Knowshon Moreno, RB, University of Georgia

Major: Consumer Economics

People may see economics may think of challenging graphs and market trends, but this major basically shows you how to buy stuff. 

Hopefully Moreno's classes are schooling him on the best rims, sound systems, gadgets and cars to purchase when he bolts for the NFL after this year. 

Pat White, QB, West Virginia University

Major: Athletic Coaching Education

Here we go, the obligatory jock major. I'm not sure what athletic coaching education classes entail, but I'm thinking they involve a lot of football practice and video games in the dorm room.