Kellen Moore becomes first BSU Heisman finalist

Kellen Moore becomes first BSU Heisman finalist
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Bronco quarterback Kellen Moore was named one of four 2010 Heisman trophy finalists on Monday.

Moore joins Oregon's LaMichael James, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and trophy favorite Cam Newton of Auburn.

The Heisman Trophy presentation will be awarded Saturday at 6 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Moore wasn't much of a Heisman hopeful early in the season, but quickly played his way into the picture while leading the Broncos to the cusp of a BCS bowl berth.

The junior was second in the nation in passer efficiency, throwing for over 3,500 yards with 33 TDs and five interceptions, but his chances took a hit with a loss to Nevada that knocked Boise State out of BCS contention.

"I think it's been a tremendous year," Moore said. "We had the disappointment of the Nevada game, but the things we accomplished, the way we played, we're still one of the best teams in the country I think."