Heisman Trophy site lists Michigan football RB Fitz Toussaint as a possible breakout player in 2012
Fitz Toussaint had a breakout season in 2011.
But, according to one Heisman Trophy watch website, his numbers could take a serious leap in 2012.
Toussaint, the Michigan football team's junior running back, was listed as a Heisman sleeper with the potential to "explode" this season by HeismanPundit.com.
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"As quarterback Denard Robinson becomes more comfortable with more of the pro style elements of the Al Borges scheme, I think it’s safe to assume his carries will continue to drop (they fell from 256 in 2010 to 221 in 2011)," site operator Chris Huston writes. "That means more opportunities for the shifty Touissant, who seemed to get better and better as last season wore on.
"I think we’ll see another 50 caries go Touissant’s way, which could lead to one of the better years by a Michigan tailback in recent memory."
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell are among the other 11 players listed on Hutson's list.
Toussaint rushed for 1,041 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore last season, becoming the first Michigan back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Mike Hart in 2007.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder finished last season as Michigan's No. 1 tailback, and will likely enter next season atop the depth chart.