Tulsa prepares for Heisman Trophy candidate

Thursday, October 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- The Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense is getting ready for T-C-U's Heisman Trophy candidate by getting a view of what he looks like.

Tulsa scout team running back D-J Barnett is wearing a purple jersey with the number five and a matching Horned Frog helmet.

That's the color and number of LaDainian Thompson's jersey. Thompson is considered the leading candidate at running back for this year's Heisman Trophy.

Barnett thinks the idea is working. He says this is the hardest he's seen the Hurricane defense practice, and that the intensity has been raised to another level.

Thompson leads the nation with an average of just under 195 rushing yards per game.