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Heisman Finalists Have Another Busy Day

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Friday (Dec. 10) was another busy day for Boise State's Kellen Moore and the other Heisman Trophy finalists as the group moved from the ESPN Awards Show in Orlando, Florida to New York City to prepare for Saturday's announcement of the Heisman winner.

Oregon's LaMichael James, Stanford's Andrew Luck and Auburn's Cam Newton joined Kellen on an early morning flight to the Big Apple on Friday. Upon arrival at the JFK International Airport around, the four immediately started a string of events that ended late Friday evening.

Several Heisman officials met the group at the airport and the finalists took several photos with the trophy and fans in the terminal. It was then off for an hour-ride to Times Square where everyone had lunch at Italian restaurant Tony's DiNapoli in mid-town.

Media events were next on the schedule where each finalist met with the New York media and other media members traveling to the event. Each then did an interview on the ESPN motor home park just outside the hotel.

After a couple of hours of down time to relax, the finalists attended the Wendy's High School Heisman Dinner. This is an event that recognizes the outstanding achievements, athletically and academically, of high school student-athletes around the country. Several former Heisman Trophy winners also attended the event.

Then it was off for a bus tour of mid-town Manhattan. The first stop was an up-close look of the New Year's Eve crystal ball. The finalists were able see the control room and stand beneath the ball on a platform 22 stories above Times Square.

Next was a stop for photos with the Christmas lights at Rockefeller Center, a trip up Madison Avenue for a drive by Central Park and then a stop at Planet Hollywood in Times Square for a welcome reception. At the reception each finalist was presented a plaque and was able spend time visiting with several former winners of the award.

Saturday is another busy day with a walk through of the show in the morning, and the taping of a video segment to be aired during halftime of the Army-Navy game today. The finalist will have another press conference late in the afternoon before a VIP reception and the announcement of the 2010 Heisman Trophy during a one-hour broadcast on ESPN starting at 8:00 p.m. (ET).