Gerhart is a bridesmaid again

Stanford running back Toby Gerhart keeps coming in second place.

First, Gerhart finished second to Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the closest Heisman Trophy vote in history.

Then he finished just behind Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year voting.

Suh received 26 first-place votes. Gerhart got 20. Ingram finished well behind, tied for third with Texas quarterback Colt McCoy with six votes apiece.

Gerhart did, however, win the Doak Walker Award, which goes to the nation's best running back. He and the Cardinal play Oklahoma in the Brut Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

Suh was the first defensive player to win the AP award.