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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 3

Leading Men

September 10, 2000

MICHAEL VICK

Quarterback, Virginia Tech

After all the promos and pregame features, Vick hardly was in the picture in his first prime-time screen test of the season Thursday with six carries and 15 pass attempts in Hokies' 45-28 victory over East Carolina.

Season: 14 carries, 115 yards, 3 TDs; 16 of 26 passing, 292 yards, 3 TDs

Next: Rutgers, Saturday

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LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

Running Back, Texas Christian

Tomlinson, whose goal is to rush for 2,000 yards this season, is on pace for 1,936 after getting 176 in the Horned Frogs' season-opening 41-10 victory over Nevada.

Next: Northwestern, Saturday

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DREW BREES

Quarterback, Purdue

Brees, who completed 32 of 48 passes for 415 yards and had 31 yards rushing in the Boilermakers' 45-10 victory over Kent, passed Mark Herrmann as the school's all-time leader in total yards (9,283) and completions (774). That's the same Herrmann who was one of the three players the Denver Broncos traded to the then-Baltimore Colts to get John Elway in 1983.

Season: 57 of 88 passing, 733 yards, 5 TDs

Next: at Notre Dame, Saturday

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CHRIS WEINKE

Quarterback, Florida State

Weinke was 25 for 38 for 443 yards and two touchdowns and became the Seminoles' all-time passing leader (6,433 yards) in a 26-21 victory over Georgia Tech.

Season: 57 of 88 passing, 761 yards, 4 TDs

Next: North Carolina, Saturday

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