Dr. Daniel Heard is the creator of Heisman-HYPE.com, presenting analysis and forecasts of the Heisman Trophy.
Heard conducted extensive research on examining trends in Heisman Trophy voting and developing a data-driven forecast for annual Heisman voting. To the end, he created the Heisman HYPE (Hierarchical Yearly Prediction Ensemble) model to forecast the Heisman Trophy winner in 2010 as a graduate student at Duke University. The model (built from data at Sports-Reference.com and cfbstats.com) has correctly predicted the winner of the Heisman trophy each year since 2010. He contributed Heisman content and analysis to HeismanPundit.com during the 2013 season.
In recent seasons, his work has been featured in:
The Athletic (Paywall)
You can contact Daniel at email@example.com.