Jameis Winston Wins Heisman In Landslide
Becomes youngest winner in Heisman history
December 14, 2013 (Updated 12/25/13)
(CFP) -- On January 6, he will turn 20 years old and quarterback Florida State against Auburn in the BCS National Championship game. On December 14, some 23 days shy of that milestone, redshirt freshman Jameis Winston was bestowed college football's highest individual honor - Heisman Trophy winner.
Winston received the nod over a worthy group of challengers, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel who was vying to become the first repeat winner since running back Archie Griffin of Ohio State in 1974-75.
Here's a look at each of this year's Heisman finalists, in the order they finished, with information provided by heisman.com:
1) Jameis Winston, r-Freshman, QB, Florida State - Would been only the second freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy and the third Florida State Seminole, behind Charlie Ward ('93) and Chris Weinke ('00). The quarterback led his team to an undefeated season with 3,820 passing yards and 38 passing touchdowns. Upon surpassing Weinke's 33 touchdown passes, Winston set the new FSU single-season touchdown pass record at 38. Winston and the Seminoles will compete in the BCS National Championship Game in January.
2) A.J. McCarron, Senior, QB, Alabama- Led the Alabama Crimson Tide to an 11-1 season as the senior quarterback. He passed for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns, completing 207 of 306 passes. He was only intercepted five times this season and holds the title of the winningest quarterback in Crimson Tide history. McCarron would've become the second Heisman Winner from Alabama after Mark Ingram's win in 2009.
3) Jordan Lynch, Senior, QB, Northern Illinois - Lynch would've been the first Northern Illinois Huskie and first MAC Conference player to win the Trophy. The senior led his team to a 12-1 season as quarterback with 2,676 passing yards and 23 passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. Lynch completed 233 of 369 passes and was only intercepted 7 times all season. He set the FBS record for single-game rushing yards by a quarterback with 321 and became just the fifth quarterback to rush for at least 4,000 yards and pass for at least 5,000 yards in a career.
4) Andre Williams, Senior, RB, Boston College - Would've been the first Boston College Eagle to win the trophy in 29 years, since Doug Flutie's win in 1984. The senior running back rushed for 2,102 yards, scored 17 touchdowns, and averaged 6.4 yards per carry. He is the first Eagle to ever surpass the 2,000 yard rushing mark and set the school record for most yards rushed in a game with 339 yards against North Carolina State. Williams accounted for 51% of BC's offense this season and has the most rushing yards in all of Division I College Football for the 2013 season.
5) Johnny Manziel, Sophomore, QB, Texas A&M - Passed for 3,732 yards and 33 touchdowns, surpassing his 3,706 passing yards and 26 touchdowns from the 2012 season. Manziel also rushed for 686 yards and 8 touchdowns. He set the Aggies record for touchdown passes in a season with 33 and set another Aggie record of most passing yards in a game with 464 against Alabama.
6) Tre Mason, Junior, RB, Auburn - Mason would've been the fourth Auburn Tiger to win the Heisman Trophy and the second in just four years, after Cam Newton's win in 2010. The junior running back rushed for 1,621 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. Mason also received for 121 yards and returned 395 kickoff yards, scoring one touchdown during a kickoff return. Mason's all-purpose yards this season, at 2,137, surpassed Bo Jackson's Auburn record set in 1985 of 1,859 and his rushing touchdowns broke Cam Newton's record he set in 2010 with 20 rushing touchdowns. Mason set two SEC Championship Game records with 304 rushing yards and 46 carries.
Here are the TOP 10 VOTE RECIPIENTS:
See: All-Time Heisman List
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is named after John W. Heisman, noted collegiate player and coach, and recognized as the inventor of the forward pass. The award annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. An electorate comprised of 928 sports journalists and every living former Heisman winner determines the finalists and winner. Each voter ranks their top three players and points are tallied by awarding 3 points for each first-place vote, two points for second, and one point for third. Included in the electorate is one overall fan vote, an opportunity supported by Nissan North America, Heisman’s Premier Partner.
OTHER 2013 AWARD WINNERS:
CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove is a:
- member of the Football Writers Association of America
- voting member of the Vince Lombardi Award
- voting member for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
- nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy
- nominating member for the Outland Trophy
- nominating member for the 25-player FWAA All-America Team
AP Coach Of the Year: Gus Malzahn, Auburn
Home Depot Coach Of the Year: Gus Malzahn, Auburn
AP Player Of the Year: Jameis Winston, Florida State
Eddie Robinson Coach Of the Year: Gus Malzahn, Auburn
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NOTE: CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove voted for David Cutcliffe, Duke.
Frank Broyles Award (Assistant Coach): Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State, Defensive Coordinator
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Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player): Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DT, Senior
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Fred Biletnikoff Award (receiver): Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, WR, Junior
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Dick Butkus Award (linebacker): C.J. Mosely, Alabama, LB, Senior
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Walter Camp Award (top player): Jameis Winston, Florida State, QB, r-Freshman
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Lou Groza Award (placekicker): Roberto Aguayo, Florida State, Freshman
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Ray Guy Award (punter): Tom Hornsey, Memphis, Senior
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Paul Hornung Award (Versatile Player): Odell Becham Jr., LSU, WR/RS, Junior
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Vince Lombardi Award (lineman or linebacker): Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DT, Senior
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John Mackey Award (tight end): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington, Junior
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Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell Award (top player): A.J. McCarron, Alabama, QB, Senior
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Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defensive player): Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DT, Senior
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Davey O'Brien Award (quarterback): Jameis Winston, Florida State, r-Freshman
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Outland Trophy (interior lineman): Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DT, Senior
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Dave Rimington Trophy (center): Bryan Stork, Florida State, Senior
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Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back): Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State, CB, Senior
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Johnny Unitas Award (senior quarterback): A.J. McCarron, Alabama
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Doak Walker Award (running back): Andre Williams, Boston College, Senior
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