It has been a certain unknown for weeks now, but tonight it’s officially real.
Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston is the 79th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Winston led his Seminoles to a 13-0 regular season record.
He completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,820 yards, 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Winston also ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns while leading the ‘Noles to the perfect regular season.
Winston follows Charlie Ward (1993) and Chris Weinke (2000) to become the third Florida State quarterback to win the prized trophy.
He is now the second redshirt freshman to win the award. Johnny Manziel, who won the trophy last year.
Winston received 668 first place votes to win in a landslide. It’s the fifth largest victory in the modern era. Winston curiously was left off of 115 ballots entirely.
Alabama’s AJ McCarron finished second in voting, followed by Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch, Boston College’s Andre Williams, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Auburn’s Tre Mason.
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