Jameis Winston Takes the Heisman

Posted on January 29, 2014 by

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There’s no doubt that it is the most prestigious individual award in college football. The Heisman, which acknowledges the best player of the past season, began in 1935 and was named after John Heisman.

“I think Jameis deserved the award.  He had an amazing season, and he ended up winning the national championship,” sophomore Matt Schlegel said.

Last year, Johnny Manziel took the honor after passing for 3,706 yards and rushing for over 1,400 yards, which is one of the best years ever for a college quarterback. He went for similar numbers this past year but surprisingly ended up in fifth place, most likely because of his off-field antics.

“I wasn’t very surprised that Jameis won, but I was pretty surprised by how much. Another thing that was pretty surprising was that Johnny Manziel came in fifth! He had great numbers this year; I thought he would at least come in second,” junior Logan Silvius said.

Jameis Winston won this past year by a landslide. The red shirt freshman led his team, Florida State University, to the National Championship game after a 13-0 regular season. They played Auburn for the title on 6 January.

“I think that Johnny Manziel should’ve gotten the award considering he’s been tremendous,” junior Tyler Emge said.

The 2012 Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, recently decided that he will leave Texas A&M to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL. He will enter the upcoming draft this year. Johnny ended up being the college’s best quarter back to play there, putting up enormous numbers through is few years at A&M.

With Manziel heading for the NFL, Winston must think that a consecutive Heisman honor should be in order for the upcoming season, that is, if he puts up the same kind of numbers he did this year. Surely Jameis will definitely be looking to get the award once again.

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