2013 Heisman Trophy Watch


3 more weeks left in the college football season and there are very large doubts for Heisman candidates let alone who will win the trophy. What does the field look like? A little like this:

Name Pos. School Year Total
Jameis Winston QB Florida State Fr. 68
Andre Williams RB Boston College Sr. 37
AJ McCarron QB Alabama Sr. 32
Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M So. 31
Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois Sr. 21
Derek Carr QB Fresno State Sr. 14
Ka’Deem Carey RB Arizona Jr. 14
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon So. 8
Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh Sr. 6
Tajh Boyd QB Clemson Sr. 4
Braxton Miller QB Ohio State Jr. 2
Myles Jack LB/RB UCLA Fr. 2
Aaron Murry QB Georgia Sr. 1

Jameis Winston (FSU)

kANB0.AuSt.156Jameis Winston has the best numbers in college football. 3,163 yards, 69.6% completion percentage, 32 TD’s and only 7 INTs with a 91.2 RAW QBR. There a lot of things going for him but also a lot going against. The recent reports of a sexual assault charge could cost him the Heisman. If the situation does not get resolved or if he is convicted the Heisman voters will not vote him as the winner. The trophy not only represents the best on the field but also off the field and how the players represent the NCAA.

But all the reports aside, I don’t believe that in the end he will end up winning the Heisman. Although he has impressed everyone with complete blowouts, I think that same positive will be his down fall. He hasn’t had a Heisman moment. He hasn’t come in the 4th quarter to lead the Seminoles on a game winning drive. So with those two big negatives on his card, it wont be surprising if he starts losing votes.

Andre Williams (BC)

bos_u_bc_600x600The senior running back has come out of no were. He has about 500 yards in his first 3 years and up until recently he wasn’t really heard of. The NCAA’s leading rusher has just over 2000 yards now and 16 TDs. He is well on his way to being the first running back to win the trophy since Mark Ingram. Williams has led BC to a 7-4 record and there isn’t many bad things to say. He wasn’t even talked about when people guessed Heisman candidates; yet here he is.

AJ McCarron (Alabama)

Colorado_St_Alabama_F_t618The senior QB is the star of this Alabama power house that has a hard time producing NFL ready quarterbacks. The quarterback has the one thing that Jameis Winston lacks, a Heisman moment. My Heisman favorite led the Tide on a game winning 4th quarter over Texas A&M, proving that he has the composure to both be a Heisman and NFL QB. He has lead Alabama to another winning season with his 2399 yards and 23 TDs. He has the intangibles that will make him good at the next level.

What do you think?

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About Kevin Bridge

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am one of the co-founders of The Backfield Press.

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