Saturday night (12-14-13) Jameis Winston became the third Florida State University football player to win the Heisman Trophy. Jameis led the Seminoles to a 13-0 season, and has his team headed for what could be their third National Championship. Winston beat out 5 other nominees to win the 79th Award receiving 2,205 pts
AJ MaCarron of Alabama was the closest with 704pts, here’s how the others finished: Jordan Lynch-NIU (558), Andre Williams-Boston College (470), Johnny Manziel-Texas A&M (421) and Tre Mason- Auburn (404).
Winston became the second consecutive freshman, and youngest winner of the Heisman, putting up 3,820 yards, 38 TDs against 10 INTs, with a completion percentage of 67.9.
As for the other two FSU Heisman winners, they were also quarterbacks, Charlie Ward won it in 1993, and Chris Weinke in 2000. Ward never played a down in the NFL after college, and opted to play in the NBA. He played 11 seasons, 10 with the Knicks, and one split between the Spurs and Rockets. Weinke on the other hand played 5 seasons in the NFL, four in Carolina, and one with the 49ers.
Even though Ward and Weinke had different professional careers, both have one thing in common, a National Championship. Ward led his ’93 team to their first ever National Championship, while Weinke led his Seminoles to their second National Championship in ’99, the year before he won the Heisman.
Maybe, Winston will make it three for three come January 6th, when Florida State takes on Auburn in the final BCS Championship game in Pasadena, California.