Jameis Winston, AJ McCarron, Andre Williams, Tre Mason, Johnny Manziel and Jordan Lynch have been named the six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy, the Heisman Trust announced on Monday.
It’s the first time since 1994 — and only the second time in Heisman history — that six finalists have been named to attend the Heisman ceremony, which takes place this year on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Winston has a chance to become Florida State’s third Heisman winner overall and first since 2000. McCarron is the third Heisman finalist from Alabama in the last five years. Williams is the first Boston College finalist since Doug Flutie in 1984. Mason is Auburn’s second finalist since 2010. Manziel is a finalist for the second-straight year and Lynch is the first finalist from Northern Illinois.
With Winston the overwhelming favorite to win this year’s trophy, most of the suspense will center around who finishes second. Lynch might have the inside track, since he was picked as the runner up by the latest HeismanPundit Straw Poll.