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Jameis Winston runs away with 2013 Heisman Trophy

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Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston won the 2013 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, capturing the prestigious award by a landslide margin.

He’s the third Seminole to win the Heisman, joining 1993 winner Charlie Ward and 2000 winner Chris Weinke.

Winston swept the six Heisman voting regions and totaled 2,205 points, 1,501 points ahead of runner up A.J. McCarron of Alabama. It was the seventh-largest margin of victory in Heisman history.

Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois placed third, Andrew Williams of Boston College was fourth, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M was fifth and Tre Mason of Auburn was sixth.

Winston was left off of 115 ballots.

Here’s the top 10 in the vote:

Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total Points
Jameis Winston 668 84 33 2,205
AJ McCarron 79 162 143 704
Jordan Lynch 40 149 140 558
Andre Williams 29 127 129 470
Johnny Manziel 30 103 125 421
Tre Mason 31 121 69 404
Bryce Petty 4 40 35 127
Derek Carr 6 23 43 107
Braxton Miller 4 21 37 91
Ka’Deem Carey 2 14 36 70

photo courtesy Heismanpundit.com

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54 Responses to “Jameis Winston runs away with 2013 Heisman Trophy”
  1. longtallsam says: Dec 14, 2013 9:26 PM

    Why did you leave Manziel off your list?

  2. gfj7000 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:27 PM

    Nothing unexpected for tonight – just the margin of victory – higher than expected.

  3. afrancis55 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:27 PM

    It’s a damn shame I tell ya that the Heisman has become nothing more than a glorified quarterback award.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:29 PM

    What happened to Johnny Pigskin on your list? Did he get at least one vote?

  5. irishdodger says: Dec 14, 2013 9:32 PM

    My top three would be Winston, Tre Mason & Andre Williams. Mason was a beast & any FBS RB who gains over 2K yds has to be a finalist.

  6. blacknole08 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:36 PM

    Congrats Jameis!!! Although there was no doubt who would win, he has battled adversity both on and off the field, yet he has kept his composure throughout. Great speech too! Love this guy!

  7. thefiesty1 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:37 PM

    There they go again. Giving the award to another (red shirt) freshman. Why not wait and see what kind of a career he has to really earn it?

  8. be4bama says: Dec 14, 2013 9:37 PM

    Great speech? I couldn’t understand a word he was mumbling.

  9. realfootballfan says: Dec 14, 2013 9:39 PM

    Now, go get the crystal like your predecessors did when they won it, Jameis. Go Noles!!!!

  10. chefjon81 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:42 PM

    He might have had the best year, but Winston is a dirtbag. This award is supposed to include the element of integrity. Even if it was consentual sex, he still had unprotected sex with what was essentially a stranger, exposing them both to STD’s, and potentially getting her pregnant. He was “vindicated” not by irrefutable proof, but by a lack of evidence required to convict. His decision-making is highly dubious as best, and NFL teams should think long and hard before handing this guy the keys to the franchise.

  11. truthb3t0ld says: Dec 14, 2013 9:45 PM

    thefiesty1 | Dec 14, 2013, 9:37 PM EST
    There they go again. Giving the award to another (red shirt) freshman. Why not wait and see what kind of a career he has to really earn it?
    ___________________________________________

    Probably because it is NOT a career achievement award. The award was for the most outstanding player in college football for the year 2013… Clearly that was Jameis Winston.

  12. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 9:49 PM

    Congrats to Winston! I thought it was a nice speech. Seemed like a humble young man.

    As a Bama fan, I’m also happy A.J. came in second–though it was a distant second :)

    I’m not crazy about giving the Heisman to freshmen–primarily because it puts a lot of pressure on them when they return but also because I don’t want another Archie Griffin situation. But if the Heisman is truly for the best performance of the year, then Winston’s body of work is irrelevant. He was the best, most relevant player this year, just as Manziel was last year. A.J. won the Unitas Award–given to the best senior or fourth year. That’s appropriate to recognize the body of work.

  13. truthb3t0ld says: Dec 14, 2013 9:49 PM

    chefjon81 | Dec 14, 2013, 9:42 PM EST
    He might have had the best year, but Winston is a dirtbag. This award is supposed to include the element of integrity. Even if it was consentual sex, he still had unprotected sex with what was essentially a stranger, exposing them both to STD’s, and potentially getting her pregnant.
    _______________________________________________

    I’m sure none of the other candidates or previous Heisman winners have ever had unprotected sex either. As a matter of fact I bet he is the only college student in America that’s having unprotected sex.

    /SARCASM

  14. happster says: Dec 14, 2013 9:57 PM

    The chick that rode him and is now crying rape is really going to ramp up the lawsuit now. Funny how she blew off authorities until he was a proven success.

  15. blacknole08 says: Dec 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    chefjon81 says: Dec 14, 2013 9:42 PM

    He might have had the best year, but Winston is a dirtbag. This award is supposed to include the element of integrity

    ————————————————-

    Oh shut up. In the past 8 years they gave the award to Cam Newton, Manziel and Reggie Bush. Those guys didn’t exactly show “integrity” the years they won it. But those guys were the best players in their respective year.

    Sorry good ol’ boy McCarron didn’t win it. This isn’t a career achievement award it is the Heisman! It goes to the best player THAT year. And since Winston was not charged why is he any less deserving than the others?

  16. eatitfanboy says: Dec 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    This has become such a QB-centric award that a power conference running back rushes for 2,100 yards and no one blinks an eye when he finishes 4th in Heisman Voting.

  17. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 10:01 PM

    @chefjon81 …

    This really isn’t an appropriate topic for a football blog, but the presence of male DNA on a woman’s face or in her underwear is not an indicator of whether a couple had unprotected sex. A tiny drop of semen would provide enough DNA for identity match. Research has shown that even when a condom is applied perfectly drops of semen sufficient for DNA testing can be left behind.

    As others have pointed out, casual sex is not unique to Jameis Winston. And if you think the NFL would question drafting someone because he may have had unprotected sex … you must never have heard of Antonio Cromartie. Let’s leave moral judgment to God.

  18. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 10:03 PM

    @blacknole08 …

    Don’t blame A.J. for some people’s bitterness. And Bush isn’t a good example since he had to give it back :)

  19. jimbo75025 says: Dec 14, 2013 10:13 PM

    chefjon81 | Dec 14, 2013, 9:42 PM EST
    He might have had the best year, but Winston is a dirtbag. This award is supposed to include the element of integrity. Even if it was consentual sex, he still had unprotected sex with what was essentially a stranger, exposing them both to STD’s, and potentially getting her pregnant.
    ——–
    And where is your vitriol at the young “lady” in the scenario? Last time I checked it does take two to tango. If Winston was-ahem-doing the five knuckle shuffle that night, I doubt it would have been front page news.

  20. GenXJay says: Dec 14, 2013 10:14 PM

    figuratively speaking, FSU should rape Auburn.

  21. keltictim says: Dec 14, 2013 10:43 PM

    First of all there’s only three people that know what happened that night him, her, and God, end of story. The justice system isn’t perfect but it’s what we have. Second while it is true that Mason had 2100 yards rushing ( I think that’s his name), it was in the FBS. No disrespect to the players in that conference but I would have liked to see his numbers if he played for an SEC team. Without doubt he’s a good back but the defenses he ran against were nowhere near the caliber he would have faced in a power conference. That, and I don’t think a Hiesman should go to someone that plays for an “all minority” school. Yes they were a needed back in the day but that day is long long gone. Could you imagine if a all white college still existed ? This is only my opinion but I fail to see how those schools aren’t rascist. I know technically they allow all students but I don’t exactly hear of any affirmative action enrollment drives trying to get white students enrolled. Like I said they had their time and place but now they belong with Jim Crow laws, and all attempts to seperate the races. Dead and buried.

  22. elwaysagenius says: Dec 14, 2013 10:55 PM

    Why did McCarron finish second above lynch or Williams? That’s the real surprise.

  23. ob1canobie says: Dec 14, 2013 11:09 PM

    When a rapist wins the Heisman trophy it is forever stained. It is obvious the voters were men that much is for sure. This is a travesty to football!

  24. fpstratton says: Dec 14, 2013 11:16 PM

    ob1canobie: How do you know he is a rapist? Because someone else said so?

    Congratulations to Jameis for his superior performance on the football field this season. The Heisman Trophy is a football award; nothing more, nothing less.

  25. blacknole08 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:19 PM

    Deb, I think Bush is a good man, but he exercised poor judgement when he took that money. His poor decisions and selfishness took away all those wins for USC. With all that said he should have kepy his heisman.

    And I only referenced AJ because he made a similar comment when asked about his chances of winning the heisman. I respect him but he comes off as a douche sometimes, like he is better because he does everything the right way.

  26. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 11:24 PM

    @blacknole08 …

    That’s funny because one of my family members–probably the most diehard Bama fan of us all–doesn’t like A.J. because she thinks he’s too egotistical. And that’s even though he’s generously posed for pictures with her kids :)

  27. boobsmcgoo says: Dec 14, 2013 11:58 PM

    I can’t wait to watch him impose his will on Auburn and penetrate their defense.

  28. derekgorgonstar says: Dec 15, 2013 12:24 AM

    Heisman goes to “the most outstanding player in college football”

    Looks like there are never outstanding players playing center, tight end, linebacker, guard, safety, cornerback, fullback, offensive tackle, defensive tackle, receiver or defensive end.

  29. derekgorgonstar says: Dec 15, 2013 12:25 AM

    boobsmcgoo says:
    Dec 14, 2013 11:58 PM
    I can’t wait to watch him impose his will on Auburn and penetrate their defense.

    I see what you did, there.

    Well done, sir, well done.

  30. keltictim says: Dec 15, 2013 12:51 AM

    Derekgorganstar I think clowney may have gotten some, as in not very many but some, votes had the media not tried to give him the trophy back in august. Given the amount of scheming and gamesmanship teams had to use for him every week, and he was still pretty productive, he should have garnered a few votes but you are right college football is a pass/read option run league right now so the qbs are having highlight reel plays almost every game which makes it hard for any other position to stand out. It’s sad but it’s the way it is.

  31. imacdane says: Dec 15, 2013 1:36 AM

    I question his academic eligibility after hearing that speech.

  32. 700levelvet says: Dec 15, 2013 5:03 AM

    What’s more strange … Blacknoles obvious man crush or chefjon’s weird ass diatribe..Does propane leak in every trailer?

  33. realfootballfan says: Dec 15, 2013 6:08 AM

    keltictim,

    True story, white people can go to historically black colleges. No lie. I knew white people who went to Florida A&M while I was attending FSU, quite a few of them actually. They got preferential treatment in scholarships and all. Historically black means just that. Once upon a time, it’s the only place minorities could get educations. So maybe you might want to educate yourself before talking about something that’s clearly over your head.

  34. originolefan says: Dec 15, 2013 6:49 AM

    go Noles and for anyone who thinks he’s a dirt bag get over yourself you obviously never got laid in college or ever for that matter, he was 19 and had a one night stand not exactly a cardinal sin. not sure how you root for any team if this crazy idea of sleeping around in college is a big deal I would tend to bet your list of friends is also pretty short too

  35. 1historian says: Dec 15, 2013 8:17 AM

    1) The award is named after the man who coached Georgia Tech to the most lopsided score in college football history – 222-0 Georgia Tech over Cumberland College. The GT coach that day was John Heisman.

    2) I never thought I would say this but I’m rooting for Auburn to win the game, even though they’re in the SEC.

  36. fpstratton says: Dec 15, 2013 8:24 AM

    originolefan: I totally agree with you. One would think that all these people convicting him without proof were never 19 years old. Innocent until proven guilty in this country, whether people like it or not. In the meantime, who you sleep with and when you do it is a private matter.

  37. bikerhal says: Dec 15, 2013 9:44 AM

    Well, as my sweet mother would have said if it was me in his shoes:”You had no business being there in the first place, son”

  38. tictoccpthook says: Dec 15, 2013 10:21 AM

    Quote from Heisman news conference: “A reporter asked whether character should be considered in the selection of the winner, and Lonzo snapped: “Next question. Only football.”

    In other words, character is not a consideration , only football ?

    Apparently these folks havn’t been paying attention to current NFL issues. Gonzales, Incognito, . . . Not being a rapist is not equivalent to having good character.

    This issue is not going away, and both the Heisman trophy and FSU have already been damaged.

  39. florida727 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:00 AM

    derekgorgonstar says: Dec 15, 2013 12:24 AM
    Heisman goes to “the most outstanding player in college football”
    ———————————————
    Notice that your quote (accurately) says MOST outstanding player in college football. It’s the nature of the beast. Who pulls the trigger on every play offensively? The QB. Of course it’s going to be slanted toward a QB.

    That’s why they have the Outland, the Remington, the Doak Walker, the Unitas, the Mackey, etc. Those awards are there to recognize, specifically, players that play THOSE positions. Face it, the nature of the sport will, and always has, focused on the QB. That why linemen don’t get paid Peyton Manning or Tom Brady money at the next level.

    Accept it for what it is. It’s an offensive player award that historically goes to a QB or a RB that has a phenomenal season for a team that primarily runs the ball.

    Now, if you want to make an argument that character deserves to be a factor in voting, I’m right there with you. Bottom line though, Winston exercised poor judgment. Should that negate the season he had? No. Not under the current voting standards. Gee, I wonder if I ever did something stupid when I was 19? Nah. Not me!

  40. florida727 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:06 AM

    By the way, 115 voters left Winston off their ballot entirely? Those idiots should have their voting privileges immediately revoked. Innocent until proven guilty folks. Like it or not, that’s the way it works. Want to penalize him by knocking him down to third or fourth or even fifth on your ballot? Go ahead. To leave him completely off? That just shows your ignorance for the criminal justice system. Yeah, he exercised poor judgment, maybe even did something he shouldn’t have done. But if there was a CRIME committed, he’d have been prosecuted for it. There wasn’t though, so get over it. Geez. Our society sure loves to build people up so they can then tear them down, doesn’t it? Makes me glad I’m a ‘nobody’.

  41. onlyoneleft says: Dec 15, 2013 11:11 AM

    keltictim, Clowney was too lazy and, even, dumber than Winston.

  42. jjsooner says: Dec 15, 2013 11:14 AM

    I’m sure Mr. Winston is a fine player and deserving of this award. Congrats.

    In my opinion, no one was more deserving of the Heisman than AJ McCarron. 2 National titles and a career QB rating of 162. He makes plays, keeps his nose clean and wins. At least the Maxwell award people had their heads on straight.

    In my opinion, the Heisman has become an ESPN joke. I didn’t watch and never will again. Here’s a thought……..wait until after the entire season to vote for ANY of these awards

  43. nofunleague says: Dec 15, 2013 1:10 PM

    I can’t believe the number of people who don’t like a decision made by the people charged with the vote come up with their own rules after the fact.
    “most outstanding football player” where does it say they have to meet your moral rules. do they have to be Christian, Jewish, Agnostic? sure he made mistakes but sleeping a women who had more than one persons DNA is her pants does not disqualify him as much as you wish it would. the votes were cast, Mr winston won, now get over it and yourself. Get a job as a sports writer and get a vote. til then grow up.

  44. nofunleague says: Dec 15, 2013 1:10 PM

    I can’t believe the number of people who don’t like a decision made by the people charged with the vote come up with their own rules after the fact.
    “most outstanding football player” where does it say they have to meet your moral rules. do they have to be Christian, Jewish, Agnostic? sure he made mistakes but sleeping a women who had more than one persons DNA is her pants does not disqualify him as much as you wish it would. the votes were cast, Mr winston won, now get over it and yourself. Get a job as a sports writer and get a vote. til then grow up.

  45. blacknole08 says: Dec 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    700levelvet says: Dec 15, 2013 5:03 AM

    What’s more strange … Blacknoles obvious man crush or chefjon’s weird ass diatribe..Does propane leak in every trailer?

    ————————————————-

    LOL I’m not even from the South, but I have lived in Tallahassee for nearly half my life (I’m 27 now).

    But Jameis has really brought excitement back to this city. Can’t I be happy for him?

  46. rkl0244 says: Dec 15, 2013 1:52 PM

    Between Cam Newton and this thug loser, the Heisman should be renames “Criminal Trophy”. This award has lost the dignity it once had.

  47. canehouse says: Dec 15, 2013 2:48 PM

    not an impressive field and not a impressive winner. Jameis is part of a tremendous team… would love to see him be that good at Boston College.

  48. Deb says: Dec 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    Some of these comments are troubling.

    First, you are innocent until proved guilty in this country. It’s the foundation of our criminal justice system. No evidence has been produced to suggest Winston is guilty of a sex crime. He’s never been arrested or charged–and won’t be. So that accusation should have had no bearing on the Heisman vote.

    Second, the accusation says nothing about his character. He was 18 years old at the time of this incident. I’m just not prepared to say an 18-year-old who engaged in sexual activity with a willing (by all accounts) participant was exercising judgment any worse than any other 18-year-old hormonally charged male would have exhibited in the same circumstances. At least he wasn’t flashing a female trainer as Peyton Manning did at Tennessee–prompting years of litigation. How many of you argued Peyton Manning lacked the judgment to be considered for a Heisman or the NFL draft?

    Third, I don’t recall any intellectual requirements attached to the Heisman–and articulateness does not necessarily determine intellect. Just because Winston isn’t well-spoken doesn’t mean he’s stupid.

    Obviously fan rivalry plays a role in some people’s condemnation of Winston, but I can’t help wondering whether others are judging him so harshly for darker reasons.

  49. onlyoneleft says: Dec 15, 2013 6:03 PM

    I don’t think that they had this in mind when the
    award was first established.

    http://www.heisman.com/trust/mission_statement.php

  50. ozarkannie74 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:41 AM

    How do you add up the numbers that Winston got in votes and come up with over 2,000???

  51. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 16, 2013 12:26 PM

    ^^^

    668 1st place votes = 668 * 3 = 2004
    84 2nd place votes = 84 * 2 = 168
    33 3rd place votes = 33 * 1 = 33

    2004 + 168 + 33 = 2205

  52. ozarkannie74 says: Dec 16, 2013 5:43 PM

    Ok, thanks, but don’t understand why they multiply the votes? Looks like 668 votes would be 668 votes? Does it explain that on their website?

  53. longtallsam says: Dec 16, 2013 9:16 PM

    ozarkannie74 says: Dec 16, 2013 5:43 PM
    Ok, thanks, but don’t understand why they multiply the votes? Looks like 668 votes would be 668 votes? Does it explain that on their website?

    Wow, I thought 8to80texans explained it pretty well…even a simpleton should be able to understand! But to elaborate further, each voter gets to vote for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. I first place vote is worth 3 points, 2nd is two points, and 3rd one point.
    You add all these points up to get the total points for each candidate. Winston get 668 first place votes, times 3, equals 2004 points. Do that for each placing, for each candidate, and you get the total points each candidate received.
    Do you understand, now? Probably not!

  54. longtallsam says: Dec 16, 2013 9:38 PM

    tictoccpthook says: Dec 15, 2013 10:21 AM
    Quote from Heisman news conference: “A reporter asked whether character should be considered in the selection of the winner, and Lonzo snapped: “Next question. Only football.”
    In other words, character is not a consideration , only football ?

    I believe you misinterpreted Lonzo. What he meant was, “Next question, and the next question should be only about football, or it won’t be addressed.”

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