Last night Jameis Winston became the second redshirt freshman in row to win the Heisman trophy. He finished the year with 3820 yards passing, 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has lead the Florida State Seminoles to an undefeated season and a berth in the National Title game. Pretty impressive stats for a guy starting his first year of major college ball.
The Heisman trophy was first rewarded back in 1932. For the longest time, no freshman or sophomore had been deemed worthy of being named the top football player in college football. That came to an end when Tim Tebow won the award in his sophomore season. Last season, Johnny Manziel won the award, becoming the first freshman to win the coveted award.
Manziel actually had a better season statically this season than he had last season, yet he lacked that big, signature win to put on his resume. It seemed his team lost the biggest games they had this season. Winston, however, did not have that issue. It seemed every Seminole game was over at halftime, and Winston was the biggest reason for that. Their average margin of victory has been 43 points. They have beat every opponent by at least 14 points. We will see if Jameis Winston can cap his great season with a National title on January 6th.