Top 10 Heisman candidates for 2014
December, 16, 2013
By Travis Haney | ESPN Insider
AP Photo, Getty ImagesOregon's Marcus Mariota and FSU's Jameis Winston will be Heisman front-runners in 2014.Jameis Winston ran away with the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Can he win it again? It seems this question is becoming more popular, going with the trend of younger winners.
Who will be the Florida State quarterback’s chief competition in 2014 as Winston tries to join Archie Griffin as the only two-time winner of the award? And could a third consecutive freshman quarterback claim it?
Here are the top 10 favorites to win the Heisman in '14.
1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Seminoles2013 stats: 237-of-349 (68 percent), 3,820 yards, 38 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 193 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs
Remember when it was a rarity for a Heisman winner to return? Then Tim Tebow won as a sophomore, and underclassmen claiming the trophy became a relative norm. Johnny Manziel set the bar by being invited back to NYC for the award show. Does Winston have what it takes to go one step further and win it for a second time?