The Heisman finalists were named tonight for Saturday night’s award ceremony, and three are from the SEC.
Along with the SEC finalists, FSU QB Jameis Winston, Boston College RB Andre Williams and NIU QB Jordan Lynch.
Winston is figured to be the heavy favorite for the award.
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AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
Stats: 207 of 306 (67.6%), 2,676 yards, 26 TDs, 5 INTs
Buzz: AJ McCarron makes his first trip to New York as a Heisman finalist. He has led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championships, and McCarron has guided the Tide to a 36-3 career record with one SEC Championship in 2012.
Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Stats: 283 carries, 1,621 yards, 22 TDs
Buzz: Tre Mason has been the country’s hottest running back down the stretch, and he’s coming off a 304-yard, four-touchdown performance against Missouri in the SEC Championship. Mason is ranked sixth in the country in total rushing yards, and he’s rushed for 868 yards and 13 touchdowns in the last five games.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Stats: 270 of 391 (69.1%), 3,732 yards, 33 TDs, 13 INTs; 133 carries, 686 yards, 8 TDs
Buzz: The reigning Heisman winner didn’t have enough mojo to finish 2-0 against LSU and Missouri, and that will keep him from winning the award in back-to-back seasons. He’s totaled 4,418 yards and 41 TDs in 2013, but it ultimately will come down to the ‘4’ in the loss column.
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