Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is close to a month away from playing for the national title, but he already has a prestigious trophy. At 19 years and 342 days old, Winston became the youngest Heisman Trophy winner when he was named college football's most outstanding player Saturday night in New York. He is the second straight freshman to win the Heisman after Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel last season.
"I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now," Winston said. "I'm so overwhelmed. It's awesome." When his name was announced, he popped from his seat and quickly made his way to his mom and dad for hugs and kisses. He smiled and laughed through most of his acceptance speech. He talked about trusting in the "process" on the field and in life and "after all the things I've been through this past month." He got choked up a bit when talking about his parents. "When you see your mom and you see your dad and they've been struggling through this whole process and now you see a smile on their face, it comforted me," he said later.
Winston ran away with the ballot, earning 2,205 points. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was second with 704 points. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was third with 558 points.