Jameis Winston Takes Heisman By Wide Margin

By: Danny Morales

Jameis Winston became the youngest winner of the Heisman Trophy on Saturday when he was awarded the honor at during the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York.

Winston won the award by a large margin, beating out second place vote getter A.J. McCarron by 1,501 points, making this the fifth largest margin of victory in the modern era for the Heisman Trophy.

“This Heisman isn’t just for Jameis Winston, it’s for Florida State.” said Winston at the podium being announced the winner. “I’m so blessed right now, it means so much to me.”

Now the redshirt freshman quarterback becomes the third-ever Florida State Seminole to win the award, behind Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke.

Despite the large margin of victory, Winston was left off of 115 ballots entirely.

Winston is now the youngest winner of the Heisman Trophy at 19-years old. He will turn 20 on Monday, Jan. 6, which is also the date that he will step on the field against the Auburn Tigers for the BCS National Championship in Pasadena, Calif.

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron came in second in the voting with 79 1st place votes compared to the 668 Winston received.

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