In a season with many standout players throughout college football, the Heisman electorate has officially narrowed the race down to six finalists for the 2013 Heisman this week. Former Florida QB and Heisman winner (1996) Danny Wuerffel announced the finalists for the 79th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy to be presented today Sat December 14th. The finalists are Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Auburn running back Tre Mason, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Boston College running back Andre Williams, and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. The six finalists will be in attendance today in New York City for the Heisman Trophy announcement on December 14, which will broadcast live on ESPN at 8:00PM EST.
Lynch would be the first Northern Illinois Huskie and first MAC Conference player to win the Trophy. The senior led his team to a 12-1 season as quarterback with 2,676 passing yards and 23 passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. Lynch completed 233 of 369 passes and was only intercepted 7 times all season. He set the FBS record for single-game rushing yards by a quarterback with 321 and became just the fifth quarterback to rush for at least 4,000 yards and pass for at least 5,000 yards in a career.
About the Heisman Trophy Trust: The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football
player in the United States. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The
Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission
to support amateur athletes and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these
charitable endeavors is for The Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and
service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted.
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