We’re now unofficially half way through the college football season and the bar has been raised for those wishing to hoist the coveted Heisman trophy.
It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.
This weekend, college football will shift its attention to the ACC. Playing in the shadows of the SEC the last few years, the ACC will offer this week’s game of the week when Clemson hosts Florida State.
As conference play wears on and games becomes more important, the candidates will need even BETTER numbers and more electric performances.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more in a season-opening victory over Georgia, confirming Boyd as one of the top Heisman contenders this season.
Only 10 names can make this exclusive Heisman Watch List, and spots in the rankings are just as secure as defensive coordinator jobs at the University of Texas.