5 Top Heisman Candidates

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is looking for another title shot. Photo: News4usonline.com
Jameis Winston is confident that Florida State will win the national title. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Jameis Winston is confident that Florida State will repeat as the national title. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

1.Jameis Winston hasn’t slacked off since leading Florida State to the national title. The redshirt sophomore could repeat as the winner of the Heisman Trophy, which he won last year.

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall hopes to pull off the upset. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has hopes of a Heisman Trophy and national championship. . Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

2. Auburn signal-caller Nick Marshall nearly led the Tigers to an upset win against Florida State in the Division 1 college football championship game. His game is simple: Run by you, around you and over you. A laser of an arm with his 4.4, 40 time will give defenses headaches.

Leading the way: UCLAquarterback Brett Hundley leads the Bruins to a 58-20 win over Nevada. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/360 Full Image
Leading the way: UCLAquarterback Brett Hundley leads the Bruins to a 58-20 win over Nevada. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/360 Full Image

3. UCLA quarterback was the poster boy on Sports Illustrated this fall. Has high expectations for this season. So far, Hundley has played decent through the first couple of game. If he and his teammates can go down and defeat Texas, Hundley will have an edge to the Heisman hardwood. This is his year.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (right) at the 2014 Pac-12 Football Media Day. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (right) at the 2014 Pac-12 Football Media Day. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

4. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has the Ducks at the No.2 spot in the latest NCAA college football polls. It was nice while it lasted. Mariota will be in the NFL next year.

USC quarterback Cody Kessler with coach Steve Sarkisian at the 2014 Pac-12 Football Media Day. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
USC quarterback Cody Kessler with coach Steve Sarkisian at the 2014 Pac-12 Football Media Day. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

5. Don’t sleep on USC quarterback Cody Kessler. With an array of young talent around him, Kessler will have a prolific season for the Trojans. He’s already led the Trojans to an upset win against Stanford.

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