Winston becomes youngest player to win award.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been named the 79th winner of college football’s most coveted award.
At 19 years of age, he becomes the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy but had been tipped as a certain winner after producing impressive performances all season.
Winston, the second redshirt freshman to ever win the award, earned 688 first-place votes, while Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was second with 79 first place votes.
It was the fifth-largest margin of victory in the modern history of the award, and Winston gave an emotional acceptance speech in which he thanked various influences on his life with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher in attendance.
Since making his collegiate debut against Pittsburgh four months ago, Winston has passed for 3,820 yards, thrown for 38 touchdowns and amassed the country’s highest passing efficiency rating of 190.1.
Florida State remain the nation’s top team and Winston will lead his team against Auburn for the national title on January 6, which coincidentally is also his 20th birthday.
Watch the video below to listen to Winston’s acceptance speech: