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6 named finalists for Heisman Trophy


Six of college football's best were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy Monday. The four quarterbacks and two running backs make up the most finalists since 1994.

Quarterbacks Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, AJ McCarron of Alabama and Jameis Winston of Florida State will be joined by running backs Tre Mason of Auburn and Boston College's Andre Williams at Saturday's trophy presentation.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the heavy favorite for the prestigious award.

Winston set freshman records by passing for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns for the No. 1 ranked Seminoles. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a chance to win back-to-back Heisman Trophies after posting 4,418 total yard and 41 touchdowns for the Aggies.

AJ McCarron's impressive career at Alabama includes three national championships and only three losses as starting quarterback.

This season he completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns. Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch set a quarterback record by rushing for 1,881 and also threw for 2,676 yards. Lynch accounted for 46 NIU touchdowns- 22 rushing, 23 passing and one receiving.

Auburn running back Tre Mason propelled the Tigers into the National Championship and himself into Heisman contention after rushing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the SEC Championship win over Missouri. His season totals equal 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Tigers.

Andre Williams ran for 2,102 yards for Boston college. He became the first player to surpass 2,000 yards since 2008. He also ran for 17 touchdowns and averaged 6.4 yards per carry.

The winner will be announced Saturday night in New York City.

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