Winston Takes Heisman Over NIU’s Lynch, Four Other Candidates

CBS Chicago

NEW YORK (AP) — Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy.

The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football’s most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn’t derail his candidacy.

“I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now,” Winston said. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s awesome.”

When his name was announced, he popped from his seat and quickly made his way to his mom and dad for hugs and kisses. He smiled and laughed through most of his acceptance speech, but got a little choked up when he talked about his parents.

“When you see your mom and your dad and they’ve been struggling through this whole process it was nice to see a smile on their faces,” he said.

Winston received…

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