Florida State University freshman sensation Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy in a landslide victory Saturday night.
The FSU quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman trophy, which is college football’s most prestigious award for an individual performer.
“I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now,” Winston said. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s awesome.”
After his name was called, he jumped from his seat and made his way to his mother and father for hugs and kisses. Following was a series of emotions which included smiles, laughter, and tears of joy as he talked about his parents during his acceptance speech.
“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 668 first-place votes and 2,205 points. He finished a whopping 1,501 points in front of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for the seventh-largest winning margin in Heisman trophy history.
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch came in third, Boston College’s Andre Williams was fourth, followed by Texas A&M’s Johnny “Football” Manziel and Auburn’s Tre Mason.