Oct 5, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the start of the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Heisman Watch 2013: Jameis Winston leaps to No. 3 in latest Heisman poll


Fresh off of the heels of a spectacular performance against the Maryland Terrapins, Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has watched his stock soar as he leaps in to third-place in the latest Heisman Trophy straw poll.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll polls a handful of Heisman voters to give us an idea of who could win the highly-coveted award and the latest poll shows us that Winston’s Heisman campaign is gaining some steam.

In the top spot, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel comes in for the fourth week in a row, while Oregon star Marcus Mariota hangs on to the No. 2 spot.

Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville round out the top five.

Here is the latest Heisman Straw Poll, via HeismanPundit.com( first place votes in parentheses):

1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 20 (6)

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 15 (2)

3. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 11 (1)

4. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia — 7

5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville — 3 (1)

6. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami — 2

7. (tie) Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 1

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 1

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