This time last year it was Johnny Manziel who had taken the entire college football world by storm as just a redshirt freshman. A quick fast-forward to 2013 and another 19-year-old quarterback is causing heads to turn.
Jameis Winston is the most recent college football standout and he proved on Saturday that he deserves to at least be in the Heisman Trophy conversation for 2013. Winston led the Florida State Seminoles to a 63-0 victory over the 25th ranked Maryland Terrapins on Saturday in what was a complete drubbing.
Winston was nearly perfect on Saturday with five touchdowns and 393 passing yards in just over three quarters of play. Naturally, the comparisons to E.J. Manuel, Cam Newton and of course Manziel are beginning to catch fire. How exciting would it to see Winston take home the Heisman Trophy as a freshman after Johnny Football’s fantastic campaign in 2012?
There is a changing of the guard in college football and it’s the freshmen who are making a name for themselves just one year removed from the high school ranks.