December 14, 2013

McCarron thrilled with Heisman finish

NEW YORK | With the winner a foregone conclusion according to many, a second-place finish was probably as good as AJ McCarron could've hoped for - and it was exactly what he got.

The Alabama quarterback was the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy vote revealed Saturday, well behind Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston - whose winning margin of 1,501 points was the seventh-biggest in the history of the award.

"Just awesome," McCarron said of the Heisman results. "A dream come true."

McCarron received a total of 704 points, only 300 more than sixth-place finisher Tre Mason of Auburn in what was a very close race for the runner-up spot. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch finished third, followed by Boston College running back Andre Williams. Johnny Manziel, last year's Heisman winner, finished fifth.

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