Taking the stage with a smile brighter than any sign in Times Square, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was named the recipient of the Heisman Trophy.
The red-shirt freshman signal caller joined Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke as the Seminoles only three winners of college football's top honor.
Amidst all the controversy and allegations, Winston guided FSU to the ACC championship and their first undefeated regular season since 2000.
As conference player of the year, Winston passed for 3,820 yards, with 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback led the Seminoles to the highest points per game total in the nation and the national championship game.
Winston joins last year's Heisman winner and third runner-up for this years' award, Johnny Manziel, as the only two red-shirt freshman to garner the achievement.
Winston's Heisman victory was by the fifth largest margin in the awards' voting history. Alabama's Aj McCarron finished second.
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