Updated: August 12, 2014, 7:07 AM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Aug. 14, 2014
|Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State||So.||4||5||0||1||0||42|
|Braxton Miller||QB||Ohio State||Sr.||0||0||4||2||1||17|
|Duke Johnson||RB||Miami (FL)||Jr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter.
Tracking the Candidates
Aug. 14, 2014
Mariota, who has been named All-Pac-12 first-team quarterback in both seasons as starter, had 31 touchdown passes and just four interceptions in 2013. He completed 69.2 percent of his passes in a 30-7 beatdown of Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
Winston finished the 2013 season with 44 total touchdowns and 4,057 passing yards on his way to becoming the youngest Heisman Trophy winner in history. He led the undefeated Seminoles to a 34-31 come-from-behind win over Auburn in the BCS national championship game.
Despite dealing with nagging injuries in his two seasons at Georgia, Gurley has rushed for 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns -- while adding another 53 catches and six TDs. Gurley, who has averaged 6.1 yards per rush in his career, tallied 86 yards on the ground and 97 through the air in the Bulldogs' 24-19 loss to Nebraska in the Gator Bowl.
Miller, the back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, threw for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season, accounting for 36 touchdowns. He had 234 yards passing and four total TDs in the Buckeyes' 40-35 loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
Hundley had 3,819 combined passing and rushing yards last season for the Bruins, and he accounted for 35 touchdowns. In UCLA's 42-12 blowout victory over Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl, Hundley had four total TDs and passed for 226 yards while adding another 161 yards on the ground on just 10 carries.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|