Heisman Odds 2014: Marcus Mariota Now Heavily Favored

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Odds To Win The Heisman Trophy 2014:

(updated 12/3/14)

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon) 1/10

Melvin Gordon (RB Wisconsin) 5/1


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PAST HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS

YEAR
WINNER
SCHOOL
POSITION
2013
Jameis Winston
Florida State
QB
2012
Johnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB
2011
Robert Griffin III
Baylor
QB
2010
Cameron Newton
Auburn
QB
2009
Mark Ingram
Alabama
RB
2008
Sam Bradford
Oklahoma
QB
2007
Tim Tebow
Florida
QB
2006
Troy Smith
Ohio State
QB
2005
Reggie Bush
Southern California
RB
2004
Matt Leinart
Southern California
QB
2003
Jason White
Oklahoma
QB
2002
Carson Palmer
Southern California
QB
2001
Eric Crouch
Nebraska
QB
2000
Chris Weinke
Florida State
QB
1999
Ron Dayne
Wisconsin
RB
1998
Ricky Williams
Texas
RB
1997
Charles Woodson
Michigan
DB/WR
1996
Danny Wuerffel
Florida
QB
1995
Eddie George
Ohio State
RB
1994
Rashaan Salaam
Colorado
RB
1993
Charlie Ward
Florida State
QB
1992
Gino Torretta
Miami
QB
1991
Desmond Howard
Michigan
WR
1990
Ty Detmer
Brigham Young
QB
1989
Andre Ware
Houston
QB
1988
Barry Sanders
Oklahoma State
RB
1987
Tim Brown
Notre Dame
WR
1986
Vinny Testaverde
Miami
QB
1985
Bo Jackson
Auburn
RB
1984
Doug Flutie
Boston College
QB
1983
Mike Rozier
Nebraska
RB
1982
Herschel Walker
Georgia
RB
1981
Marcus Allen
Southern California
RB
1980
George Rogers
South Carolina
RB
1979
Charles White
Southern California
RB
1978
Billy Sims
Oklahoma
RB
1977
Earl Campbell
Texas
RB
1976
Tony Dorsett
Pittsburgh
RB
1975
Archie Griffin
Ohio State
RB
1974
Archie Griffin
Ohio State
RB
1973
John Cappelletti
Penn State
RB
1972
Johnny Rodgers
Nebraska
WR
1971
Pat Sullivan
Auburn
QB
1970
Jim Plunkett
Stanford
QB
1969
Steve Owens
Oklahoma
HB
1968
O.J. Simpson
Southern California
HB
1967
Gary Beban
UCLA
QB
1966
Steve Spurrier
Florida
QB
1965
Mike Garrett
Southern California
HB
1964
John Huarte
Notre Dame
QB
1963
Roger Staubach
Navy
QB
1962
Terry Baker
Oregon State
QB
1961
Ernie Davis
Syracuse
HB
1960
Joe Bellino
Navy
HB
1959
Billy Cannon
LSU
HB
1958
Pete Dawkins
Army
HB
1957
John David Crow
Texas A&M
HB
1956
Paul Hornung
Notre Dame
QB
1955
Howard Cassady
Ohio State
HB
1954
Alan Ameche
Wisconsin
FB
1953
Johnny Lattner
Notre Dame
HB
1952
Billy Vessels
Oklahoma
HB
1951
Dick Kazmaier
Princeton
HB
1950
Vic Janowicz
Ohio State
HB
1949
Leon Hart
Notre Dame
E
1948
Doak Walker
Southern Methodist
HB
1947
Johnny Lujack
Notre Dame
QB
1946
Glenn Davis
Army
HB
1945
Doc Blanchard
Army
FB
1944
Les Horvath
Ohio State
QB/HB
1943
Angelo Bertelli
Notre Dame
QB
1942
Frank Sinkwich
Georgia
HB
1941
Bruce Smith
Minnesota
HB
1940
Tom Harmon
Michigan
HB
1939
Nile Kinnick
Iowa
HB
1938
Davey O’Brien
Texas Christian
QB
1937
Clint Frank
Yale
HB
1936
Larry Kelley
Yale
E
1935
Jay Berwanger
Chicago
HB











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We are always ready to take a look at some of the college football futures betting lines. Today, we’re looking at the early Heisman Trophy odds, as we look to see if Jameis Winston can defend his crown, or whether someone else will crop up and steal the honor from him.

Jameis Winston (5/2): What must be noted here about Winston is that there is a lot of baggage here. Remember that no one aside from Archie Griffin has won the Heisman twice in his collegiate career, and as we have seen with so many athletes with off the field issues, the Heisman Trust isn’t going to want to vote for someone who has all sorts of legal problems as Winston may have. The frosh though, was so darn good last year that there really wasn’t much of a choice.

He’s the best player on what is going to open up as the No. 1 team in the country, and just from that standpoint, there is no doubt that Winston needs to be the favorite. It will however be extremely tough to ultimately repeat as the Heisman winner.

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Marcus Mariota (5/1): The pivot for the Ducks has elected to come back to school, and that was probably a wise choice considering the plethora of quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft. Whether it ultimately helps him become a Heisman Trophy winner this year is still up in the air. The bottom line for Mariota is that Oregon has to win. We know that he is going to come up with all sorts of awesome stats. Last year, he had 31 TDs against four picks, threw for 3,665 yards, and ran for 715 more.

If those are the numbers he puts up this year, Mariota will be in the Big Apple as a Heisman Trophy favorite. The reason he didn’t win the honor last year? Losses to Stanford and Arizona. No matter how good these numbers are, Mariota flat out needs to win if he wants to win the Heisman.

Jacob Coker (OTB): Now here’s an intriguing possibility. Coker was the backup to Winston last year at Florida State before transferring to Alabama. Most figure that he can step right in and be the starter for the Tide, and if that’s the case, why wouldn’t you want to consider him as a Heisman Trophy player? Remember that Winston’s name was nowhere on the board for the first few weeks of last season, but as soon as he hit, he became a popular bet to take home the hardware. Coker is an experienced quarterback who is going to step in and run Nick Saban’s system.

If he can live up to the billing as a legit NFL talent as his former coach, Jimbo Fisher touted him to be, Coker might be able to step in and make a real run at the Heisman Trophy. There’s no doubt that this team is going to win. The question is whether Coker can put up the stats. We think that he can. Keep a close eye on him going forward into the fall.