The HeismanPundit 2014 Heisman Trophy Watch List (Post-Spring Edition)

Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston highlights the first edition of HeismanPundit’s 2014 Heisman Trophy Watch List released on Tuesday (May 6).

The prestigious annual list gives football fans an early glimpse at a great crop of Heisman contenders for the coming season. This year’s post-spring watch contains 25 players. HeismanPundit will consider other players for the 2014 Heisman Trophy Watch List and will also delete players as the season progresses.

The Heisman Trophy, presented annually since 1935, is the most prestigious award in sports.  It is named after famed college football coach John W. Heisman. The 2014 winner will be announced in New York on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The 2014 HeismanPundit Post-Spring Heisman Watch List

(in alphabetical order)

Ameer Abdullah, RB, SR, Nebraska

Javorius Allen, RB, JR, USC

Rakeem Cato, QB, SR, Marshall

Alex Collins, RB, SO, Arkansas

Mike Davis, RB, JR, South Carolina

Everett Golson, QB, JR, Notre Dame

Melvin Gordon, RB, JR, Wisconsin

Todd Gurley, RB, JR, Georgia

Christian Hackenberg, QB, SO, Penn State

Derrick Henry, RB, SO, Alabama

Taysom Hill, QB, JR, BYU

Brett Hundley, QB, JR, UCLA

Chuckie Keeton, QB, SR, Utah State

Trevor Knight, QB, SO, Oklahoma

Sean Mannion, QB, SR, Oregon State

Marcus Mariota, QB, JR, Oregon

Nick Marshall, QB, SR, Auburn

Braxton Miller, QB, SR, Ohio State

Bryce Petty, QB, SR, Baylor

Thomas Tyner, RB, SO, Oregon

J.W. Walsh, QB, JR, Oklahoma State

Jake Waters, QB, SR, Kansas State

Jonathan Williams, RB, JR, Arkansas

Jameis Winston, QB, SO, Florida State

TJ Yeldon, RB, JR, Alabama

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15 Responses to The HeismanPundit 2014 Heisman Trophy Watch List (Post-Spring Edition)

  1. timtim May 6, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    How about Keenan Reynolds at Navy? Favorable schedule. Two marquee games against tOSU and ND. He set records last year for rushing TD’s in a game both for a season and in a game (by a QB). Only 4th player ever to break 30 TD’s in a season.

    After all, wouldn’t the Heisman trust love to have a guy in uniform up there after the shade that’s been thrown on the trophies of Winston, Manziel, and Newton?

    He’s not going to win. But he could go 10-2 and wind up flying to NYC right after Navy’s 12th win in a row over Army.

  2. HP May 6, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    I agree that Reynolds is a heckuva player and you may be right about the scenario. But I think it’s going to be tough to duplicate that 31 touchdown mark.

    But I am definitely keeping an eye out and reserve the right to add him to the list once the fall begins.

    • Roger Staubach May 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

      Keenan Reynolds definitely deserves to be on the list. It’s laughable that he’s not on there compared to some of the other guys.

  3. GilaPete May 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    HP – OState’s Tyreek Hill might be worth a look. He is blisteringly fast on the track with 6.65 60m and 9.98 100m (wind aided) clocks.
    On the football field in full pads he looks like a freakishly elusive RB making cuts at what would be most backs top gear.

    He’s worth a look as HC Gundy says he will be getting touches as RB, Slot, and as a return man. Hill has the potential to rack up lots of yards and TD’s in Big 12 play if his track speed and spring practice translate.

    Will look for him on your Fastest Players list.

  4. SA May 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Arkansas and Alabama have two RBs apiece? Would a backup get the Heisman or would the Heisman be awarded by committee?

  5. SuzerSC May 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Buck Allen – Lame Kiffin didn’t believe in him but Coach Tommie Robinson did from the moment he got to USC and he was diligent. Thank God Coach O just let TROB do what TROB a does best… Get Bucky the ball! Fight on!

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  7. John May 12, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    How about some more love for possibly one of the best wide recievers in the nation in Tyler Lockett of Kansas state?

    • RWT May 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Thought he shouldve been on here too. Kid is special


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