Lynch Finishes Third In Heisman Race

NIU's Jordan Lynch takes third place in the Heisman voting.
NEW YORK CITY-Jordan Lynch didn't win the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, but he did finish in third place. That marks the best finish ever by an NIU player. The previous best finish was sixth place by former Huskie running back LeShon Johnson in 1993. It's also a four place improvement for Lynch over his seventh place finish from last year.

Florida State running back Jameis Winston won in a landslide by the seventh widest margin in Heisman history. He becomes the youngest Heisman winner at the age of 19. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron finished second.

Lynch received 40 first place votes. His strongest support came naturally from the voters in the Midwest. The Heisman votes are cast by 870 media personnel, 57 Heisman winners, and one fan survey ballot for a total of 928 electors.

Scott Leber was in New York City to get Lynch's reaction to his third place finish. To view this story click on the media player.
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