Johnny Manziel tops post-spring list of Heisman Trophy hopefuls

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Heisman winner Johnny Manziel highlights early 2013 Heisman watch list. (USATSI)
Heisman winner Johnny Manziel heads up the early 2013 Heisman watch list. (USATSI)


Reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M highlights the first edition of the 2013 HeismanPundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Trophy Watch List released on Thursday.

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 30 players.

HeismanPundit/CBSSports.com will consider other players for the 2013 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 2013 winner will be announced in New York on Dec. 14.

The 2013 HeismanPundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Trophy Watch List

(post-spring edition)

(in alphabetical order)

Ameer Abdullah, Jr., RB, Nebraska

David Ash, Jr., QB, Texas

Blake Bell, Jr., QB, Oklahoma

Tajh Boyd, Sr., QB, Clemson

Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., QB, Louisville

Ka'deem Carey , Jr., RB, Arizona

Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State

Jadeveon Clowney, Jr., DE, South Carolina

Stefon Diggs, So., WR, Maryland

Cody Fajardo, Jr., QB, Nevada

David Fales, Sr., QB, San Jose State

Devin Gardner, Jr., QB, Michigan

Everett Golson, So., QB, Notre Dame

Todd Gurley, So., RB, Georgia

Kevin Hogan, So., QB, Stanford

Brett Hundley, So., QB, UCLA

Duke Johnson, So., RB, Miami

Chuckie Keeton, Jr., QB, Utah State

Marqise Lee, Jr., WR, USC

Jordan Lynch, Sr., QB, Northern Illinois

Johnny Manziel, So., QB, Texas A&M

Marcus Mariota, So., QB, Oregon

Venric Mark, Sr., RB, Northwestern

Taylor Martinez, Sr., QB, Nebraska

AJ McCarron, Sr., QB, Alabama

Braxton Miller, Jr., QB, Ohio State

Aaron Murray, Sr., QB, Georgia

Lache Seastrunk, Jr., RB, Baylor

De'Anthony Thomas, Jr., RB, Oregon

T.J. Yeldon , So., RB, Alabama

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