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
(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