Tre Mason finished sixth in the Heisman voting this evening. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the award. Mason really only joined the conversation after his monster game in the SEC Championship, carrying the ball 46 times for 304 yards. But since that eye-opening performance, voters probably noticed just how important he was to Auburn's amazing season. He rushed for 164 yards against Alabama and gained a school record 2137 all-purpose yards for the season.
Mason was part of a crowded backfield in the first half of the season, but he became the go-to back after gaining 178 yards and scoring the winning touchdown against Texas A&M. In addition to using Nick Marshall as a runner, using Tre Mason as the star back allowed the Auburn offense to come into its own. Auburn now leads the nation in rushing offense and is second in the SEC in total offense.
Tre Mason is the first Heisman finalist from Auburn since Cam Newton won the award in 2010. Several Tigers have received significant votes in the past, including Jason Campbell in 2004, but Mason is the first Auburn Tiger to be a Heisman finalist and not to win the award.
The order of finish for the Heisman finalists...
- Jameis Winston (Florida State) - 2205 points
- AJ McCarron (Alabama) - 714 points
- Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) - 558 points
- Andre Williams (Boston College) - 470 points
- Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) - 421 points
- Tre Mason (Auburn) - 404 points