In the two instances that Florida State won a national title, the Seminoles were led by a pair of quarterbacks that would also claim the Heisman Trophy during their careers in Tallahassee.
After piling up 482 yards of total offense in FSU’s 49-37 win over Clemson on Sept. 22, senior quarterback E.J. Manuel jumped into the race to join past Seminole legends Charlie Ward (1993) and Chris Weinke (2000) in claiming the famous bronzed statue.
Considering that performance was in prime time against a Top-10 opponent and vaulted Jimbo Fisher’s club into a position to make a run at a national title, Manuel has a great shot to climb up the list of contenders.
How can Manuel strengthen his case to make a trip to New York City in December?
Here are four ways E.J. Manuel can win the Heisman Trophy.