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Offensive Player of the Year: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Aggies
In 2012, Manziel became the first freshman Heisman winner in history. This fall, he will attempt to become only the second to win the award in consecutive seasons.
After an impressive spring showing, he is expected to make a real push for the bronze.
Manziel slashed the SEC last season to the tune of 2,289 passing yards, 697 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns. He completed 70.4 percent of his passes against conference foes. He also finished the year with 3,706 passing yards, 1,409 rushing yards and 47 total touchdowns. And he set the SEC record for total yards in a season.
His sophomore campaign should bring much of the same production, leading to an Offensive Player of the Year push.
Defensive Player of the Year: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Gamecocks
Clowney may become the second defensive player to win the Heisman in 2013.
He is a freakishly talented defender and will be the cornerstone of the Gamecocks defense this fall. Last year, he was able to register 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.
This year, he will be keyed on by offenses, but his impact will still be felt as he marches to the Defensive Player of the Year award.