Alabama: QB A.J. McCarron
2013-14 Stats: 3,063 passing yards, 28 TDs, 7 INTs, 167.2 QB rating
After spending three years as Alabama's starting quarterback, McCarron finally earned the honor of being a Heisman Trophy finalist this season as he made the trip to NYC. McCarron certainly deserved the recognition, as he has two national titles to his credit. This year was another great one for him, as he had five games with three or more touchdown passes and led the Crimson Tide to the Sugar Bowl.
Arkansas: DE Chris Smith
2013-14 Stats: 36 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks
Auburn: RB Tre Mason
2013-14 Stats: 1,816 rushing yards, 24 total TDs, 5.7 yards per carry
A Heisman Trophy finalist, Mason was Auburn's most valuable weapon en route to their national championship appearance. Against Alabama and Missouri in the Iron Bowl and SEC Championship, Mason racked up 164 yards and 304 yards, respectively. He also had 195 yards in the BCS National Championship, a loss to Florida State.
Florida: DL Dante Fowler, Jr.
2013-14 Stats: 50 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks
Georgia: QB Aaron Murray
2013-14 Stats: 3,075 passing yards, 33 total TDs, 9 INTs, 158.8 QB rating
Aaron Murray is leaving Georgia as the most statistically decorated passer in SEC history. He leads the conference in career passing yards, passing touchdowns and total yards. 2013 was another great year for Murray, as he threw for three or more touchdowns in a game six times. That includes the game against Kentucky, where he tore his ACL in the first half but still played through 13 snaps and threw another touchdown.
Kentucky: DE Alvin Dupree
2013-14 Stats: 61 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
LSU: QB Zach Mettenberger
2013-14 Stats: 3,082 passing yards, 22 TDs, 8 INTs, 171.4 QB rating
In his senior year at LSU, Mettenberger put up his best numbers of his career as the Tigers' gunslinger. In only one game did he have more interceptions than touchdown passes. He averaged 237 yards per game through the air and never had a QB rating lower than 114 in a game.
Ole Miss: DB Cody Prewitt
2013-14 Stats: 71 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 6 INTs, 2 forced fumbles
Mississippi State: DB Nickoe Whitley
2013-14 Stats: 55 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles
Missouri: RB Henry Josey
2013-14 Stats: 1,166 rushing yards, 17 total TDs, 6.7 yards per carry
There was a time when Henry Josey and those at Missouri thought he would never play football again after a devastating leg injury. Well, Josey came back with a bang in 2013 and proved to be the most valuable player for the resurgent Tigers, who ended up appearing in the SEC Championship. Josey averaged nearly 90 yards per game, with his best showing coming against Florida, where he racked up 136 yards and a score.
South Carolina: QB Connor Shaw
2013-14 Stats: 2,447 passing yards, 558 rushing yards, 30 total TDs, 1 INT, 162.9 QB rating
Connor Shaw put all the critics to bed in 2013, proving that he truly was the better quarterback compared to Dylan Thompson of the Gamecocks. Shaw threw just one interception all year and was instrumental in South Carolina's comeback, overtime win over Missouri. His best game was in the Capital One Bowl, where he registered 359 total yards and four total touchdowns.
Tennessee: RB Rajion Neal
2013-14 Stats: 1,124 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 5.2 yards per carry
Texas A&M: QB Johnny Manziel
2013-14 Stats: 4,114 passing yards, 759 rushing yards, 46 total TDs, 13 INTs, 172.9 QB rating
Johnny Football followed up his Heisman Trophy winning season with another great year in 2013. He earned the honor of being a Heisman finalist yet again while being one of the most electrifying players in all of college football. His best game came against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, where he racked up 455 total yards and five total touchdowns in a comeback win over the Blue Devils.
Vanderbilt: WR Jordan Matthews
2013-14 Stats: 112 catches, 1,477 receiving yards, 7 TDs