NEW YORK — A year after Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, youth was served again.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the 19-year-old wunderkind of the Seminoles’ top-ranked football team, became the second freshman — and youngest ever — to win college football’s most coveted prized Saturday night in a presentation at the Best Buy Theater.
Winston, whose campaign turned controversial because of an alleged sexual assault for which he was investigated but not charged, tallied 2,205 points and garnered 668 first-place votes over a crowded field of six finalists that included Boston College running back Andre Williams, the 2013 Doak Walker Award winner who finished fourth in the Heisman balloting. He had 470 points and 29 first-place votes. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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