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2000 - 66th Award
Chris Weinke
Florida State Back

At 6-feet 5-inches and 230 pounds, Chris Weinke is the second Florida State Seminole to win the Heisman Trophy. Chris was the first three-year starter at quarterback in the 22-year tenure of Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden. In 1999 Chris led the Seminoles to their first undefeated season and their second national title. Charlie Ward, the 1993 Heisman Trophy winner led Florida State to their first national title in 1993. Chris led the Seminoles to three straight national championship games as the complied a 32-3 record at Florida State as the starting quarterback. During Chris' Heisman winning season he led the nation in passing with 4,167 yards during the regular season for an average of 347.3 yards per game. Chris is the second QB in NCAA history to pass for more than 9,500 career yards and win a national championship. Chris is the ACC and FSU career record holder for career passing yardage as well as career touchdown passes. Chris was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2001 NFL draft.

The Voting

 

Points

 

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

1

2

3

Total

1stChris WeinkeFlorida StateSr.QB369216891,628
2ndJosh HeupelOklahomaSr.QB2862901141,552
3rdDrew BreesPurdueSr.QB69107198619
4thLadanian TomlinsonTexas ChristianSr.RB47110205566
5thDamien AndersonNorthwesternSr.RB62043101
6thMichael VickVirginia TechSo.QB7143483
7thSantana MossMiamiSr.WR392855
8thMarques TuiasosopoWashingtonSr.QB581041
9thKen SimontonOregon StateJr.RB151225
10thRudi JohnsonAuburnJr.RB31920

Chris Weinke became Florida State's second Heisman Trophy Winner, following the 1993 Winner Charlie Ward. Chris, who spent 7 years playing professional baseball, became the oldest Heisman Trophy Winner at age 28. Florida State's head coach, Bobby Bowden, became only the 9th coach in history to coach multiple Heisman Winners. Josh Heupel's 1,552 total points is the third highest total for a second place finisher, behind Minnesota's Paul Giel in 1953 (1,792 points) and Southern California's O.J. Simpson (1,722) points.

No. of registered electors: 922
Date of announcement: December 9, 2000
Date of dinner: December 11, 2000

The number of points by region and position within each region are as follows for the top four candidates:

Name

North-east

Mid Atlantic

South

South-west

Mid-west

Far West

Weinke305130813101231224612282
Heupel263224022552330122022441
Brees94483484483417131043
Tomlinson11138739731293554874

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