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.
|1st||Chris Weinke||Florida State||Sr.||QB||369||216||89||1,628|
|4th||Ladanian Tomlinson||Texas Christian||Sr.||RB||47||110||205||566|
|6th||Michael Vick||Virginia Tech||So.||QB||7||14||34||83|
|9th||Ken Simonton||Oregon State||Jr.||RB||1||5||12||25|
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: