Unless he comes back to Auburn in 2014 to make a run his senior year, running back Tre Mason will not join Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton as a Tigers Heisman winner.
Mason finished sixth in voting for 79th Heisman Trophy race Saturday night at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won by a very large margin.
However, the SEC Offensive Player of the Year wasn't ashamed of the results.
“It’s just a great experience being here, being amongst these other guys,” Mason said to MontgomeryAdvertiser.com. “They’re great athletes themselves, but I finished sixth, and it’s still a blessing to even be in the conversation.”
Mason finished with 1,621 yards on the ground with 22 touchdowns this season.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston: 2,616 points, 668 first-place votes
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron: 704 points, 79 first-place votes
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch: 558 points, 40 first-place votes
Boston College running back Andre Williams: 470 points, 29 first-place votes
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: 421 points, 30 first-place votes
Auburn running back Tre Mason: 404 points, 31 first-place votes
Here's a little reminder of Mason's 2013 success.