Six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy were named on Monday, and half of the field hails from the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be hoping to win his second straight Heisman, while Alabama's AJ McCarron and Auburn running back Tre Mason will also be heading north this weekend.
Alongside these three finalists are Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Boston College running back Andre Williams. The six invites issued is the most since 1994.
Coming off a stellar 2012 season, Manziel leads the SEC in passing and total offense once again this season. The redshirt sophomore has scored 41 total touchdowns (33 passing, eight rushing) and accounted for 368 yards of offense per game, good enough for third in the nation.
McCarron has been a part of three national championships in Tuscaloosa while only registering three losses as a starter. He's led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back titles and narrowly missed out on a shot to play for another after a heartbreaking loss to Auburn in the season finale. Mason has exploded down the stretch, rushing for 868 yards and 13 scores in the last five games. For the season, he's amassed an SEC-best 1,621 yards to go along with 22 rushing touchdowns, and he is a big reason why Auburn will be playing for the national title on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif.
An SEC player has won the Heisman in three of the past four seasons, and four of the past six overall.
Full list of candidates below.