Tre Mason Doesn’t Win Heisman – but still trying to accomplish a dream
Tre Mason stands in front of pictures of Auburn’s three Heisman winners.
Running-back Tre Mason came up short in his quest to become Auburn’s fourth Heisman Trophy winner. Thrust into the Heisman race late in the season after a record setting 304 yard performance in the SEC Championship game, Mason finished sixth in a tight race with the five guys behind winner Jameis Winston – who finished way ahead of the field.
Funny thing though…
You might have thought the Florida State quarterback was from Auburn the way he thanked Auburn Receiver’s Coach Dameyune Craig (twice) for his guidance while Craig was on the FSU staff.
Mason received more first place votes than …
Andre Williams and Johnny Manziel who finished ahead of him. Yet due to some third place votes he wound up behind them in the final tally. Another thing that hurt Tre is some voters sent in their ballots early. So I have a suggestion for the Heisman committee:
No votes should be allowed until after the conference championship games.
Even though no one can argue with the numbers put up by winner Jameis Winston, one has to wonder how last year’s Heisman-winner put up better numbers than last year, and not win or even finish second.
Mason’s numbers included rushing for the second most yards in school history for a single season (1621) behind Bo Jackson and breaking Bo’s all-purpose yards record with 2,137. His 22 rushing touchdowns are also a school record.
Auburn people can be proud of Tre …
For not only what he accomplished on the field but the way he represents Auburn University. He handled himself in the Big Apple with class and grace. Everyone that was around him over the weekend had high praise for the Auburn star.
Winston said he bonded with Mason and looks forward to playing him in the BCS Championship Game. Johnny Manziel told Tre he would be pulling for him and Auburn. A.J. McCarron remarked that Mason caused him to actually say “War Eagle” for the first time in a very long time, “Show’s what kind of guy Tre is,”said McCarron.
Humble, down to earth, and a fierce competitor. His dad Vincent said Tre has, “A tremendous love and passion for what he does. He’s just Tre. He’s not trying to be Bo, or Cam. He’s just Tre, and trying to accomplish his dreams.”
One of those dreams, Tre tweeted about to the Auburn Family after the Heisman ceremony; he said he was going to give all he had in Pasedena to bring the Crystal ball back to Auburn. Of that we all have no doubt.
War Eagle Tre!