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Georgia’s Todd Gurley among Heisman favorites

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Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a Heisman Trophy favorite this season. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a Heisman Trophy favorite this season. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

You can find odds on everything these days, even how long Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kanye West will last.

So it’s no surprise that Heisman Trophy odds are already listed, nearly two months before the start of the season.

The favorite, according to Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada is the young man who walked away with the 25-pound bronze man last year — FSU QB Jameis Winston at 3-to-2.

Winston, who is a sophomore, could become the first player to repeat as Heisman winner since Ohio State RB Archie Griffin in 1974 and ’75, something that Johnny Manziel, among others, couldn’t do.

Photos: Todd Gurley in action

There are six SEC players among the 23 players listed by Bovada, including Georgia RB Todd Gurley (12/1), who is fifth on the list, Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon (16/1), Auburn QB Nick Marshall (20/1), Alabama RB Derrick Henry (25/1), South Carolina RB Mike Davis (25/1) and, surprisingly, Mississippi State QB Dax Prescott (40/1).

Other ACC players include: Miami RB Duke Johnson (33/1) and FSU RB Karlos Williams (33/1).

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is second at 11/2 and Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is third at 6/1.

Here is the entire list with odds updated through June 18:

Jameis Winston (QB, FSU) — 3/1

Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) — 11/2

Braxton Miller (QB, Ohio State) — 6-1

Bryce Petty (QB ,Baylor) — 10/1

Todd Gurley (RB, Georgia) — 12/1

Brett Hundley (QB, UCLA) — 14/1

Everett Golson (QB, Notre Dame) — 14/1

T.J. Yeldon (RB, Alabama) — 16/1

Melvin Gordon (RB, Wisconsin) — 18/1

Nick Marshall (QB, Auburn) — 20/1

Trevor Knight (QB, Oklahoma) — 20/1

Derrick Henry (RB, Alabama) — 25/1

Mike Davis (RB, South Carolina) — 25/1

Connor Cook (QB, Michigan State) — 28/1

Ameer Abdullah (RB, Nebraska) — 33/1

Duke Johnson (RB, Miami) — 33/1

Karlos Williams (RB, FSU) — 33/1

Myles Jack (LB, UCLA) — 33/1

Sean Mannion (QB, Oregon State) — 33/1

Taylor Kelly (QB, Arizona State) — 33/1

Dak Prescott (QB Mississippi State) — 40/1

Matt Johnson (QB, Bowling Green) — 66/1

Rakeem Cato (QB, Marshall) — 66/1

 

 

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