Baylor QB ranks fifth among 2014 Heisman hopefuls

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Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is considered one of the top five front-runners to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy, based on odds released Friday by Bovada sports book. Petty, the 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, received opening odds of 6/1, trailing a list of four fellow returnees topped by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (2/1), the 2013 Heisman and Davey O’Brien Award recipient.

Other frontrunners include Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (7/2), Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (4/1) and Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (5/1).

Petty, at 6/1, is the only player from a Texas-based college to be listed among 15 candidates assigned preseason odds to win the Heisman. He joins Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight (25/1) as the only players from Big 12 schools to receive Heisman odds. Knight received the same opening odds as Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to the BCS national title game as a freshman during the 2012 season but did not play in 2013 because of academic issues.

Below is a look at all 15 players given individual odds:  

Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)2/1
Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)7/2       
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)4/1
T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)5/1
Bryce Petty (QB Baylor)6/1
Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)12/1
Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)12/1
Mike Davis (RB South Carolina)15/1
Melvin Gordon (RB Wisconsin)16/1
Everett Golson (Notre Dame)25/1
Trevor Knight (QB Oklahoma)25/1
Duke Johnson (RB Miami)33/1
Karlos Williams (RB Florida State)33/1
Matt Johnson (QB Bowling Green)66/1
Rakeem Cato (QB Marshall)66/1

Jimmy Burch, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @Jimmy_Burch

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