Former NFL scout John Middlekauff cites sources saying Louisville junior QB Teddy Bridgewater has contemplated returning to school in 2014.
Middlekauff adds no decision has been made at this point. Everyone has expected Bridgewater to declare for May's draft for quite some time. In fact, it was covered as a forgone conclusion. We still believe he ends up declaring, but from previous reports it seems as though Bridgewater's mother is heavily involved in the process.
Florida State redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston was named the 2013 Davey O'Brien Award winner.
Winston edged out Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and 2012 award winner Johnny Manziel. The last three Heisman winners (Manziel, Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton) won the O'Brien award first. Winston, who was also given the Walter Camp award on Thursday, will be crowned Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday.
Oregon State junior WR Brandin Cooks was named the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's most outstanding wide receiver.
Cooks put up video game numbers in 2013, hauling in 120 receptions for 1,670 yards and 13 touchdowns. Cooks is a dynamic playmaker often compared to current NFL stars Victor Cruz and Steve Smith. We love his next-level potential as a slot receiver.
Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork won the 2013 Rimington Trophy given to the nation's best center.
The veteran Stork has made 39 career starts for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder, who snapped the ball to Heisman favorite QB Jameis Winston, led an offensive line that blocked for the nation's sixth-best offense in yards per game (529.4). Stork was one of five semifinalists for the Outland Trophy.
Boston College senior RB Andre Williams was named the Doak Walker Award winner for the top running back in college football.
Williams rushed for 2,119 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. That monster output earned him a ticket to Saturday's Heisman Trophy presentation in New York. Williams bested Pac 12 running backs Ka'Deem Carey (Arizona) and Bishop Sankey (Washington) for the award.
Pittsburgh senior DT Aaron Donald was named the Lombardi Award winner, presented to the nation's top lineman or linebacker.
The 6-foot, 285-pounder won the Bronko Nagurski award, given to the nation's top college defensive player, earlier this week. "It is truly a blessing and an honor to receive such a great award," Donald said. "I am so blessed." Donald, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 2.2 tackles for loss per game this season, best in the nation. Donald beat out UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Alabama linebacker CJ Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam for the hardware.
Florida State redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston was named winner of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
The 6-foot 4, 228-pound Winston set the FBS freshman record with 3,820 passing yards this season in leading the 13-0 Seminoles to the BCS Championship Game against Auburn. Winston is a shoe-in to win the Heisman Trophy as well. Other finalists for the Camp award included Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and Boston College running back Andre Williams.
Miami coach Al Golden was named the 2013 Lombardi Award winner for Excellence in Coaching.
Golden led the Hurricanes through the uncertainty of an NCAA investigation for two seasons and just went 9-3 in his third campaign. "I humbly dedicate this to the 2013 Miami Hurricanes," Golden said. "They overcame a lot adversity over the last three years and in so doing, taught us a lot about unity, a lot about perseverance, a lot about leadership itself and maybe perhaps overall, a lot about class."