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USC football: Marqise Lee finishes fourth in Heisman balloting

December 08, 2012|By Gary Klein
  • USC receiver Marqise Lee eludes the grasp of Colorado defender Parker Orms as teammate Greg Henderson arrives to help.
USC receiver Marqise Lee eludes the grasp of Colorado defender Parker Orms… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

USC receiver Marqise Lee finished fourth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was announced as the winner Saturday night in New York in a ceremony that was also attended by Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.

According to ESPN, Manziel received 474 first-place votes and 2,029 points. Te'o had 321 first-place votes and 1,706 points, Klein was third with 60 and 894.

Lee, a sophomore who caught a nation-leading 112 passes and is among the national leaders in all-purpose yardage, got 19 first-place votes and finished with 207 points.

Lee, the winner of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, said Friday that he would work toward to becoming a Heisman candidate again next season.

"I'm not going to really focus on the trophy, but I'm going to make sure I compete and do the things I need to do in order to just get back up there," he said. "It was good just to be mentioned in that conversation."

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