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FSU football’s Deondre Francois getting top-ten Heisman odds

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Deondre Francois
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Expectations for the 2017 Florida State football team are already quite high, and that extends to individuals as well as the program as a whole. Leading the way is redshirt-sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois, who turned heads in his first season by leading the nation’s freshmen in passing.

And while Francois helped the Seminoles to an Orange Bowl victory in Miami to close last year’s campaign, those in Las Vegas think he could be in New York after this year’s regular season— specifically, as a Heisman Trophy candidate.

Bovada released its early 2017 Heisman odds today, and Francois is one of just 18 players to make the book. He’s currently tied for eighth, at 12/1, with fellow signal-callers Josh Rosen (UCLA), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State), and Jalen Hurts (Alabama).

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is getting the best odds, at 11/2, and Bovada gives Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson a 7/1 shot at becoming just the second player ever to win two Heismans. Jackson and Francois are the only ACC players to make the list, which is included below.

Baker Mayfield (QB Oklahoma) 11/2

JT Barrett (QB Ohio State) 6/1

Lamar Jackson (QB Louisville) 7/1

Sam Darnold (QB USC) 9/1

Saquon Barkley (RB Penn State) 10/1

Jake Browning (QB Washington) 10/1

Trace McSorley (QB Penn State) 10/1

Deondre Francois (QB Florida State) 12/1

Josh Rosen (QB UCLA) 12/1

Mason Rudolph (QB Oklahoma State) 12/1

Jalen Hurts (QB Alabama) 12/1

Derrius Grice (RB LSU) 15/1

Bo Scarbrough (RB Alabama) 15/1

Nick Fitzgerald (QB Mississippi State) 22/1

Nick Chubb (RB Georgia) 25/1

Kamryn Pettway (RB Auburn) 25/1

Shane Buechele (QB Texas) 35/1

Luke Falk (QB Washington State) 35/1