#5 Jameis Winston
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Bessemer, Ala.
High School: Hueytown
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2014 Heisman Trophy Candidate
2014 Davey O’Brien and Manning Award Candidate
2014 All-America Candidate

2013 Honors

  • Heisman Memorial Trophy Winner
  • Consensus All-American
  • Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Winner
  • Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year
  • Sporting News Player of the Year
  • Maxwell Award Finalist
  • Manning Award Finalist
  • Associated Press All-America First Team
  • FWAA All-America First Team
  • Sporting News All-America First Team
  • All-America First Team
  • USA TODAY Sports All-America First Team
  • Athlon Sports All-America First Team
  • All-America First Team
  • All-America First Team
  • Lindy's All-America First Team
  • All-America First Team
  • ACC Player of the Year
  • Coaches ACC Player of the Year
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year
  • Coaches ACC Offensive Player of the Year
  • ACC Rookie of the Year
  • Coaches ACC Rookie of the Year
  • ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Coaches ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • All-ACC First Team
  • Coaches All-ACC First Team
  • Athlon Sports Offensive Player of the Year
  • College Football News Offensive Freshman of the Year
  • Walter Camp All-America Second Team
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Lindy's Offensive Player of the Year
  • FWAA Freshman All-American
2014 Outlook: Enters his second year as a starter looking to improve on a historic record-breaking redshirt freshman campaign. Will be a year wiser and stronger with a better grasp of head coach Jimbo Fisher’s playbook. Can make every throw and has a rocket arm. A true competitor who inspires his teammates. Has an innate ability to make a play when the pocket collapses. Expected to contend for every national player of the year award again after becoming the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the first freshman to lead his team to a 14-0 record and a national championship. Deftly split his time between football spring practice and the FSU baseball team for the second consecutive year.  

2014 FSU Baseball: Used almost exclusively as a closer, where he led Florida State with a 1.08 ERA and seven saves…made 24 appearances as a reliever out of the bullpen and allowed just 18 hits and four earned runs over 33.1 innings pitched...used his mid-90’s fastball and improved slider to hold opponents to just a .154 batting average against him...finished with a record of 1-0 for a Florida State team that captured the No. 5 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, won the ACC Atlantic Division for an eighth straight year and tallied a 43-17 final record...had five hits and two doubles as a reserve outfielder and designated hitter...captured Baseball America Preseason All-America Third Team honors as a utility player before the season.  

2013: The dazzling playmaker and charismatic leader authored the greatest freshman season by a quarterback in college football history...led Florida State to a 14-0 record and the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship...named Offensive MVP of the national championship game by throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Auburn at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif….engineered the game-winning seven-play, 80-yard drive that started with just 1:11 remaining in the game and FSU trailing 31-27 and ended with a two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin to give FSU the lead with 13 seconds left…became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy at 19 years, 342 days and just the second freshman...won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s best quarterback and the Manning Award…was also a finalist for the Maxwell Award...first freshman to capture ACC Player of the Year honors in the 61-year history of the Atlantic Coast Conference…also captured ACC Offensive Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors…shattered the ACC record, Florida State record and national freshman record for touchdown passes (40) and broke the national freshman record for passing yards (4,057)…is the first freshman to lead his team to 14 wins…All-ACC First Team…led the nation and set the ACC record in pass efficiency rating (184.8)…ranked first in the nation in yards per attempt (10.6) and second in touchdown passes (40)…tossed 26 touchdowns and passed for 2,641 yards in just the first half alone…threw more first-half touchdowns than 105 starting quarterbacks had in all snaps…thanks to huge leads – only played in 82 percent of Florida State’s total offensive snaps and just 62 percent of the Noles’ second-half snaps…seven-time ACC Rookie of the Week…three-time ACC Offensive Back of the Week…three-time Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week…seven 300-yard passing games…eight three-touchdown passing games…threw for over 200 yards in the first half nine times…guided the most prolific offense in school and conference history as the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards) and the national record for total points (723), while averaging 51.6 points per game…FSU led the nation with 94 touchdowns…opened the season by completing the first 11 passes of his career on the road at Pitt en route to setting an FSU record for completion percentage (92.6)...completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in his debut against the Panthers…signature performance came at then-No. 3 Clemson…led FSU to a 51-14 victory over the Tigers by throwing for a career-best 444 yards and three touchdowns while adding a rushing score…MVP of the ACC Championship Game after throwing for 330 yards and compiling four total touchdowns…torched No. 25 Maryland for 393 passing yards and a career-high five touchdowns in a 63-0 win…one of those touchdown passes against the Terrapins was a 12-yard highlight reel touchdown pass to junior tight end Nick O’Leary where he spun out of a sack and eluded another tackle before completing the throw…after throwing his first interception of the season against Nevada, he finished the game going 13-of-13 for 184 yards and two touchdowns…eluded a sack and tossed an amazing 55-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Kenny Shaw as time expired at the end of the first half at Boston College to give FSU a 24-17 lead at the break…led FSU to a 48-34 win against the Eagles after trailing 17-3…was 11-of-14 for 229 yards and three touchdowns in just the first quarter against NC State…completed more than 90 percent of his passes for the second time when he finished 19-of-21 (90.5 percent) for 277 yards and two touchdowns versus Syracuse…was 19-of-31 for 327 yards and three touchdowns at Florida, who entered the game with the nation’s third-best pass defense and hadn’t allowed a 300-yard passer in 42 games…rushed for 193 yards and four touchdowns on the season…named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team…one of two football players honored for his academic success at the 2013 Golden Torch banquet at Florida State in the fall.

2013 FSU Baseball: Saw action in 41 games as an outfielder, designated hitter and pitcher for the nationally ranked FSU baseball team, which earned the No. 7 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, finished 47-17, won the Tallahassee Regional and captured the ACC Atlantic Division Title...batted .235 with 28 hits, 21 runs scored and nine RBI...posted 10 extra-base hits (seven doubles, three triples)...served as one of the top relievers out of the bullpen flashing a mid-90’s fastball and plus slider...finished 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA adding two saves in 17 appearances on the mound...registered 21 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched while opponents hit just .175 against him.

2012: Redshirt season.

PERSONAL: Nation’s top quarterback prospect in the class of 2012, who was also considered a top baseball prospect in the 2012 Major League Baseball Amatuer draft...USA Today 2011 All-USA first team All-American...2012 Parade second team All-American, ESPNHS first team All-American and Under Armour All-American...selected the 2011 Alabama Gatorade State Player of the Year...rated a five-star quarterback by Scout and a four-star QB by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports...named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl on Feb.1...dual-threat quarterback who played in the shotgun spread where he excelled as a passer in the pocket and on the move...named the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Back of the Year as a senior after completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,065 yards (7.4 yards per rush) and another 15 touchdowns...guided Hueytown to a 13-1 mark and the Class 5A state semifinals...named the 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year...the four-year starter totaled 6,871 career passing yards with 67 touchdowns, completing 60 percent of his 790 passes and threw only 25 interceptions... averaged 6.5 yards per rushing attempt for 2,912 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground which adds up to 9,853 career yards and a part in 103 touchdowns...No. 1 on the Mobile Register’s Super Southeast 120 and Elite 18 list of the top Alabama prospects...named a co-MVP of the Elite 11 national quarterback challenge in Malibu...turned in an MVP performance in the Under Armour All-American game completing 8-of-9 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns...named to the ASWA Super 12 and Class 5A all-state teams as a junior and senior...No. 14 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 QB nationally, No. 5 player regionally and No. 1 player in Alabama by ESPN...named to the 2012 247Sports All-American team as the No. 1 dual-threat QB, No. 3 player in the state and No. 26 in the Top247 List...on the baseball diamond in high school, shined as a switch-hitting centerfielder and right-handed pitcher who possessed a fastball in the 90’s and was clocked at a 6.59 in the 60...rated by Perfect Game as the nation’s No. 22 prep baseball player for the Class of 2012 and was named a Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American...named Birmingham News Metro West Player of the Year as a sophomore in baseball...hit .424 with seven homers and 36 RBIs during the Golden Gophers’ Class 6A state semifinal run and finished 8-3 with two saves, a 1.92 earned run average, 92 strikeouts and six complete games as a sophomore...2011 ASWA all-state and Birmingham News All-Metro selection in baseball as a junior...hit .370 and was 7-2 on the mound while playing shortstop, outfield and pitching...selected in the 15th round with the 486th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 MLB first-year player draft...selected Florida State over Stanford, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State.
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