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    Video: Jameis Winston on 'The NFL Today'

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    Video: Jameis Winston's Heisman acceptance speech

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    Winston named Sporting News' Player of the Year

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    One night after winning the Walter Camp and Davey O'Brien awards, FSU quarterback Jameis Winston has been named Sporting News' Player of the Year.

    Winston is also a Sporting News First-Team All-American and is joined on that list by 'Noles left tackle Cameron Erving and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner.

    To see the full list of Sporting News All-Americans, click here.

    Tickets for the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game are in such high demand by 'Noles fans that the FSU Ticket Office and the Seminole Boosters received double the amount of ticket requests than what was allotted for the game.

    Because demand greatly outnumbers supply, Seminole Boosters, Inc. sent out an email to members Thursday night informing them that ticket limits have been associated with the following membership levels.

    For questions, contact the Seminole Boosters or the FSU Ticket Office at 850-644-NOLE.


    Platinum Chiefs ($12,000+): 12 

    Golden Chiefs ($6,000-$11,999): 8

    Silver Chiefs ($3,000-$5,999): 6

    Tomahawks ($1200-$2999): 4

    Warriors ($600-$1199) with > 37 points: 2

    Joyner, Aguayo named Walter Camp first-team All-Americans

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    Jameis Winston named Walter Camp Player of the Year

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    Courtesy of the Walter Camp Football Foundation:

    New Haven, CT - Florida State University redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston (Bessemer, ALhas been selected as the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year. Walter Camp Foundation President James Monico made the presentation tonight during ESPN's 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.

    The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the nation's 125 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. Other finalists for the Walter Camp 2013 Player of the Year award included Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and Boston College running back Andre Williams.

    Walter Camp 2013 POY Jameis Winston

    The 47th recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, Winston is the second Florida State player to earn the award, joining former Seminole quarterback Charlie Ward (1993).

    "Jameis Winston has been the orchestrator of the most prolific offense in the nation this season," Monico said.  "His consistency and overall performance have been outstanding and we are pleased to recognize him."

    The 6-foot 4, 228-pound Winston is a Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection after leading the Seminoles to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship (defeated 20th-ranked Duke, 45-7, on December 7) and a berth in next month's BCS National Championship Game.

    The 2013 campaign has been a record-breaking one for Winston and the top-ranked Seminoles. FSU has already set the school record for points (53.0 points per game), yards (529.4 yards per game) and just 28 points shy of setting a new FBS record for most points scored in a season.  Individually, Winston has completed 237-of-349 passes.  His 38 touchdown passes are an ACC season record.

    He is also the FBS freshman record holder and ACC record holder for yards thrown in a season (3,820) and has a 190.06 efficiency rating, which ranks first in the nation.  He has thrown for 300 or more yards seven times, including a season-high 444 in a victory over Clemson on October 19.    In addition, Winston has thrown at least three touchdown passes in eight games this season, including a season-best five in a win over Maryland on October 5 which earned him Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors.

    Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) will play second-ranked Auburn (12-1) in the BCS National Championship Game on January 6.

    Winston is a two-sport athlete and a member of the Seminoles' baseball team as an outfielder and pitcher.  He was selected in the 15th round in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Texas Rangers.

    Winston, along with members of the Walter Camp 2013 All-America team, will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

    The Foundation is offering a "Holiday Ticket Promotion" for the National Awards Dinner. Buy two tickets for $450 (you save $150) before December 31. Please call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information.

    Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven-based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.  Visit www.waltercamp.org for more information.

    The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. Visit http://www.ncfaa.org.

     


    Walter Camp Player of the Year Recipients

    2013 - Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

    2012 - Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

    2011 - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

    2010 - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    2009 - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

    2008 - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas

    2007 - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

    2006 - Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State

    2005 - Reggie Bush, RB, USC

    2004 - Matt Leinart, QB, USC

    2003 - Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh

    2002 - Larry Johnson, RB, Penn State

    2001 - Eric Crouch, QB, Nebraska

    2000 - Josh Heupel, QB, Oklahoma

    1999 - Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin

    1998 - Ricky Williams, RB, Texas

    1997 - Charles Woodson, DB, Michigan

    1996 - Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida

    1995 - Eddie George, RB, Ohio State

    1994 - Rashaan Salaam, RB, Colorado

    1993 - Charlie Ward, QB, Florida State

    1992 - Gino Torretta, QB, Miami

    1991 - Desmond Howard, WR, Michigan

    1990 - Raghib Ismail, WR, Notre Dame

    1989 - Anthony Thompson, RB, Indiana

    1988 - Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State

    1987 - Tim Brown, WR, Notre Dame

    1986 - Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami

    1985 - Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn

    1984 - Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College

    1983 - Mike Rozier, RB, Nebraska

     

    1982 - Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia

    1981 - Marcus Allen, RB, USC

    1980 - Hugh Green, DE, Pittsburgh

    1979 - Charles White, RB, USC

    1978 - Billy Sims, RB, Oklahoma

    1977 - Ken MacAfee, TE, Notre Dame

    1976 - Tony Dorsett, RB, Pittsburgh

    1975 - Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State

    1974 - Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State

    1973 - John Cappelletti, RB, Penn State

    1972 - Johnny Rodgers, RB, Nebraska

    1971 - Pat Sullivan, QB, Auburn

    1970 - Jim Plunkett, QB, Stanford

    1969 - Steve Owens, RB, Oklahoma

    1968 - O.J. Simpson, RB, USC

    1967 - O.J. Simpson, RB, USC

    Demonte McAllister accepts Shrine Bowl invite

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    FSU leads nation with 5 USA TODAY Sports All-Americans

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    Courtesy of USA TODAY Sports:

    With the regular season in the books, USA TODAY Sports combed through the Football Bowl Subdivision to selection the nation's first-team and second-team All-Americans. The group includes four Heisman Trophy finalists, including Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

    With 13 selections - five from FSU - the ACC has the most representatives of any FBS conference. Up next are the Pac-12 and SEC with 10 picks apiece.

    Each team consists of 25 players: 11 on offense, 11 on defense, one kicker, one punter and one return specialist.

    First-team All-America:

    QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

    RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

    RB Andre Williams, Boston College

    WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

    WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

    TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

    BCS BOWLS: The 10 teams who made it

    OL Cameron Erving, Florida State

    OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

    OL David Yankey, Stanford

    OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor

    OL Travis Swanson, Arkansas

    AWARDS FINALISTS: Contenders for top honors

    DL Vic Beasley, Clemson

    DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

    DL Will Sutton, Arizona State

    DL Michael Sam, Missouri

    LB Anthony Barr, UCLA

    LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

    CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

    CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State

    S Cody Prewitt, Mississippi

    S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

    K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

    P Tom Hornsey, Memphis

    RET Ty Montgomery, Stanford

    BOWL SCHEDULE: Dates, times for every game

    COACHING CHANGES: New faces on sidelines for 2014

    Second-team All-America:

    QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

    RB Tre Mason, Auburn

    RB Tyler Gaffney, Stanford

    WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

    WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

    TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

    OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

    OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan

    OL Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA

    OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

    OL Tyler Larsen, Utah State

    DL Marcus Smith, Louisville

    DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State

    DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

    DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

    LB Trent Murphy, Stanford

    LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin

    LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

    CB Jason Verrett, TCU

    CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

    S Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

    S Jeremy Cash, Duke

    K Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

    P Pat O'Donnell, Miami (Fla.)

    RET Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

    Winston named Athlon Sports' ACC Player of the Year

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    Courtesy of Athlon Sports (full article here

    ACC 2013 Season Awards

    Coach of the Year: David Cutcliffe, Duke
    Between Cutcliffe, Boston College's Steve Addazio and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, the ACC has a good crop of candidates for coach of the year. Despite the seasons by Fisher and Addazio, it's hard to pick against Cutcliffe for this award. Cutcliffe guided Duke to its first ACC Coastal title and the program's first season of double-digit victories. To illustrate how far along Cutcliffe has improved Duke as a program, from 2000-07 the Blue Devils won just 13 games. Under Cutcliffe's direction (2008-13), the Blue Devils have won 31 contests, including 16 in the last two seasons. And this isn't a one-year wonder: Duke has enough returning talent to be in the Coastal Division mix again in 2014.

    Offensive Player of the Year: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
    Boston College running back Andre Williams and Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd deserve consideration here, but Winston is the clear frontrunner for this award. The redshirt freshman quickly went from a talented, inexperienced quarterback in September to arguably the best in the nation by December. In the season opener against Pittsburgh, Winston threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns and only got better with each snap. Against Clemson, he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns and completed 21 of 29 passes for 325 yards and one score against Miami. Winston completed at least 60 percent of his passes in 10 out of 12 games against BCS competition and threw at least one touchdown pass in every contest.

    Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
    Donald dominated the line of scrimmage and opposing offensive lines during his four years in Pittsburgh, but he was at his best during his senior year. Donald recorded 54 tackles - no easy feat for a defensive tackle - 10 sacks and 26.5 tackles for a loss. He also recorded 16 quarterback hurries, forced four fumbles and blocked one kick. Donald finished his career in the Steel City with 64 tackles for a loss and 28.5 sacks. He was picked as a finalist for the Bednarik, Outland, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards, and was the ACC media's pick as ACC Defensive Player of the Year. 

    Newcomer of the Year: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
    As we mentioned under the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Winston is already one of - if not the best - quarterback in the nation. The redshirt freshman finished the regular season with 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns, while rushing for 193 yards and four scores. Winston completed 67.9 percent of his throws, averaged 293.8 passing yards per game and led the nation with a 190.1 passer rating. The Alabama native set FBS freshmen records with 38 touchdown passes and 3,820 passing yards.  

    Biggest Disappointments of 2013: Virginia and NC State
    No one was necessarily expecting big things from either NC State or Virginia this year, but a combined 0-16 mark in conference play is a big disappointment. The Wolfpack was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division by the ACC media in July, while the Cavaliers were pegged sixth in the Coastal. Neither team was particularly competitive in ACC games, as NC State's closest conference loss was by eight points to North Carolina, while only one of Virginia's defeats were by less than 10 points. Despite the disappointing 2013 season, there is hope for both programs. The Cavaliers have a solid recruiting class on the way, and the Wolfpack will gain the services of transfer quarterback Jacoby Brissett for 2014.

    Biggest Surprises of 2013: Duke and Boston College
    We normally award just one team here, but it's hard to ignore the accomplishments of Duke and Boston College in 2013. We highlighted the Blue Devils under David Cutcliffe's coach of the year selection, and 2013 will be recorded as one of the best seasons in Duke football history. Boston College won only two games last year but finished 7-5 this season behind first-year coach Steve Addazio. The Eagles leaned on a veteran core of players to return to the postseason, including senior running back Andre Williams (2,102 yards) and quarterback Chase Rettig (17 TDs, 6 INTs). Both of these programs have experienced their share of struggles in recent years, but it's clear Duke and Boston College are pointed in the right direction going into 2014.

    Athlon's 2013 All-ACC Team

    First-Team OffenseSecond-Team Offense
    QB Jameis Winston, Florida StateQB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
    RB Duke Johnson, MiamiRB Devonta Freeman, Florida State
    RB Andre Williams, Boston CollegeRB Kevin Parks, Virginia
    WR Rashad Greene, Florida StateWR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
    WR Sammy Watkins, ClemsonWR Allen Hurns, Miami
    TE Eric Ebron, North CarolinaTE Nick O'Leary, Florida State
    C Bryan Stork, Florida StateC Macky MacPherson, Syracuse
    G Tre Jackson, Florida StateG Brandon Linder, Miami
    G Shaq Mason, Georgia TechG Laken Tomlinson, Duke
    T Cameron Erving, FSUT Matt Patchan, Boston College
    T James Hurst, North CarolinaT Brandon Thomas, Clemson
    AP Jamison Crowder, DukeAP Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
    First-Team DefenseSecond-Team Defense
    DE Vic Beasley, ClemsonDE Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
    DE Kareem Martin, North CarolinaDE Kasim Edebali, Boston College
    DT Aaron Donald, PittsburghDT Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech
    DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida StateDT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest
    LB Christian Jones, Florida StateLB Kelby Brown, Duke
    LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston CollegeLB Denzel Perryman, Miami
    LB Telvin Smith, Florida StateLB Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech
    CB Ross Cockrell, DukeCB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson
    CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida StateCB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
    S Jeremy Cash, DukeS Tre Boston, North Carolina
    S Anthony Harris, VirginiaS Terrence Brooks, Florida State
    First-Team SpecialistsSecond-Team Specialists
    K Roberto Aguayo, Florida StateK Nate Freese, Boston College
    P Pat O'Donnell, MiamiP Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina
    KR DeVon Edwards, DukeKR Stacy Coley, Miami
    PR Ryan Switzer, North CarolinaPR Jamison Crowder, Duke
    - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-2013-season-awards-and-all-conference-team#sthash.c6arx7k3.dpuf

    Courtesy of Over the Mountain Touchdown Club:

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Over the Mountain Touchdown Club proudly announces its five finalists for the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. 

    David Cutcliffe: Duke University

    Art Briles: Baylor University

    Mark Dantonio: Michigan State University

    Jimbo Fisher: Florida State University

    Gus Malzahn: Auburn University

    Voting for the Bowden Award is done by the Club and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and will conclude immediately after the BCS National Championship game. 

    Presentation of the award will take place in Birmingham, Alabama at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center, March 2, 2014.  Bobby Bowden will present the award to this year's winner, along with honoring College Football Hall of Fame member Vince Dooley with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award is given to those who have excelled coaching football, while demonstrating perseverance, attitude, integrity, and determination.

    Previous winners of this award include Nick Saban from the University of Alabama (2009, 2011, and 2012) and Gene Chizik from Auburn University (2010).

    The Over the Mountain Touchdown Club is a nonprofit corporation based in Birmingham, Alabama. 

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