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.
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Courtesy of the Walter Camp Football Foundation:
New Haven, CT - Florida State University redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston (Bessemer, AL) has 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
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.
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
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
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 Offense||Second-Team Offense|
|QB Jameis Winston, Florida State||QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson|
|RB Duke Johnson, Miami||RB Devonta Freeman, Florida State|
|RB Andre Williams, Boston College||RB Kevin Parks, Virginia|
|WR Rashad Greene, Florida State||WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State|
|WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson||WR Allen Hurns, Miami|
|TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina||TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State|
|C Bryan Stork, Florida State||C Macky MacPherson, Syracuse|
|G Tre Jackson, Florida State||G Brandon Linder, Miami|
|G Shaq Mason, Georgia Tech||G Laken Tomlinson, Duke|
|T Cameron Erving, FSU||T Matt Patchan, Boston College|
|T James Hurst, North Carolina||T Brandon Thomas, Clemson|
|AP Jamison Crowder, Duke||AP Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh|
|First-Team Defense||Second-Team Defense|
|DE Vic Beasley, Clemson||DE Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech|
|DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina||DE Kasim Edebali, Boston College|
|DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh||DT Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech|
|DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State||DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest|
|LB Christian Jones, Florida State||LB Kelby Brown, Duke|
|LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College||LB Denzel Perryman, Miami|
|LB Telvin Smith, Florida State||LB Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech|
|CB Ross Cockrell, Duke||CB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson|
|CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State||CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech|
|S Jeremy Cash, Duke||S Tre Boston, North Carolina|
|S Anthony Harris, Virginia||S Terrence Brooks, Florida State|
- See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-2013-season-awards-and-all-conference-team#sthash.c6arx7k3.dpuf
|First-Team Specialists||Second-Team Specialists|
|K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State||K Nate Freese, Boston College|
|P Pat O'Donnell, Miami||P Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina|
|KR DeVon Edwards, Duke||KR Stacy Coley, Miami|
|PR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina||PR Jamison Crowder, Duke|
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.