Winston Named A.P. Player of the Year


Tallahassee, FL---Before he's through with his time at Florida State, Jameis Winston just may wind up being the most decorated Seminole football player ever!

Tuesday the redshirt freshman quarterback out of Bessemer Alabama is racking up yet another big time postseason honor, being named the Associated Press Player of the Year!

That plaque will go right on the mantle alongside Winston's Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp player of the year award, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year award and the ACC's player of the year award.

Winston, who tossed for 38 hundred yards and 38 touchdowns in his first year as FSU's starter, a landslide winner in the AP balloting, 49 out of 56 first place votes cast.

Northern Illinois q-b Jordan Lynch received three votes, Alabama's AJ McCarron got two.

Ironically Seminole fans can thank Auburn's co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig, who last year was FSU's quarterback coach, for helping make Winston such a success this year!

"He was a good reason why I came to Florida State. And he kept me on the right path. When I first got here I was hard headed, especially at practice. he told me Jameis, focus up. He and EJ together kept me on the right pace. I didn't want to waste my year, but they made sure I didn't waste my year. Just staying on me. He used to call me every morning, like if he was having one of his visions, he would call me at five o'clock in the morning and let me know, say Jaboo don't do this and stuff like that. So he was just like my mentor while he was down here.

Jaboo, Jimbo and the rest of the Seminoles will gather back at school Thursday for an afternoon practice.

They'll practice in fact every day until Monday when they pack up and head to California. Again I'll be following the Seminoles and Tigers out there, watch for those updates leading up to the big game!


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