Jameis Winston

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Jameis Winston
Florida State SeminolesNo. 5
QuarterbackRedshirt Freshman
Date of birth: (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth: Bessemer, Alabama[1]
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Hueytown (AL)
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Jameis Winston
Florida State SeminolesNo. 5
QuarterbackRedshirt Freshman
Date of birth: (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth: Bessemer, Alabama[1]
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Hueytown (AL)
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Jameis L. Winston (born January 6, 1994) is an American collegiate athlete. He plays college football and baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles. He plays quarterback in football and outfielder and relief pitcher in baseball. At age 19 on December 14, 2013, Winston became the second freshman and youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy. On January 6, 2014, he led the Seminoles to a victory in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game and an undefeated 14–0 football season.

Early life

Winston was born in Bessemer, Alabama.[1] He attended Hueytown High School, where he played both football and baseball.[2] Winston was considered the best dual-threat quarterback recruit in the nation by Rivals.com,[3] the best overall QB recruit by ESPN,[4] and was named MVP of the ESPN RISE Elite 11 quarterback camp. [5]

Winston committed to attend Florida State University on February 3, 2012.[6] The Texas Rangers selected Winston in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school. Though the Rangers proposed allowing him to play for the Florida State Seminoles football team while working out with their baseball organization, Winston decided not to sign.[7][8]

College career

Football

Winston redshirted during the 2012 college football season behind senior quarterback EJ Manuel.[citation needed]

2013 season

In Winston's college debut in 2013, he completed 25 of 27 passes with four passing touchdowns along with a rushing touchdown against the University of Pittsburgh.[9]

Winston finished his freshman season with 4,057 passing yards and 40 passing touchdowns, which set an ACC record and a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision freshman record. He led his team to an undefeated 14–0 record, winning the ACC championship and the BCS National Championship Game.[10]

Winston won the Heisman Trophy on December 14, 2013, beating out quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Jordan Lynch, and Johnny Manziel, the previous winner, as well as running backs Tre Mason and Andre Williams.[11] He became the second freshman to win the award, after Manziel won the previous year. Winston is also the youngest to win the award, at 19 years and 342 days.

On January 6, 2014, Winston's 20th birthday, Florida State defeated Auburn 34–31 in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, CA with Winston winning the MVP award.[12][13]

College stats

YearTeamPass CompletionsPass AttemptsCompletion %Pass YardsPass TDsINTRush AttemptsRush YardsRush AvgRush TDs
2013Florida State25738466.9%4,0574010771932.514
College Totals25738466.9%4,0574010771932.514

Baseball

Winston chose Florida State in part because he was allowed to play for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team in addition to football. He played as an outfielder and a pitcher as a freshman in 2013. He batted .235 with a .723 on-base plus slugging in 119 at-bats and had a 3.00 earned run average in 27 innings pitched.[7]

Off-field issues

On November 14, 2013, the Florida State Attorney’s Office announced they were opening an investigation into a sexual assault complaint involving Winston that was originally filed with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) on December 7, 2012.[14] The complaint was originally investigated by the police and classified as open/inactive in February 2013 with no charges being filed.[15][16] Tallahassee police stated that the complaint was made inactive "when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time" and then re-examined after media requests for information started coming in early November.[17] On December 5, 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs announced the completion of the investigation and that no charges would be filed against anyone in this case.[18] Allegations of improper police conduct have been made by both parties, with the victim claiming to have been pressured into dropping her claim and Winston's attorney alleging inappropriate leaks to the media.[19]

References

  1. ^ a b "Jameis Winston Bio - Florida State University Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Famous Jameis". Espn.go.com. May 15, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rivals.com". Rivals.yahoo.com. April 20, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jameis Winston. "Jameis Winston ESPN recruiting profile". Espn.go.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Trio share MVP honors at Elite 11 – ESPN". Espn.go.com. July 23, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Coley Harvey (February 3, 2012). "Jameis Winston finally signs with FSU". Orlando Sentinel. Articles.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Fraley, Gerry (January 5, 2014). "Rangers want to give Florida State's Jameis Winston opportunity to be two-sport star". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Foster, Clint (December 13, 2013). "Rangers draft FSU football recruit, load up on pitchers". Espn.go.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ 8:00 PM ET, September 2, 2013Heinz Field, PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2013). "Florida State Seminoles vs. Pittsburgh Panthers – Recap – September 02, 2013 – ESPN". Scores.espn.go.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ Patterson, Chip (June 11, 2008). "Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins 2013 Heisman Trophy". Cbssports.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jameis Winston wins Heisman". Espn.go.com. January 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Florida State wins national title with touchdown in final seconds". ESPN. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jameis Winston Named MVP of 2014 BCS National Championship Game". Bleacher Report. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ Wolken, Dan (November 15, 2013). "State doesn’t expect Jameis Winston to speak with investigators". USA Today. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Timeline of events in Jameis Winston allegation". USA Today. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jameis Winston not talking". ESPN (with video). November 14, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ Schlabach, Mark (November 22, 2013). "Test links Winston's DNA to accuser". ESPN. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  18. ^ Schlabach, Mark (December 5, 2013). "Jameis Winston not charged". ESPN. 
  19. ^ Luscombe, Richard (November 21, 2013). "Woman in FSU sexual assault case says local police told her to drop claim". the Guardian. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 

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