Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won the Walter Camp Player of the Year, stealing the crown ahead of Johnny Manziel, Jordan Lynch, AJ McCarron and Andre Williams.

The 19-year-old has had a difficult year after being accused of sexually assaulting a female, and re-emphasised his innocence:

"I know I did nothing wrong," he said. That was backed up by the fact he wasn't charged.

Winston seemed relieved with his award, and was also keen to thank the people closest to him for being there for him during this time:

"People just got to realise that my family, and the coaches, and Coach (Jimbo) Fisher, they just supported me through this whole process, and I just feel so loved by that -- you just don't understand just how much that means to me."

Winston piled on the misery for his rivals, also picking up the 'Best quarterback' honour, otherwise known as the Davey O'Brien Award.

The Alabama-born Florida State University student was also full of praise for his fellow team-mates, remaining modest and playing down his role:

"When you have a team like that, anyone can go out there and do that," he remarked.

Winston finished the season with 38 touchdown passes, the highest in the league, and also held the school record for the most yards passing, with an admirable 3,820.

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