Jameis Winston turned plenty of heads last season as a redshirt freshman at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to the BCS National Championship and securing several individual awards, including the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien award.
The Seminoles are once again mentioned as an early favorite to win another BCS title, largely because of their star quarterback, who seems destined to be one of the top picks in the 2015 NFL Draft--if he decides to test the NFL waters.
The 6-4, 228-pound Winston completed 257 of 384 passes last season for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
Winston's father, Antonor, told Jeff Sentell of AL.com, that he expects his son will play two more years at Florida State and receive his degree before heading for the riches of the NFL.
Not only does Winston excel on the football field, but he should also garner plenty of consideration from Major League Baseball teams in its upcoming draft. Winston is a pitcher for the Seminoles' baseball team, and just wrapped up a season in which he posted a 1-0 record with a 1.08 ERA in 33 innings pitched as a relief pitcher.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor Winston told Sentell. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Antonor Winston said he expects his son will get his degree in December of 2015 in engineering.
Winston has had two brushes with the law since leading the Seminoles to the National Championship.
There was a sexual assault charge that was investigated, but no charges were filed citing a lack of evidence. More recently, Winston was charged with shoplifting seafood from a local Tallahassee grocery store. He was temporarily suspended from the baseball team for the shoplifting charge until he completed 20 hours of community service.