Florida State’s Jameis Winston wins Manning Award

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) throws the ball as he is pressured by Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Gabe Wright (90) during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another honor for Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback Jameis Winston.

Just two days after leading a last second drive to earn a 34-31 victory over the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game, Winston added another accolade to his list by winning the Manning Award.

The Manning Award is given to the country’s best quarterback. Last season, Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel won the award after taking home the Heisman Trophy, just like Winston did this season.

Archie Manning told reporters he was “truly honored” to present the award to Winston and he hoped Winston would be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy during the offseason.

“It’s still surreal, man,” Winston said via Ben Jones of Warchant.com. “I woke up a champion, so that’s the funnest thing I can say. We won the national championship.”

Winston completed 257 of 384 passes for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns passing, four touchdowns rushing and 10 interceptions.

He was 20-of-35 for 237 yards and two touchdowns in Monday’s title, including a game-winning two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds to play.

Topics: Archie Manning, Florida State Seminoles, Jameis Winston, Manning Award

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