Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) passes the football against the Auburn Tigers during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston: ‘Tremendous honor to follow in footsteps of Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders’


Jameis Winston has a lot on his plate as the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and national champion quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles before you even begin to talk about his baseball career, but Winston has no plans of lightening his schedule any time so0n.

Speaking today after he received the Davey O’Brien Award, Winston made clear that he will pursue both a professional football career and a professional baseball career.

“That is my dream,” he said, “whether it’s me being a closer or me being a hitter. But I know I want to be an NFL quarterback. Obviously, it would be a tremendous honor to follow in the footsteps of the Bo Jacksons and the Deion Sanders to play both sports professionally. That’s just something that I have to worry about when it comes.”

Despite Winston’s presence on the mound as the Seminole’s closer and outfielder, he will not miss any spring practice for football and is already thinking about repeating as champions.

Winston and his teammates are already using the slogan “from Dallas to Dallas” in reference to Florida State beginning their season in Dallas vs. Oklahoma State and Dallas the being site of the College Football Playoff in January.

Maybe he can even help Florida State pick up a College World Series in the meantime.

“The fans that we have in baseball — baseball being Florida State’s sport per se — to win a World Series, that would mean a lot,” he said.

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  • Jamie Ward

    Great article Mr. Schmidt! –;;–>>