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ELOOnline : Jameis Winston

Posted By Eric Lopez On November 4, 2013 @ 9:39 PM In 1040 Sports,1080 Sports,ELO-Online,NCAA,Podcast,watch now | No Comments

I have covered many Pro and College athletes  over my time  and I never been more impressed by an athlete like I was by Jameis Winston.  On the field talents speaks for itself. It’s the off the field intangibles that blew me away.  Winston is a red-shirt freshman. He does not act like one. He acts like a senior leader on the team. Veterans on the Noles team listen to everything he says in the lockeroom.

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Winston is having a Heisman type season as a freshman and is on his way to having the best season ever by any Noles first year QB.  Here below is how other Seminole Quarterbacks did in first season as a starter. Former Seminole QB and current ESPN College Football Anaylst Danny Kannel as well as Miami Hurricane Radio Voice Joe Zagacki said Winston has a chance to be the greatest Quarterback to ever come out of  Tallahassee. So far he is on track for that.

Winston’s current stats after 8 starts.

Completion   Attempts      %          Yards         TD      INT

149                     212            72.4     2,502        24        6

Florida State Quarterback Stats – First Year as a  Starter  
Yr Comp Att % Yds TD INT
Casey Weldon 1991   189   313  60.4   2,527 22 8
Charlie Ward 1992   204 365 55.9 2,647 22 17
Danny Kanell 1994   227 380 59.7 2,781 17 13
Chris Weinke 1998   145 286 50.7 2,487 19 6
 Chris Rix 2001  165 286 57.7 2,734 24 13
Christian Ponder 2008  177 318 55.7 2,006 14 13
 E.J.Manuel 2011  203 311 65.3 2,666 18 8

Remember only  Rix started as a freshman. Weldon was a Junior and took over for Brad Johnson during the 1990 season. Ward and Kannell were both juniors in first season a starter. Manuel was a sophomore when he started the season as a starter in 2011.

Winston in his first year has a chance to have the best season of any Seminole Quarterback in program history.

Winston’s On Pace for.

Completion   Attempts      %          Yards         TD      INT

223                     318           72.4     3,753       36       9

Florida State Quarterback Stats – BEST Year as Starter 
Yr Comp Att % Yds TD INT
Casey Weldon 1991  189 313 60.4    2,527 22  8
Charlie Ward 1993  264 380 69.5   3,032 27 4
 Danny Kanell 1995  257 402 63.9   2,957 32 13
 Chris Weinke 2000  266 431 61.7   4,167 33 11
Chris Rix 2003   216 382 56.5   3,107 23 13
Christian Ponder 2009  227 330 68.8   2,717 14 7
 EJ Manuel 2012   263 387 68.0   3,397 23 10

Ward won the Heisman Trophy in 1993, Weinke won the Heisman in 2000. Both won it as a senior. The Sunshine state has gone through some great Quarterbacks who dominated the state, But only  Charlie Ward-(FSU)  1992-1993, Danny Wuerffel (UF) 1993-1996, Chris Weinke (1998-2000), Tim Tebow Florida (2006-2009) won the Heisman Trophy and a National Title during their time . Jameis Winston hopes to join that list this year. We are  all now at the start of the  “Famous”  Jameis Winston Era. What is scary for everyone else in the state and in the country?  Jameis Winston best football is still ahead of him.

Here is Winston’s thoughts following the win over Miami


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