4 things to know about Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL and has been in the National media spotlight since high school when he was a five-star recruit. Many of his incidents on and off the field have been highly publicized, including his arrest for stealing crab legs during college and being the first overall pick by the Buccaneers.
All of Winston’s past hasn’t been in the spotlight though, so let’s break down four things you need to know about the former Florida State Seminole.
Jameis Winston Might End Up Being the 2nd-Best Athlete in his Family
This fact has a long time to work itself out, but 20 or 30 years down the road we might be talking about how Jameis is the second-best athlete in his family.
Jonah Williams is Winston’s younger brother, and back in 2015 the Buccaneers quarterback touted his younger brother as a “Young Jeter.”
He is an outstanding baseball player along with being an excellent basketball and football player. It is still a few years away until he will be recruited by colleges, but it sure seems he could be the best athlete in the family.
Winston’s Fiance Also Comes From Good NFL Bloodlines
Winston’s longtime Fiance Breion Allen who played college basketball at Rice University also comes from some very solid bloodlines.
Two of her cousins, running back Sean Jackson and defensive back Sam Shade played in the NFL. Jackson played at Florida State before being drafted in the 4th round in the 1994 draft by the Houston Oilers.
Shade was a star for the Alabama Crimson Tide and was drafted in the 4th round of the 1995 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Allen and Winston had a baby Antonor Malachi Winston, in 2018 and there is no doubt he has some good athletic bloodlines.
Winston is One of 3 Seminoles to Win the Heisman Trophy
The Seminoles have a rich tradition of college football, but Winston is only one of three guys to ever win the Heisman Trophy in Tallahassee.
Winston won the award in 2013 and joined Charlie Ward who won it in 1993 and Chris Weinke who won it in 2000. All three played quarterback and are three of the best players in the college’s history.
Even though Winston sometimes had trouble in college off the field history will remember him for all the good things he did, including throwing for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns as a freshman.
Was a Baseball Standout
When people think of two-sport athletes these days, the first name that gets thrown around is Kyler Murray, but Winston was once a two-sport athlete with the Seminoles.
He played two seasons with the Seminoles and was a utility player for the squad doing some pitching and playing in right field.
He struggled at times with the bat piling up an average of only .209 but had a really nice ERA of 1.94 out of the bullpen.
If he would have chosen to play baseball professionally instead of football, he probably would have been a good minor leaguer, but the MLB wasn’t a sure thing.