Florida State removes Jameis Winston’s jersey during Saturday’s game

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida State Seminoles have retired Jameis Winston’s No. 5 jersey following the completion of the first quarter of Saturday’s game against North Alabama.

Winston led FSU to a 14-0 record and a national championship in 2013, along with a Rose Bowl win over Auburn.

He was the youngest player to ever win the Heisman Trophy.

In addition to honors such as Walter Camp’s Player of the Year award, Winston set a national freshman record for passing yards of 4,057 yards and recorded 40 touchdown passes.

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In his two-year career, Winston rushed for 7,964 yards, fourth in FSU history, and 65 touchdowns, second in school history.

In 2014, Winston was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making him FSU’s first ever draft pick. He was with the Bucs for five seasons before being traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2020. He has thrown 139 touchdowns over the course of his NFL career.

“The retirement of Jameis’ jersey will certainly be a great event on our campus,” said Michael Alford, FSU vice president and director of athletics. “He has had a huge impact on Florida State football and his place as one of our all-time greats is undisputed. I know we are all looking forward to his No. 5 becoming a permanent fixture at Doak Campbell Stadium.”

Jameis Winston is now the 11th Florida State football player to have the honor of having his jersey retired.

Luke Plunkett

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