Jameis Winston was in North Texas on Monday to accept the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top college quarterback. The Florida State star also managed a side trip to nearby Arlington to visit the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. That’s where the Heisman Trophy winner and the Seminoles will open their national title defense against Oklahoma State in August. That’s also where the first College Football Playoff title game will be played next January. “That’s our little slogan — from Dallas to Dallas,” Winston said with a smile. “Hopefully, we’ll end up in the last game.” But for now, Winston is setting his sights on helping the school win its first college baseball title following 21 appearances in the College World Series. “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. Winston appeared in the Seminoles’ baseball season opener Friday against Niagara and drew a walk in a pinch-hit appearance. He pitched the final two innings of Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Purple Eagles and recorded a save, retiring each of his six batters. Winston went 1-2 with two saves and a 3.00 ERA last season with the Seminoles. He also played the outfield and hit .235 with nine RBIs. In winning the Heisman Trophy, Winston became the second freshman to win the award — following Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, also a redshirt. He’s the first Heisman winner to also play baseball since 1985 honoree Bo Jackson of Auburn, who also grew up just southwest of Birmingham, Ala.
FSU's Winston soaks in Dallas trip
Florida Today | Feb 19