Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has added one more piece of hardware to an already crowded display case.
Winston was named the ACC’s male athlete of the year on Friday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. The Heisman Trophy winner became the fourth FSU athlete to win the award, along with Ngoni Makusha (track and field), Walter Dix (track and field) and Charlie Ward (football).
Winston received votes from 22 of the 41 ACSMA members.
Winston led the FSU football team to a 14-0 record and the national championship, throwing for 4,057 yards, 40 touchdowns and an ACC-record 184.8 passer rating.
In baseball, Winston was the Seminoles’ main closer out of the bullpen, leading the team with seven saves and striking out 31 batters and allowing only 18 hits in 33.1 innings.
“I’m very honored and grateful that I was selected as the ACC male athlete of the year,” Winston said in a statement released by Florida State’s sports information department. “Without my teammates, I couldn’t have done it. This is a true award for both the football and baseball teams.”
“This is a great honor for Jameis,” FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher said. “His accomplishments on the field last season were tremendous. I’m extremely happy for him, our program and his teammates.”
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