The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of 2015 NFL Draft No. 1 overall selection Jameis Winston.
Winston (6-4, 230) started 27 career games in two seasons at Florida State, completing 562-of-841 passes (66.8 pct.) for 7,964 yards, with 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. He also rushed 145 times for 284 yards and seven touchdowns. The Bessemer, Alabama native won his first 26 starts, an NCAA Division I record, leading Florida State to a national championship in 2013 and the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl in 2014. He won the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, along with the Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award and Manning Award. Winston is the youngest player to ever win the Heisman Trophy, winning the award at age 20.
During his two seasons as a starter for the Seminoles, Winston set national, conference and school records. In 2013, he posted a 184.84 pass efficiency rating, the fourth-best mark in NCAA history and an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Florida State record. He holds the ACC career records for passing yards per game (295.0) and touchdown passes per game (2.41). Winston also holds Florida State records for most consecutive touchdown passes (27) and yards per attempt (9.4), while tying Chris Weinke for the most 300-yard games in school history. He also holds the single season school records for completions (305 – 2014), touchdown passes (40 – 2013) and yards per attempt (10.3 – 2013).
Winston will wear No. 3 for the Buccaneers.
Report and photo come courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications Department.