Clint Trickett may have entered spring practice as the No. 1 quarterback for Florida State, but redshirt freshman Jameis Winston continues to capture a lot of attention in the first spring without E.J. Manuel. During FSU’s annual spring game on Saturday, Winston, a two-sport athlete for the ‘Noles, didn’t disappoint.
On his very first play, Winston threw a long touchdown pass and finished 12-for-15 for 205 yards and two scores.
“[Winston] came in here, and, like I said, he took advantage of opportunities,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That’s what you’ve got to do.”
Trickett still saw a significant amount of reps and finished 22-of-32 for 259 yards.
With running backs James Wilder, Jr., Devonta Freeman and Mario Pender all out with injuries, FSU’s spring game focused on the passing game. However, all three backs are expected to be back to 100 percent by the time preseason practice rolls around.