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Jameis Winston named ACC’s Male Athlete of the Year

Jameis Winston

And, in other news, water’s wet and the sky is blue.

In an announcement that will surprise just about no one, the ACC announced its male and female Athletes of the Year late Friday morning, with Jameis Winston taking home the former honor as the two-sport star added yet another piece of hardware to his burgeoning trophy case.

In December of last year, the Florida State quarterback was named the conference’s Overall Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year following the Seminoles’ unbeaten regular season.  Just a couple of weeks before FSU staked its claim to the final BCS title, Winston was named the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner — the youngest recipient in the award’s history — as well as the prestigious Walter Camp Player of the Year and earned consensus All-American honors.

Instead of taking a little breather from his whirlwind first season as a starter on the field — and a good amount of controversy off of it — Winston joined the FSU baseball team as a relief pitcher and designated hitter. The release on the award states that, “[o]n the baseball diamond, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Winston made 24 relief appearances and led the Seminoles in saves with seven while posting a 1-0 record and 1.08 ERA. He struck out 31 batters while walking just seven allowing 18 hits in 33.1 innings pitched.”

Winston was the top pick of 22 of the 41 the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) voters. The second-most votes went to former Pittsburgh defensive lineman and 2014 NFL first-round draft pick Aaron Donald.

Winston also becomes the second Seminole football player to win the award, joining Charlie Ward.

And, for those wondering, Maryland women’s basketball All-American Alyssa Thomas was given the female version of the conference award.

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19 Responses to “Jameis Winston named ACC’s Male Athlete of the Year”
  1. nicofthenorthstar says: Jun 27, 2014 4:56 PM

    ACC Criminal Athlete of the Year

  2. iangas33 says: Jun 27, 2014 5:42 PM

    Deadliest catch to feature Jameis Winston, how much of their catch will go “missing” has yet to be determined

  3. jimmy53 says: Jun 27, 2014 6:06 PM

    Way to go Jameis!

  4. cfballfan1 says: Jun 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    Next honor for Winston: Americas Most Wanted’s Sexual Predator of the Year.

  5. sternf says: Jun 27, 2014 10:13 PM

    Were they able to find a consecutive 12 month period when the guy wasn’t in trouble?

  6. joejacks says: Jun 27, 2014 10:37 PM

    That’s not what she said

  7. longborer69 says: Jun 28, 2014 3:44 AM

    Oregon jettisoned basketball players for an alleged rape where the woman’s actions (many of which were consensual) rightly called her rape allegations into question. They were expelled from the team (and the school) because their behavior was grossly inappropriate. Oregon would have been a top 10 basketball team next season but may now struggle to make the tournament.

    FSU had a football player accused of an alleged rape where the woman’s actions (many of which were consensual) rightly called her rape allegations into question. Despite his grossly inappropriate behavior he was made the ACC male athlete of the year. FSU will contend for the national title next season.

    I’m nauseated by having UO tarnished by its basketball recruits, but at least the school did the right thing after the fact. FSU and the ACC? Not so much.

  8. onbucky96 says: Jun 28, 2014 6:44 AM

    Congratulations! Everybody, we’re going out for Crab to celebrate! Payment not required, the ACC stands for All Crab Comp’d.

  9. dhardy8207 says: Jun 28, 2014 8:23 AM

    Well what should we expect.. They gave him the Heisman amist all the trouble brewing around him so why not player of the year. If he gets into more trouble they (FSU and its fan base) has got no excuses…

  10. oldforester says: Jun 28, 2014 3:33 PM

    Acknowledgement to Mr Winston’s athletic ability. My distaste for his “ACC Athlete of the Year” award is the same as his Heisman.

    The Heisman, in its Mission Statement, specifically states the importance of the recipient’s “pursuit of excellence WITH INTEGRITY” .

    We have a right to question his integrity, with crab legs in hand, walking out of the market. Don’t those in the sports business (coaches, athletic depts., writers, sportscasters) understand the importance of INTEGRITY. Or, should we all head to the market and pocket a filet or two and some lobster & head on home and have a beer and barbeque?

  11. smackingfools says: Jun 28, 2014 5:52 PM

    Meanwhile… Johnny Maziel is the worst person on the planet. Lol. Merica!!

  12. 35longmiles says: Jun 28, 2014 7:02 PM

    Damn, I thought Seantrel was a lock for that. BAAH!

  13. seminolez says: Jun 28, 2014 10:42 PM

    I hate that they allow comments on these articles. It really shows how ignorant people are.

  14. onbucky96 says: Jun 28, 2014 11:18 PM

    And I loathe all apologists for Shameus Winston and FSU. With his “alleged” incidents, you’d think Jimbo would sit him down. Yeah, not gonna happen. BTW, how is Seminoles not offensive? The Tomahawk Chop?

  15. dhardy8207 says: Jun 29, 2014 8:32 AM

    seminolez says;

    “I hate that they allow comments on these articles. It really shows how ignorant people are.”

    And yet you comment on other threads about the misfortunes of other teams and players. I hate when fandom takes over and causes people to set aside morals and ethics for the sake of their favorite team….

  16. dkhhuey says: Jun 29, 2014 8:45 AM

    ‘All Crabs Comp’d’…. freakin hilarious! Thanks for the chuckle this morning!

  17. jimmy53 says: Jun 29, 2014 9:27 AM

    there is ZERO proof that he did anything wrong while there is ample proof that the girl in question lied multiple times to the police (about toxicology, about his ID, about the entire event)—but people (ahem fans of other teams mind you) want the young man expelled.

    Expelled for consensually sleeping with the wrong woman?

    In college?

    Did you go to college?

    You cannot expell people for NOT being arrested of a crime–and if you honestly believe that is the system we should have–thank the good Lord you are not in charge…

  18. dhardy8207 says: Jun 29, 2014 10:07 AM


    Despite being a BAMA fan I was a fan of Jameis in the beginning because he is a native son of the state of Alabama. I have never demanded that he be “expelled”. What is disturbing an also hypocritical is that despite the SA has gone publicly on record that the investigation into the alleged rape charges was botched. The same PD that has come under fire for doing a piss poor job of documenting and investigating the incident by normal protocal is the very source FSU fans keep regurgitating trying to defend him.

    FSU fans have absolutely no problem commenting and spreading their keyboard justice when it comes to other programs and players, yet even with REPEATED incidents that show a blatant disrespect for obeying normal laws in society FSU fans, university, TPD still want everyone else in this country to understand that this is just an immature kid who made several mistakes and because he is gifted in atheletic abilities, everyone needs to turn a blind eye to his scrapes with the law and continue to cheer give him this accolades and shower him with praise.

    IF you and the other FSU fans can dismiss his actions so easily then you my friend are not a good judge of character and need not embarrass yourself by being a hypocrite and casting judgement on any other program or the actions of it’s players…

  19. wadaea says: Jun 30, 2014 4:01 PM

    Florida State and Penn State both in constant denial. Penn State is paying Sandusky a pension and the ACC makes a Florida State Criminals player of the year…

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