FSU's Jameis Winston 'smiling ear to ear' when EJ Manuel won first NFL game

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Jameis Winston Florida State's Jameis Winston has thrown more touchdown passes than incompletions. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is a star in the making. He can throw footballs well, he can throw baseballs well and he has a vivacious personality that is rare among athletes these days. Apparently, he's good with quotes, too. On former Seminoles star EJ Manuel's first win in the NFL, Winston said: "I was smiling ear to ear like the Kool-Aid Man."

Winston is off to a terrific start replacing Manuel as a redshirt freshman, passing for 570 yards and completing 88.9 percent of his attempts while leading the 'Noles to a 2-0 mark. He currently has more touchdown passes (six) than he does incompletions (five). It's a little hard to believe that he has far from reached his ceiling.

The Kool-Aid Man, for naturally inquisitive readers who aren't yet aware, unveiled a new look in April. Now, he is just a "normal guy."

The Kool-Aid Man, known for busting through walls and his "Oh yeah!" tagline, will now be computer-generated and take on the personality of a celebrity trying to show he's just a normal guy.
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