Jameis Winston's father says his son plans to play two more seasons

Thursday June 19th, 2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston surely would have been a top pick this year if he were eligible to declare for the NFL draft after his redshirt freshman season. Instead, Winston must wait until at least after next season to turn pro.

But according to AL.com, Winston's father, Antonor, says the Heisman-winning quarterback plans to graduate from Florida State in December 2015, meaning he will play two more seasons of football (and one more of baseball) for the Seminoles.

"We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football," [his father] said. "We've never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree."

Winston, who was accepted into Stanford while at Hueytown, said his son changed his major from pre-med to an Engineering degree in the biomedical or mechanical field. He entered college with a boyhood goal of becoming a podiatrist.

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Winston completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season, earning first-team All-America honors while leading the Seminoles to the school's third national championship.

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