Winston was named to the third All-America preseason team on Monday as a utility player after playing the outfield and pitching for Florida State in 2013. Winston batted .235 and had a 3.00 ERA as a relief pitcher for the Seminoles, and is expected to take over the closer’s role this season on a full time basis.
In 2013, the Florida State baseball team played in the NCAA tournament and won a conference championship. Led by Winston, the FSU football team won the BCS Championship against SEC champion Auburn.
One of the reasons Winston chose to go to FSU was so he could play both sports. Unsurprisingly, he was a consensus All-American in football in 2013. In addition to that honor, he also was awarded the Walter Camp Award, the Manning Award and a number of ACC conference honors.
The versatile quarterback wasn’t the only FSU baseball player to be honored. Baseball America also named Seminoles pitcher Luke Weaver and outfielder DJ Stewart to their Preseason All-American team. Florida State was one of only three schools to have three or more players named to the team.
FSU opens their season at home against Niagara on Feb. 14.
[College Football Talk]