FSU football career passing leader No. 3: Jameis Winston (2013-14)
- 7,964 passing yards
- 65 passing touchdowns
- 66.0% completion
- 9.4 yards per attempt
Winston was the top quarterback recruit in the country in 2012 and he committed to play at Florida State despite being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the MLB Draft. He redshirted behind Manuel in his first year, but in 2013, he took over the starting job and college football.
In his debut, Winston went 25 of 27 passing for 356 yards and four touchdowns. He even ran for 25 yards and another score in a win over Pitt. He went on to throw for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns that season en route to the Heisman Trophy and national championship.
Perhaps his best game of the season came against No. 3 Clemson in Death Valley when he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns in a dominant win.
The 2014 season was a bit more tumultuous for Winston and it ended with a loss in the first College Football Playoff semifinal to Oregon. Winston was drafted first overall ahead of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft.