Career passing yards: 9,839
Career passing TDs: 79
Awards: College Football Hall of Fame inductee, 2000 Heisman Trophy, 2000 ACC Player of the Year, 2000 ACC Offensive Player of the Year
Florida State's all-time leading passer had an interesting path to FSU. Weinke committed to play for Bobby Bowden at Florida State in 1990 but opted for a baseball career instead. He spent six years in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system but returned to FSU as a 25-year-old freshman in 1997.
Weinke did not play much in '97, but took over as Bowden's starting quarterback in 1998 and was the only three-year starting QB throughout the Bowden era. In 1998, he only completed 50.7% of his passes for 2,487 yards, but in 1999 he led FSU to a national championship.
During the 1999 season, Weinke threw for 3,103 yards and 25 touchdowns, but there was still another level to his game. Weinke tapped into his potential as a 28-year-old college senior and won the Heisman Trophy with 4,167 passing yards and 33 touchdowns.
Across his three years as the starting quarterback, FSU went 34-4 with a national championship win in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech. Weinke went in the fourth round of the NFL draft.