Heisman Winner Winston Ready For Baseball Season

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —  Just two months after Jameis Winston won the Heisman trophy, he is now ready to play college baseball.

The 20-year-old Florida State redshirt freshman will become the sixth Heisman winner in NCAA history to play college baseball after winning the award when the Seminoles open the season Friday. The last player to do it was Bo Jackson in 1986, according to STATS LLC.

Both are from Bessemer, Ala., and Winston grew up using the former Auburn star as an incentive to realize his two-sport dream. The 51-year-old Jackson is the only athlete to play in a Major League Baseball all-star game and the NFL Pro Bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 225 pound Winston already has a national championship on his resume and wants to add a College World Series title to his trophy case.

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