Jameis Winston walked into the room to talk with me for a few minutes and, seeing where we were planning to sit, started moving a mess of chairs around to clear a spot.
That might not sound like a big deal, but just know this: It doesn't happen with star athletes. Winston is the phenomenon of college football, a redshirt freshman quarterback leading Florida State in a national championship race. The Seminoles will play Miami in a huge game Saturday between undefeated top 10 teams.
Eight weeks ago, no one even knew how to pronounce Winston's name. It sounds like Jame-iss, but even some of his teammates, maybe jokingly, maybe not, were calling him Jamison. Now, his press conferences are on national TV, and the restaurants around town have "Famous Jameis" on their marquees. Winston is in a thrilling Heisman race with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Yet Winston is still thinking of other people, still doing normal, considerate things even though he's basically a big kid who just b...