Posted September 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston doesn't play like a redshirt freshman. The pressure of the moment and the spotlight had little affect on Winston, who opened his Florida State career with a near-flawless performance - 25 of 27 for 356 yards and five touchdowns (four passing and one rushing) in a 41-13 rout of Pittsburgh on Sept. 2. Now Winston prepares for his first home game as No. 10 Florida State (1-0) plays Nevada (1-1) on Saturday. The on- and off-field pressures of being a starting quarterback on a top-10 team haven't seemed to bother Winston, who appears as calm on the field as he is off. ''When you're the quarterback of a big university, you're going to get that,'' Winston said. ''All eyes are going to be on you. When you stay grounded, that's where you gain respect from everybody.'' Winston has also gained the respect of his Seminole teammates. His play has spoken volumes but it's also how he downplays the attention and focuses on the opponent that impresses th...
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