Jameis Winston has only been playing college football for one season, but he’s already accomplished two things Peyton Manning never did in his four years at Tennessee: win a Heisman and a national championship.
The Florida State quarterback is currently a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State in Louisiana. Peyton Manning, his brother, Eli, and father, Archie, hold a quarterback camp each summer. They invite a host of high school quarterbacks to participate and dozens of collegiate quarterbacks to help counsel the high schoolers.
While it’s a tremendous opportunity for the high schoolers, the college guys learn a ton, too, as Winston is experiencing.
Heisman winner Jameis Winston at Manning Passing Academy media session. pic.twitter.com/nuR4BGeEA9
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Winston, along with many of the other counselors, met with the media following Friday morning’s session. Winston said he’s aspiring to be like the Mannings.
“I’m an observer, so I just observe the way [Peyton] does things,” Winston told reporters. “He’s so detail-oriented and how he carries himself – I’m really trying to see how he carries himself because I want to be the guy 10, 15 years from now that’s viewed like a Peyton Manning or an Eli or an Archie.”
While Peyton Manning never won a Heisman or national championship, he was the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, a Super Bowl champion, and a yearly Pro Bowler. Winston certainly would be fine with that type of professional career.