Florida State to Retire Jameis Winston’s Jersey

    Jameis Winston's growing legacy at Florida State will now include retiring his No. 5 jersey and its enshrining at Doak Campbell Stadium.

    One of the greatest quarterbacks over the past decade-plus of college football will add to his legacy on Saturday, November 18, 2023. During the final regular-season home game for the Florida State Seminoles, legendary Seminoles QB Jameis Winston will have his jersey retired in Tallahassee.

    Jameis Winston’s Jersey to Be Retired at Florida State

    Anytime a quarterback can finish an illustrious career and stand side-by-side, if not head-and-shoulders, above players like Chris Weinke and Charlie Ward, you know you’re talking about someone special.

    Jameis Winston is clearly very special, and his growing legacy at Florida State is indicative of that.

    Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, has a plethora of awards and honors to his credit, and on November 18, that list grows by one. FSU will retire Winston’s No. 5 jersey, joining perhaps one of the most illustrious groupings of retired jerseys in the country.

    FSU began retiring jerseys in 1997 and that list includes Fred Biletnikoff, Ron Sellers, Ron Simmons, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward, Warrick Dunn, Chris Weinke, Derrick Brooks, Terrell Buckley, Marvin Jones, and now Jameis Winston.

    Winston led the Seminoles to an undefeated 14-0 season in 2013 and a national championship. The retirement of his number against North Alabama in 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the Winston-led Seminoles’ national championship, the school’s third national title.

    He guided the ‘Noles to the first-ever College Football Playoff in 2014 and threw for 7,964 career passing yards, fourth in FSU history.

    His 65 touchdowns are second in FSU history.

    “The retirement of Jameis’ jersey will certainly be a great event on our campus,” Michael Alford, Florida State’s Athletic Director, said in a statement. “He had a huge impact on Florida State football, and his place as one of our all-time greats is unquestioned.”

    “I know we all look forward to seeing his No. 5 becoming a permanent part of Doak Campbell Stadium.”

    Winston became the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft following his stint in Tallahassee and now plays for the New Orleans Saints. He’ll forever be remembered in Tallahassee — for both on-field and off-field storylines — and is forever etched into the Seminoles legacy.

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