Since its beginnings, football has given rise to a whole range of legends that have made a name for themselves in the oval leather game. Jameis Winston is an American footballer who has contributed so much to the world of football and will continue to do so until he says goodbye to this interesting game.
Considered one of the most respected players in the NFL, Winston began his professional career in 2015, but even before that he represented his high school and college in several soccer competitions, collected numerous awards, and won the hearts of many with his skills on the field.
Jameis Winston Bio, Age
The Tampa Bay Buccanneers’ quarterback was born on January 6, 1996, to Antonor Winston and Loretta Winston. His birthplace is Bessemer, in Alabama, in the United States, while his star sign is Capricorn.
His father comes from a family with an athletic background and is a retired soccer player who played cornerback for the state of Michigan. He was also a good basketball player who also participated in athletic events. His mother was a runner who was famous for beating Vonetta Flowers in a school race. The athletic couple was very supportive of their son’s career from day one.
Jameis grew up with his younger brother Jonah Winston in Alabama. Like his older brother, Jonah is also talented in sports. He has already begun to demonstrate his skills in soccer, basketball, and baseball, proving that the Winston bloodline carries athletic talent.
Born in Alabama, the star had his high school education at Hueytown High School, where he was a member of the school’s baseball and soccer teams. During his time at the school, he achieved impressive results and won several competitions, including a state championship in his junior year. The footballer is rated by Rivals.com as the best quarterback recruit with a double threat in the nation to date. He holds the record for Gatorade Player of the Year, the best quarterback recruited by ESPN overall, and the MVP of the ESPN RISE Elite Eleven Quarterback Camp.
Jameis Winston began his college education on February 3, 2012, at Florida State University. In the same year, he was selected by the Texas Rangers for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft but refused to sign the contract with the American baseball team.
The man in the Buccaneers No. 3 jersey started his career at Florida State University as a quarterback. He made his first college appearance for the football team against the University of Pittsburgh. He finished the game with a 14-17 touchdown, four pass touchdowns, and 25 of 27 passes in the game.
Jameis extended his brilliant performance in 2013, earning several awards including ACC Player of the Year, ACC Offensive Player of the Year 2013, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Manning Award, Davey O’Brien Award, and others. That same year, the NFL star won the Heisman Trophy, making him the youngest (19 years and 342 days) and the second rookie to go home with the coveted award.
His 2014 season was not bad, as it gave him the opportunity to excel even more in the football league. He ended the season with 25 touchdowns, 3,907 passing yards, and won sixth place in the Heisman Trophy poll.
The footballer entered the NFL Draft 2015 at the end of the 2014 season and ended his robust career with 28 interceptions and 65 touchdowns. He also completed 562 of 851 passes over 7,964 yards and 26:1 as a starter. He was voted number one by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He later signed a four-year contract with the football team worth $23.35 million (along with a signing bonus of $16.7 million). As detailed in his contract documents, Winston was prevented from performing in any sport other than soccer.
He made his professional debut against the Tennessee Titans and finished his rookie season with 4,042 pass yards, scoring over 4,000 pass yards. He also participated in the 2016 Pro Bowl and distinguished himself as the first rookie quarterback in Buccaneer history to play in that game.
Antonor’s son ended his 2017 season with the Buccaneers with 11 interceptions, 19 touchdowns, and 3,504 pass yards. On April 17, 2018, the team extended his contract to five years.
Wife and Girlfriend
Jameis Winston is not yet married, but he is currently engaged to his longtime girlfriend Breion Allen. The NFL quarterback player asked the question on May 19, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the same day that the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place.
Allen went through thick and thin with Winston. The two attended high school in the Birmingham area and were together long before football became popular.
Jameis’s girlfriend is an athlete herself. She also has two relatives who are also football stars. The couple announced in May that they are expecting their first child together.
In 2017, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player earned an estimated $6,337,819 in annual salary, his annual base salary in 2018 is estimated at $705,000 and is expected to earn a whopping $20.9 million in 2019.
Jameis Winston Height & Weight
With a height of 1.93 meters (6 feet) and a measured bodyweight of 105 kilograms (231 lb), it is safe to say that Jameis Winston is blessed with a physique that matches his career. In fact, many consider his shapely physique to be an asset to his flourishing career.