Jameis Winston Set to Prove He Can Play Professionally in Two Sports by Facing Yankees

By Connor Muldowney
Jameis Winston
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If you have been following anything to do with sports these days, you know that Jameis Winston is one of the most popular names out there. The Florida State Seminoles‘ quarterback has been the talk of the sporting world since winning the 2014 BCS title as the freshman starting QB.

Winston has also been known as quite the impressive baseball player. Well, on Tuesday afternoon, Winston and his Seminoles baseball team are set to face the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. He is just a relief pitcher so he isn’t guaranteed to play, but with all the attention the game is getting and with baseball’s most popular team on the other side of the diamond, you better believe Florida State’s coach is going to put him in.

According to Winston, it’s his goal to play professionally in both MLB and the NFL.

“That is my dream. Whether it’s me being a closer or me being a hitter, but I know I want to be an NFL quarterback. Obviously it would be tremendous to follow in the footsteps of the Bo Jacksons and the Deion Sanders‘ to play both sports professionally. That’s just something I have to worry about when it comes.”

Obviously the kid is athletic enough to play both sports, but there has never been a quarterback who has played both professional baseball as well as football — even though Russell Wilson could do both if he really wanted to.

Winston has pitched four scoreless innings in relief for the 6-0 Seminoles with three strikeouts this season. He can also play some outfield for the Seminoles, but his true calling is with his arm.

I guess if baseball doesn’t work out, he can settle for one professional sport.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.

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