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Florida State's Winston named AP Player of the Year

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The awards keep rolling in for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

The freshman starter of the top-ranked Seminoles was named Associated Press Player of the Year on Tuesday, culminating a prolific awards season for Winston.

He became the second straight redshirt freshman in college football history to win the Heisman Trophy by a the fifth-largest margin in history.

The 19-year-old Winston, who will turn 20 on Jan. 6 -- the same day the No. 1-ranked Seminoles (13-0) face No. 2 Auburn (12-1) for the BCS National Championship in Pasadena, Calif. -- became the youngest winner to join the Heisman Trophy club. Last year's winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, turned 20 years old two days before he received the honor.

While becoming the first freshman in NCAA history to lead a team to a unbeaten record and 13 wins, Winston completed 237 of 349 passes for 3,820 yards with 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The passing yardage and passing touchdown totals are NCAA freshman records, and he is on track to break FBS' career record with a 190.6 passer efficiency rating.

Winston also rushed 77 times for 193 yards and four scores, leading the Seminoles to Atlantic Coast Conference championship and unbeaten conference record.
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