Jameis Winston became the second consecutive freshman to win the Davey O’Brien Award after leading the Florida State Seminoles to an undefeated season (14-0) and the National Championship. He threw for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns on the year and posted a quarterback efficiency rating of 184.8. He was one of just two players to reach both the 4,000-yard and 40-touchdown marks on the year.
In addition to winning the Davey O’Brien Award, Winston was the winner of the Heisman Trophy and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. The consensus All-American also was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.