Quotes from Jameis Winston, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner

Here are the highlights of Winston at his press conference after winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy:

On winning the Heisman:

“I’m so overwhelmed right now. It feels great to be a part of the family. I can’t explain the feeling I have inside. This is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

On what he felt when his name was called:

“I was proud. I looked out into the crowd and saw that my mom and dad felt so proud, too. I haven’t seen that look in their eyes for a long time. It comforted me.”

On whether he was nervous he may not win:

“That last commercial break (before the announcement) was rough. I thought I was probably going to win, but you always have that doubt, because anything can happen. After they called my name I wanted to hug the trophy. This is a feeling that I always want to have.”

On what he can learn from Johnny Manziel, the other freshman to win the Heisman

“I will learn from Johnny. We are all evolving.”

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One Response to Quotes from Jameis Winston, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner

  1. Bob H. December 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Pundit, I’m amazed at how far Mariota slid off the radar after 2 losses in which he didn’t play that poorly (despite injury). I noticed you had him finishing 8th (and the final straw poll had him 6th), but he was not in the top 10. I know your site is about what will happen, not what should happen, but for my part I don’t understand how Mariota slid so far with those two losses when you look at his numbers and consider he was the frontrunner a few weeks ago. Manziel after all had 4 losses and a ton of INTs. His defending-champ status may have helped him. Just surprised that a player with Mariota’s numbers was crossed off the list so quickly when other players with losses and poor games were not.