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Winston a preseason All-American in baseball

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Feb 03 2014 07:36:49 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 04 2014 09:58:26 AM CST
Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is expected to be a star for the Florida State baseball team as well this year.

Baseball America named Winston, the quarterback of the Seminoles' national championship football team, to its preseason third-team All-American baseball team as a utility player on Monday.

Winston was a pitcher and outfielder for Florida State in 2013 and is expected to fill the same roles this season.

One of the reasons Winston chose to attend Florida State was the opportunity to play both sports.

Last season, Winston hit .235 and had a 3.00 ERA while pitching in relief for Florida State. He then won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman in football this past season.