TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A pair of former Florida State football players closed their 2015 seasons on a high note during Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Quarterback Jameis Winston and running back Devonta Freeman, who helped lead the Seminoles to the 2013 national championship, each played starring roles during Team Irvin’s 49-27 win over Team Rice.
Freeman, who broke out this season for 1,634 total yards (1,065 rushing, 578 receiving) and 14 touchdowns, totaled 44 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.
And Winston stole the show in the second half, throwing a 53-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker and a seven-yard score to Deandre Hopkins.
Team Irvin: RB Devonta Freeman started and carried six times for 27 yards. He also caught two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown. QB Jameis Winstoncompleted 6 of 12 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Up next: K Graham Gano will play for the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. WR Kelvin Benjamin is also on the team but is out with a knee injury. If the Panthers win, Gano and Benjamin would become the fourth former Seminoles in the last three seasons to win Super Bowl rings (Bryan Stork, 2014; Anquan Boldin, 2012).