Sept. 30, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following their standout performances in Florida State’s 48-34 win at Boston College on Saturday, redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston and senior linebacker Telvin Smith collected Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday.
Winston captured his first career ACC Offensive Back of the Week award after completing 17-of-27 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns against the Eagles. The Bessemer, Ala., native added a team-high 67 yards rushing on 14 carries. The Seminoles trailed 17-3 in the second quarter, but took a 24-17 lead into halftime after Winston evaded two defenders and threw a 55-yard “Hail Mary” touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Kenny Shaw as time expired at the end of the second quarter. Three of the four longest passes of his career were completed in the game, as he also tossed a 56-yard touchdown and had a 41-yard completion. Winston finished with his second 300-yard passing game and set a new career-high in rushing yards. The award marks the third ACC Player of the Week honor for Winston this season. He has also been named Rookie of the Week twice (Week 1 and Week 3).
Smith led the Seminoles on the defensive side of the ball against Boston College. He registered a game-high and a season-high 10 stops and matched his career-best with two tackles for loss. The Valdosta, Ga., native also added a sack. He leads FSU in tackles (27) and tackles for loss (4.0) this season.
Winston, Aguayo Nab More Weekly Honors
In addition to his ACC Offensive Back of the Week award, Winston also picked up Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week accolades and was named an honorable mention Quarterback Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
Redshirt freshman kicker Roberto Aguayo nabbed honorable mention Specialist Performer of the Week honors from the CFPA. Aguayo extended his perfect streak of made kicks to 33 by nailing a pair of field goals and all six of his PATs at Boston College. He is tied for the ACC lead in scoring at 11.8 points per game.