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Florida State vs. Miami: Why Does Jameis Winston Squint so Much on the Field?

Nov 2, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) prepares to take the snap from center Josue Matias (70) during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
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Scott CarasikContributor IINovember 3, 2013

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston may be getting a new nickname. Squints.

Just like the kid from The Sandlot, Winston looks like he is in desperate need of some new glasses every time he looks towards the sideline. Justis Mosqueda of Sporting News has a great business idea for Winston:

It should be noted that he wouldn't have to squint during games if he wore the contacts he actually is prescribed as Naples Daily News' Tom Hanson Jr. points out.

Either way, the Famous Jameis squint has given us another interesting thing to talk about when discussing the redshirt freshman. It obviously isn't affecting his play on the field as he is one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy.

The dominant freshman has now given opposing fanbases some ammunition to use against him for the rest of the year:

In the end, if Winston continues his stellar play, how does it matter if he squints when he looks to the sideline?

It's obviously working for him.

But then again, we could easily see this before the 2015 draft:

 

All stats used are either from ESPN or CFBStats. All recruiting rankings come from 247Sports.com.

Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com. 

 

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