Winston took part in the well-known "Top Ten" segment, and the topic was fittingly "unusual things to hear in a huddle."
As you might expect, the No. 1 spot on the list was Heisman-related. Winston, who was looking dapper in a tuxedo, exclaimed, "How many of you guys won the Heisman?"
That is something Winston already knows plenty about, and his smooth delivery suggests that he may have a future in television as well.
The college freshman looked comfortable on national television, and that certainly bodes well for him since he and the Seminoles will take on the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 6.
Winston was the runaway Heisman Trophy winner this season, and he became the youngest recipient in the prestigious history of the award.
Congrats to Jameis Winston! The youngest player EVER to win the Heisman at age 19.— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 15, 2013
Winston looked like a star from the very first game of the season, and that continued to ring true throughout the year. The 6'4", 228-pound Bessemer, Ala., native ended the regular season with 4,013 total yards, 42 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions.
Prior to his appearance on Letterman, Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel provided a statement from Winston discussing the importance of football in his life:
The football field is my sanctuary, man. I love all the things about New York, I love the big city. I'm honored that my family is down here with me. But when you're on the football field, it's just a whole different mindset. I've got a big smile on my face because I'm doing something I love.
Sonnone included a statement from 2012 Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who added insight for Winston on what life will be like after winning the award:
Life's going to change. This is an extremely big deal. Look around right now. There's a lot of cameras and a lot of mikes, there's a lot of flashes and a lot of fame coming from all this. So I mean, live it up, enjoy it, continue to be yourself and don't let anybody take you from that.
You're going to have to adapt to how life is going to be after this. … then you're going to get the questions next year about hey can you do it again.
Winston displayed a great deal of poise during the Seminoles' undefeated campaign, and he did the same on Letterman.
If his comfort level is any indication, then Florida State is in a very good place as it heads into the biggest clash of the year against Auburn.
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