Jameis Winston Headlines 2013 AP All-America Team

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2013

Dec 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston poses for a photo after being awarded the 2013 Heisman Trophy at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The accolades continue to pile up for Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who was named to the Associated Press All-America First Team just days after capturing the coveted Heisman Trophy.   

Winston was joined on the first team by fellow Heisman finalists Andre Williams of Boston College at running back and Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch as the all-purpose player.

Here is a look at the full first-team roster:

AP All-America First Team
PositionPlayerTeamClass
QBJameis WinstonFlorida StateFr.
RBAndre WilliamsBoston CollegeSr.
RBKa'Deem CareyArizonaJr.
OTJake MatthewsTexas A&MSr.
OTCyrus KouandijoAlabamaJr.
OGCyril RichardsonBaylorSr.
OGDavid YankeyStanfordSr.
CBryan StorkFlorida StateSr.
WRBrandin CooksOregon StateJr.
WRMike EvansTexas A&MSo.
TEJace AmaroTexas TechJr.
All-PurposeJordan LynchNorthern IllinoisSr.
KRoberto AguayoFlorida StateFr.
DEMichael SamMissouriSr.
DEJackson JeffcoatTexasSr.
DTAaron DonaldPittsburghSr.
DTWill SuttonArizona StateSr.
LBAnthony BarrUCLASr.
LBC.J. MosleyAlabamaSr.
LBRyan ShazierOhio StateJr.
CBDarqueze DennardMichigan StateSr.
CBLamarcus JoynerFlorida StateSr.
SCody PrewittOle MissJr.
SDeone BucannonWashington StateSr.
PTom HornseyMemphisSr.
CollegeFootball.ap.org

The honor doesn't come as a big surprise for Winston after his landslide Heisman Trophy victory. According to Ray Sanchez and Chelsea J. Carter of CNN.com, Winston was taken aback by the enormity of winning the most prestigious individual award in American sports.

"It's a blessing. I don't even know what's going on right now, honestly. I'm just so happy. I'm overwhelmed," Winston said.

Winston enjoyed a dominant season for the Seminoles that saw him accrue more than 4,000 total yards and 42 total touchdowns en route to an undefeated campaign.

Per SportsCenter, the 19-year-old freshman became the youngest player in history to win the Heisman Trophy.

Texas A&M signal-caller Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to accomplish that feat last season, and although he fell short in his bid to win two straight, he was named to the Associated Press All-America Second Team.

Auburn running back Tre Mason was named to the second team as well after finishing sixth in the Heisman voting.

The entire second team is as follows:

AP All-America Second Team
PositionPlayerTeamClass
QBJohnny ManzielTexas A&MSo.
RBTre MasonAuburnJr.
RBBishop SankeyWashingtonJr.
OTCameron ErvingFlorida StateJr.
OTTaylor LewanMichiganSr.
OGGabe JacksonMississippi StateSr.
OGXavier Su'a-FiloUCLAJr.
CGabe IkardOklahomaSr.
WRSammy WatkinsClemsonJr.
WRDavante AdamsFresno StateSo.
TEEric EbronNorth CarolinaJr.
All-PurposeTy MontgomeryStanfordJr.
KAnthony FeraTexasSr.
DEVic BeasleyClemsonJr.
DEShilique CalhounMichigan StateSo.
DTTimmy JerniganFlorida StateJr.
DTKelcy QuarlesSouth CarolinaJr.
LBTrent MurphyStanfordSr.
LBKhalil MackBuffaloSr.
LBChris BorlandWisconsinSr.
CBJustin GilbertOklahoma StateSr.
CBJason VerrettTCUSr.
SHa Ha Clinton-DixAlabamaJr.
SAhmad DixonBaylorSr.
PDrew KaserTexas A&MSo.
CollegeFootball.ap.org

Heisman runner-up AJ McCarron of Alabama was the third-team quarterback, and he was joined by an impressive cast of players as well:

AP All-America Third Team
PositionPlayerTeamClass
QBAJ McCarronAlabamaSr.
RBCarlos HydeOhio StateSr.
RBAmeer AbdullahNebraskaJr.
OTJack MewhortOhio StateSr.
OTGregory JohnsonAuburnSo.
OGJohn UrschelPenn StateSr.
OGRyan GroyWisconsinSr.
CReese DismukesAuburnJr.
WRAllen RobinsonPenn StateJr.
WRJordan MatthewsVanderbiltSr.
TEAustin Seferian-JenkinsWashingtonJr.
All-PurposeOdell Beckham Jr.LSUJr.
KJeff BudzienNorthwesternSr.
DEMarcus SmithLouisvilleSr.
DEJeremiah AttaochuGeorgia TechSr.
DTRa'Shede HagemanMinnesotaSr.
DTLeonard WilliamsUSCSo.
LBShayne SkovStanfordSr.
LBMax BulloughMichigan StateSr.
LBDenicos AllenMichigan StateSr.
CBIfe Ekpre-OlomuOregonJr.
CBVernon Hargreaves IIIFloridaFr.
SJimmie WardNorthern IllinoisSr.
STy ZimmermanKansas StateSr.
PAustin RehkowIdahoFr.
CollegeFootball.ap.org

Arguments can always be made that some players were more deserving than others, but it is great to see the nation's best players get honored regardless.

The three All-America teams are each stacked with a ton of talent, and it's more than likely that most of these athletes will be playing on Sundays in the near future.   

 

Follow @MikeChiari on Twitter