Much attention has been paid to Jameis Winston playing baseball for Florida State this spring. After leading the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship as a redshirt freshman, the Heisman Trophy winner is back for his second season on the FSU baseball team, both as a pitcher and an outfielder.
Winston has a 0.64 ERA with four saves as the closer and is hitting .182 for the top-ranked Seminoles (23-5), who are still in search of that elusive first national championship in baseball. But Winston is hardly the first big-time college football player who also stars in baseball for his school.
There have been a number of college football players who went on to productive Major League Baseball careers. We have compiled quite an All-Star list that includes a Heisman Trophy winner, a College World Series MVP and a player whose number was retired by not just one MLB team—but all of them.
Here's our list of Top 10 College Football Players Who Went on to Have Distinguished MLB Careers: