TALLAHASSEE -- Four Seminoles were named finalists for national awards on Monday. No. 2 FSU (11-0) is currently in line to play for a BCS national championship.
Quarterback Jameis Winston is a finalist for Davey O’Brien Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback, as well as the Maxwell award, given to the college Player of the Year. Winston has thrown for 3,163 yards and 32 touchdowns this season. He is a touchdown pass from tying the FSU record for the most in a single season.
Cornerback Lamarcus Joyner (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back). Tight End Nick O’Leary is a finalist for the Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end). And redshirt freshman kicker Roberto Aguayo is a finalist for the Groza Award, presented to the nation’s top kicker.
The winners will be announced Dec. 12.