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Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Walter Camp player of the year award

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston looks around during warms ups prior to an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston envisioned winning the Heisman Trophy before signing with the top-ranked Seminoles. He is one of six finalists for the award and will find out Saturday if his dream comes true. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston looks around during warms ups prior to an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston envisioned winning the Heisman Trophy before signing with the top-ranked Seminoles. He is one of six finalists for the award and will find out Saturday if his dream comes true. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Miami, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Miami, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)  (The Associated Press)

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the Walter Camp player of the year.

The redshirt freshman is the second player from Florida State to win the award, joining quarterback Charlie Ward in 1993. Winston also is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.

The other finalists were Texas quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and Boston College running back Andre Williams.

Winston has set FBS freshman records for yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38), leading No. 2 Florida State (13-0) to the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn. His 190.6 passer efficiency rating is tops in the country and on pace to set an NCAA record.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Walter Camp last year.