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Family celebrating Jameis Winston's Heisman win

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Two years ago, he won the Friday night Blitz Player of the Year trophy. Saturday Jameis Winston won the most coveted trophy in all of college football, The Heisman Trophy.

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston graduated from Hueytown High School and is now the youngest Heisman winner. The 19-year-old freshman will actually turn 20 on January 6th when FSU plays Auburn for the national championship.

Cheers and screams at a watch party for Jameis Winston as the FSU freshman won the Heisman trophy! His grandmother, Myrtle Winston,  cried tears of joy. "We had visited a school during recruitment time and he said Grandma, I'm going to win the Heisman. I said, yeah right. He said watch me, I just saw it."

Winston says Jameis started playing football at age 3 and played for Hueytown High School. His sister, Iyuana Reed says, "He deserves this, he's come a long way."

Winston's trainer from 9th grade to college read a statement from his parents thanking FSU's coach, players, fans and those involved in the selection process. "We would like to give sincere thanks to the people that respected Jameis accomplishments on the field to vote in his favor for the Heisman."

Family members couldn't be more proud of the hometown winner. His cousin, Shanteka Anderson, says  "I'm so happy for him, his parents, friends and family. He's a blessed child, he's bringing it home."

Other Alabama natives who won the Heisman include former Auburn players Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson.

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