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Jameis Winston Will Wear No. 3

Jameis Winston will wear jersey No. 3 for the Buccaneers.

Photos of former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston.


Jameis Winston, who was selected by the Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, won't wear No. 5, his college number, or No. 8, his high school number, in Tampa Bay. Nor will he wear the No. 44 jersey he wore as a pitcher with Florida State's baseball team, or the No. 12 uniform he wore playing in the Pop Warner leagues of Alabama.

Instead, Winston will wear No. 3 with the Buccaneers. In a press conference on Friday, Winston said that No. 3 was the first number he ever wore when he began playing football.

Winston threw for 7,964 yards and 65 touchdowns in his two seasons at Florida State, picking up a national championship and Heisman Trophy along the way. On Thursday, Winston became the 32nd quarterback in NFL history to be selected first overall in the draft.

He's the second passer that the Bucs have taken at the top spot after the team selected Vinny Testaverde with the No. 1 pick in the 1987 draft. In the past seven years, five No. 1 picks have been quarterbacks.

Check out QB Jameis Winston in EA Sports' Madden NFL video game.

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