Sean Maguire is the man who will step up to replace Jameis Winston in FSU’s game with Clemson on September 20, according to Tallahasse.com. Winston has been suspended by the team for the first half of the game due to lewd remarks he made in his college’s student union. Although Maguire will start, he will almost certainly be replaced with the Heisman winner at halftime.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Jameis Winston Is Backing Maguire to do Well
It was previously said that Maguire had a “strong grip” on the No. 2 quarterback slot with the FSU, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. In an apology statement, Jameis Winston said that he confidence in Maguire’s abilities.
2. Maguire Went to High School With Brendan Tevlin
He’s a native of Sparta, New Jersey, though his locker at FSU suggests he’s from West Orange. Maguire was student at Seton Hall Prep. He was a student at the same time as murder victim Brendan Tevlin.
3. He Signed With FSU in 2012
Maguire handled “first team reps” while Jameis Winston was playing on FSU’s baseball team during the Spring of 2014. A report on the training from the Tallahassee Democrat called him the “”other” quarterback to sign in the class of 2012.” When Maguire began at the school, he was the fourth string QB.
4. He Turned Down Alabama & NC State for FSU
Maguire picked FSU over offers from Alabama, Maryland and NC State. Maguire talks about committing in this interview:
And while Jameis Winston may be a baseball star in addition to football, Maguire’s other talents appear to be in basketball:
5. Saturday’s Game Will be Heated
Our house ? pic.twitter.com/XuMGQWK0k5
— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) March 22, 2014
In 2013, FSU destroyed Clemson in Death Valley. After the game, Jameis Winston called the opposition’s stadium “Our House.” The score was 51-14 with Winston attracting some serious criticism for the above tweet.