Jameis Winston may be one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL, but his talents aren’t just limited to the blades of grass in-between the hashes.
The sixth-year quarterback is well-known for helping others off the field, whether it be through charity or some other form of philanthropy. It’s an annual occurrence for Winston, who is usually always at the center of the events.
He was at it again a few days ago when he donated $50k to Miles College, a HBCU school in Fairfield, Alabama. Winston’s mother is an alumnus and Hueytown - Winston’s hometown - is only about a 10-minute drive away.
“I am so honored to support Miles College,” Winston said. “Although I did not attend Miles College, we’ve had a longstanding relationship that has allowed me to touch the lives of thousands of youth from Birmingham and around the country. Miles has always had a special place in my heart because my mom is an alumna of this prestigious HBCU.” - via WBRC-TV
Winston has hosted his Dream Forever Foundation Football Camp at Miles College every year since 2016. Their relationship has grown over the years and the results have been beneficial for all involved, especially the students and kids, which is the most important aspect of all.
“Having someone of Jameis’ stature selflessly contribute to our growth here at Miles gives credence to what we are trying to accomplish, which is to give our student-athletes the best collegiate experience possible.” - President Bobbie Knight, via WBRC-TV
Miles College is a private liberal arts HBCU school located in metropolitan Birmingham within the corporate limits of the City of Fairfield. It was founded in 1898 and is the only four-year institution in historic Birmingham, Alabama designated as a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).