Jameis Winston gains new perspective after becoming a father


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is back in his home state for his annual “Dream Forever” week. Winston spoke to children at the Bessemer Public Library Wednesday afternoon and said that fatherhood has given him new meaning in life. 

“I’m thankful that next week I get to celebrate one year for my baby. Once you have a baby it’s about that perspective, I believe that sometimes I was only seeing the half picture,” said Winston. 

The Heisman trophy winner and his fiance Breion welcomed their first child in July 2018. Winston says his life is changed for the better after becoming a dad.

“I was loving being the smart kid from Alabama who was able to play football and baseball well, but then I realized it was way bigger than me,” said Winston.

Jameis hopes to mimic his own father’s way of raising a young man, beginning with having a servant’s heart.

“That’s one thing I definitely want to invest in my son is, ‘son you’ve got to be willing to serve others,'” said Winston. “Especially the position I’m in now, I’m serving all the time, I’m a quarterback. I gotta get the running back the ball and the only way I’m going to be good and make money is if I give the receivers the ball, so just being that continuing servant.”

The former Hueytown High School star continues his “Dream Forever” Foundation week with a high school football camp at Miles College Thursday, June 20th.

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