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Chris Weinke

Chris Weinke

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Saint Paul, MN

About Chris Weinke

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One of the most decorated high school and collegiate athletes of all time, Chris Weinke became a legend in the state of Florida after helping lead Florida State University to its first undefeated season and second national championship in 1999.

Weinke went on to win several major awards in 2000, including the Heisman Trophy, while finishing his career with a 32-3 record and as the FSU record-holder for career passing yards and career touchdown passes.

After a pro career that included a trip to the Super Bowl while with the Carolina Panthers, Weinke has rededicated his career to coaching youth football players the correct fundamentals and technique in an era in which many say proper mechanics have mostly disappeared. Using his knowledge from an extensive playing career that included being led by some of the game’s most respected collegiate and pro coaches, Weinke has the understanding and passion for how to help develop successful football players.


  • Florida State University


  • Parade Magazine, USA Today and Gatorade first-team All-American as a senior in high school
  • Chose to sign a professional baseball contract out of high school and advanced to the AAA level
  • After six years in the minor leagues, Weinke entered FSU at age 25
  • Threw for 329 yards and four touchdowns against Virginia Tech in the 1999 Sugar Bowl to help FSU win the national championship
  • Won the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Award for his senior year after leading the nation with 4,167 passing yards in 2000
  • Became the 7th FSU player to have his jersey retired
  • 3-time ACC All-Academic selection and Academic All-American selection in 2000
  • Played seven years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers
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