Flashback Friday: Charlie Ward's Hometown Heisman special

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By: Ryan Kelly | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- 1993 was a season of firsts for the Florida State Seminoles, including the first ever Heisman Trophy winner in FSU history, Charlie Ward Jr.

Ward had a stellar high school career at Thomas County Central prior to his time in the garnet and gold.

After serving as the punter for the Seminoles, he became the full time signal caller in 1992. After a rough start, Ward became one of the most prolific dual-threat quarterbacks in the history of college football and led the ‘Noles to their first ever national title.

Before the big win in the Orange Bowl however, Ward experienced a personal victory when he was awarded the Heisman Trophy in December of 1993.

A special was aired the day before Ward’s honor and offers a look at Ward’s career at FSU and Thomas County Central, as well as thoughts from those who were closest to him in 1993. You can watch the special in the video player at the top of the page.