The ballboy in charge of Jameis Winston is going pro.
And it isn’t with Winston.
Like much of last year’s team, Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, or “Red Lightning,” has left FSU to go to the NFL. But the iconic Grizzle-Malgrat is going to the Atlanta Falcons.
An equipment manager during the week who washes FSU uniforms, Grizzle-Malgrat told CBS Sports that his assignment was Winston.
“I”ve been put in charge of taking care of Jameis,” Grizzle-Malgrat said. “I make sure Jameis has what he needs, nothing to worry about, helmets are OK, shoulder pads. Him especially.”
Grizzle-Malgrat became a popular figure at FSU as he sprinted down the sidelines following a big gain, his fiery red hair and beard identifying him.
Now, he’ll be on the opposite sideline.
And Winston has to face him twice a year.