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Former FSU football star quarterback receives raise and contract extension at Georgia Tech

Former Florida State football star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke helped the Seminoles to their first winning season in 1999 while also leading the ‘Noles to their second national title in program history. He threw touchdowns to FSU legends such as Peter Warrick, Anquan Boldin, Ron Dugans and Snoop Minnis and scored 3,103 yards and 25 points as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech to win the national title during his junior year.

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He won the Heisman Award in 2000 and was selected in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. After playing in the NFL for the Panthers and the 49ers, Weinke switched to coaching and, after a long coaching career with stints at the St. Louis/LA Rams, Alabama and Tennessee, finally ended up with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Chad Bishop of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former FSU star received a contract extension that would keep him in Atlanta, GA, for the foreseeable future and come with a significant raise.

“Weinke, who is entering his third season with the Yellow Jackets, is now under contract through Jan. 31, 2026. His original contract, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2023, was set to expire Jan. 31, 2025,” the report said. “Weinke also received a raise from an original base salary of $600,000 to now $700,000. Effective Feb. 1, Weinke’s annual salary will increase to $750,000.”

Weinke’s coaching chops include helping stars like Nick Foles, Case Keenum, Jared Goff, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa advance their careers. He currently assists Georgia Tech’s star quarterback Haynes King as assistant head coach, quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator.

FSU kicks off Week 0 of the 2024 season against Georgia Tech on Aug. 24. Weinke will be on the opposite sideline when the ball flies through the air in Dublin, Ireland.

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