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FSU QB J.J. Cosentino throws ball over 4-story building

Florida State freshman quarterback J.J. Cosentino obviously feels that if something was good enough for Jameis Winston, it's good enough for him.

When he was a freshman, Winston threw a ball over FSU's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house and was immortalized on video shot by a fraternity member.

Wednesday, Cosentino -- who arrived on campus about two weeks ago -- posted an Instagram video of him throwing a ball over a four-story Tallahassee apartment building.

"I didn't want to, but I had to #BallisLife," Cosentino wrote on his post.

Throwing a ball over a building -- or, rather, trying to do so -- is something of a ritual for FSU quarterbacks. Former FSU quarterbacks EJ Manuel and Christian Ponder, both of whom became NFL first-round picks, tried to complete the "throw the ball over the Pike house" trick while they were on campus, but neither succeeded. Winston's success in doing so likely will spur all future FSU quarterbacks to try.

Cosentino (6-foot-4, 225 pounds), from Pittsburgh, was a consensus four-star prospect considered to be one of the nation's top 250 recruits in the 2014 class. He is expected to redshirt this fall.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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