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Report: Jameis Winston files to trademark 'Famous Jameis'

One of Jameis Winston's nicknames might soon have some official paperwork to go with it.

Winston recently filed to trademark the phrase "Famous Jameis," according to

"We have begun taking steps to protect our client and his intellectual property rights," Russ Spielman, a partner for the agency that represents Winston, told the site. "Right now his sole focus is on football. We hope to utilize this way down the line."

Winston was often called "Famous Jameis" during a college career in which he won a Heisman Trophy and national title during the 2013 season. Despite several off-the-field concerns, most NFL analysts believe his football acumen will lead to him being taken No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft.

If that does indeed happen, he'll certainly take the "Famous Jameis" moniker to a new level.

This isn't the first time a top NFL prospect has applied for a trademark on a nickname he earned in college. Last year, Johnny Manziel was involved in a prolonged battle dealing with several nicknames or phrases associated with him dating back to his time at Texas A&M.

Hopefully, for Winston and his lawyers, things won't be as complicated as the issues surrounding the "Johnny Football" trademark case were for Manziel.

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