Florida State will return a great deal of the experienced talent that helped them to win the National Championship during the 2013. A look at how the two-deep will change. More
Notebook: Kermit Whitfield's return sparks a wild ending, Jimbo Fisher's fake punt call switches momentum and some draft-eligible Noles discuss their futures. More
NOTEBOOK: FSU's coaching staff has plenty of title-game experience, the Seminoles again address the SEC hype, fifth-year seniors relish their final encore and more. More
No. 1 FSU faces No. 2 Auburn in the Vizio BCS National Championship on Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m. Here is a comparison of the two teams' linebackers.
Florida State is set to play for a National Championship in a little over a week. We take a look at how this Florida State team was built on a class-by-class basis. More
2013 OUTLOOK: Anoutstanding athlete who makes the transition back to defensive end where he spent his first three seasons as a `Nole before making a short-lived move to tight end last season. A top candidate for one of the starting defensive end positions where he brings experience from 26 career games. Exited spring practice as the starter at left end.
2012: Missed the entire season after sustaining a knee injury during fall camp.
2011: Redshirt sophomore who backed up Brandon Jenkins at right defensive end...a valuable member of FSU's deep defensive line rotation...played in all 13 games for the Seminoles registering 16 tackles...tallied 4.5 tackles for loss on the season...also had a pass break-up to his credit...registered a career-high two tackles for loss against Charleston Southern...twice matched his single-game high with three tackles (Charleston Southern, Clemson)...recognized with one of four community service awards given out at the end of spring practice 2012.
2010: Redshirt freshman who backed up All-American Brandon Jenkins at right end and played well registering 18 tackles (13 solo) in 13 games...contributed three tackles for loss and two sacks...earned first career sack against BYU...posted a career-high three tackles in road win at Miami.
2009: Spent his redshirt season excelling on the practice field, earning Defensive Scout Team Co-MVP honors.
PERSONAL: Flew under the radar as a recruit after a broken foot cost him half of his senior season...earned only a two-star rating...caught 18 passes for 285 yards as a junior tight end...earned all-district honors as a junior and was a second-team all-region choice...an outstanding athlete who was a double-figure scorer on the basketball court as a junior and senior...was a standout on the track & field team at Oxford, where he hurdled and competed in the throw events...the son of former FSU standout defensive lineman Dan Footman...chose FSU over Arkansas State...born December 7, 1990.
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