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Fisher said he hears that RBs Chris Thompson and Devonta Freeman have felt as good as ever. Health had been concern.
Little feature on FSU's Devonta Freeman. Talks about his relationship with mentor Chris Thompson and scary back injury. http://t.co/orjwZ9gF
USA Today: Countdown: Devonta Freeman gains knowledge, runs with it: With counsel from teammate Chris Thompson, ... http://t.co/I0x7LF6A
2013 OUTLOOK:Third-year running back who brings 12 career starts into 2013 having led FSU in rushing as a freshman in 2011 while serving as the second leading rusher in 2012. Doak Walker Award Candidate (nation's top running back) who will combine with James Wilder, Jr., to form one of the top running back tandems in the country. Quick and powerful running back with good hands and good speed out of the backfield. Integral part of an FSU rushing attack which averaged 205.9 yards a game and produced a single-season record 40 rushing touchdowns in 2012.
2012: True sophomore tailback who stepped up his production following the season-ending injury to senior Chris Thompson...ranked second among Seminoles with 660 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns...became the go-to rusher down the stretch as he led the team in carries in three of the final four games...ran for 70 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns in the second half of FSU's win at Miami, following Thompson's first half injury...had a pair of 100-yard rushing performances, going for 104 on 12 carries against Duke and a career-high 148 on 16 totes at Maryland, when the `Noles clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title...had two rushing touchdowns in three games (Miami, Duke and Maryland)...his 3-yard TD run against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship game put the Seminoles out in front to stay...finished with 59 yards on 13 carries against the Yellow Jackets, including a game-high 21-yard jaunt.
2011: True freshman who took over as the team's top tailback when Chris Thompson went down with a broken back in the Wake Forest game...put up the fifth-most rushing yards (579) by a true freshman running backin school history joining the likes of Greg Allen (1981), Roosevelt Snipes (1983), Travis Minor (1997) and Larry Key (1974)...led FSU in rushing attempts (120), yards (579), average per rush (4.8), rushing touchdowns (8) and yards rushing per game (48.2)...ranked sixth on the team in receptions (15) and gained 111 yards receiving...scored a rushing TD in six of the 12 games he played in including two games with multiple rushing TDs...became just the fifth freshman in school history to run for 100 yards in consecutive games (Duke and Maryland) and was the first freshman to post back-to-back 100 rushing yard games since 1988...led the team in rushing in seven of the last nine games of the season...appeared in first career game as a Seminole against ULM and rushed seven times for 25 yards and scored his first collegiate TD on a one-yard run in the third quarter...had 45 yards of offense against CSU...team-best 37 yards rushing on five carries at Wake Forest...totaled 109 rushing yards on 19 carries at Duke, becoming the first Seminole to log 100 yards on the ground in a game in 2011...totaled 100 yards rushing on 11 carries versus Maryland...also scored on a career-long 41-yard run against the Terrapins and on a 10-yard run against the Blue Devils...rushed for a 7-yd TD versus NC State...scored twice versus Boston College (12-yard run and 3-yard run) making it a fourth straight game that he rushed for a touchdown...led FSU with 76 yards rushing versus Miami...ended the regular season with both offensive touchdowns scored in the Seminoles win over Florida in Gainesville...carried 13 times for 48 yards in the win against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl...earned one of six freshman academic awards for his work in the classroom and voted a Top Newcomer on offense at the team's annual banquet...earned CFN Freshman All-American honorable mention honors.
PERSONAL: Enrolled early in January 2011...considered one of the most versatile runners in the country, effectively running between the tackles and capable of using his 4.5 40-yard dash speed to turn the corner...a four-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...ranked the No. 10 running back and the No. 108 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 9 running back by Scout.com...No. 15 running back by ESPN...rated as the No. 5 running back and the No. 52 overall player in the nation by 247Sports...helped lead Miami Central to the 2010 Class 6A state title and was named the MVP after gaining 308 yards on 36 carries - falling just 20 yards shy of a state championship game record...as a senior ran for Miami-Dade County-leading 2,208 yards and 26 touchdowns...recorded 663 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the final two games of the state playoffs...rushed for 545 yards and two touchdowns as a junior back-up to Kentucky signee Brandon Gainer...first Team All-Dade by The Miami Herald...member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 4 running back...No. 24 on the SuperPrep Elite Top 50 and No. 4 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...born March 15, 1992.
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