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#4 Dalvin Cook
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 202
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Central
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(Updated Nov. 9, 2015)

2015: The most explosive player in the nation, Florida State sophomore running back Dalvin Cook is on pace to shatter every rushing record in Seminole history and is quickly putting together one of the most prolific rushing seasons in college football history…

  • Named Midseason All-American by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports
  • Walter Camp National Player of the Week (Sept. 13) and two-time ACC Offensive Back of the Week (Sept. 14, Oct. 12)
  • Has rushed for 1,232 yards and 12 touchdowns on 148 carries through Nov. 8
  • Cook is just 12 yards away from breaking 20-year-old FSU single-season rushing record (1,242, set by Warrick Dunn in 1995) in only nine games
  • Leads the ACC and ranks second in the nation in rushing yards per game (153.9) and yards per carry (8.3 – tops in Power 5)
  • Averaging 211.3 rushing yards per game versus FBS teams with a winning record – the highest average of any player in the country by over 50 yards (Alabama’s Derrick Henry is second, 158.0)
  • Leads the nation with six 50-yard runs – only four Power 5 running backs have had more in an entire season in the last decade (David Hale, ESPN)
  • Leads the nation among Power 5 running backs with 10 runs of 35 or more yards (next closest is LSU’s Leonard Fournette, 6)
  • Leads the nation among Power 5 running backs with 15 runs of 20 or more yards (next closest is LSU’s Leonard Fournette, 13)
  • Ranks fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards (177.0)
  • Also a threat as a receiver, totaling 16 receptions for 185 yards (11.6 average) and one touchdown … Has four catches of over 20 yards
  • Averaging 41.1 yards per touchdown overall and 41.5 yards per rushing score
  • Joined Dunn as the only Seminoles with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons
  • Has five 150-yard rushing games in 2015 – already an FSU single-season record
  • Totaled 194 yards at No. 1 Clemson, including a 75-yard touchdown on his first carry in the first quarter…It’s the most yards versus an undefeated team after Nov. 1 since Tre’ Mason rushed for 195 against FSU in the 2013 national championship (David Hale, ESPN)
  • Rushed for 266 yards and scored three touchdowns (74, 24 and 37 yards) on 30 carries versus USF… His 266-yard effort is the second-best total in FSU history
  • Totaled 222 yards and two touchdowns, while adding three receptions for 47 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown catch against Miami in a primetime nationally televised game… Opened the game with a 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added the game-winning 23-yard run in the fourth quarter
  • His third 200-yard all-purpose game came against Louisville when he rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54 yard romp to the end zone to open the second half…Added four receptions for 60 yards.
  • Opened the season with a 156-yard, two-touchdown performance versus Texas State
  • Had a dazzling 94-yard touchdown run in the first quarter at Wake Forest before leaving the game with a hamstring injury a few plays later
  • Rushed 15 times for 67 yards against the nation’s top rushing defense and total defense, leading FSU to the 14-0 victory at Boston College
  • Had 132 all-purpose yards (82 rushing and 50 receiving) and a 2-yard touchdown at Georgia Tech
  • Missed all but the first few plays of the first quarter at Wake Forest with a minor hamstring injury and returned the next week with his 200+ performance verus Miami...Sat out against Syracuse, but returned the next week to single-handedly rush for more yards at No. 1 Clemson (194) than any team had this season
  • Entered the season as an All-America, Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award candidate after becoming the first freshman to rush for 1,000 yards (1,008) in Florida State history

2014 Honors:

  • All-ACC Second Team (Media)
  • All-ACC Third Team (Coaches)
  • Athlon Sports All-Freshman Second Team
  • Campus Insiders All-Freshman Team (HM)
  • College Football News All-Freshman Team (HM)

2014: Put together the finest season by a freshman running back in Florida State history, setting an FSU freshman record with 1,008 yards and eight rushing scores on just 170 carries (5.9 ypc)...became first Seminole freshman to reach 1,000-yard plateau and just the ninth player ever…ranked fifth in the ACC in total rushing yards, rushing yards per game (77.5) and yards per carry (5.9)…collected All-ACC Second Team honors from the media and Third Team accolades from the coaches…captured Freshman All-American honors from Athlon Sports, Campus Insiders and College Football News…will enter 2015 behind only Pitt’s James Conner in returning yards rushing among ACC running backs…had five 100-yard rushing games, including the final three games…all five of his 100-yard games came over final nine games and four were on the road…finished with 22 receptions for 203 yards (9.2 ypr)…rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries in just his second start en route to MVP honors in the ACC Championship Game...his 31 carries were the most by a Seminole since Greg Jones also had 31 totes versus Miami in 2002...added five receptions for 43 yards against Georgia Tech for 220 total yards on 36 touches to lead FSU to its third straight conference title...had 103 rushing yards on 15 carries and three receptions for 24 yards in his third career start at the Rose Bowl against Oregon…had 144 yards rushing on 24 carries versus Florida...had 92 yards on just seven carries against his hometown Hurricanes at Miami, including a 44-yard touchdown in the second quarter and the 26-yard game-winning score with 3:05 left in the game...carried the Seminoles to a 21-point comeback win at Louisville by rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries...had five carries for 99 yards in the second half, including a 40-yard score that brought FSU within three at the end of the third quarter and a 38-yard game-winning touchdown with 3:46 left in the game...captured ACC Rookie of the Week and Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week honors following his performance against the Cardinals...rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries in first career start at Syracuse...had a second-half touchdown with 45 yards on only six carries at NC State...scored his first career touchdown on a five-yard run versus The Citadel and finished with a game-high 67 rushing yards on 13 carries.

PERSONAL: Enrolled at Florida State in January 2014...held five-star rankings from both Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star mark by ESPN...rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida, the No. 2 running back in the nation and the overall No. 13 prospect by 247Sports...also ranked in the national Top 25 by Rivals (No. 18) and ESPN (No. 21)...named 2013 Mr. Florida Football by Florida Dairy Farmers Association...rushed for Miami-Dade County-best 1,940 yards and 24 touchdowns on 177 carries (11.0 yards per rush) and intercepted three passes on defense in 2013...led Miami Central to the Class 6A state championship by rushing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-7 win over Seffner Armwood...finished his prep career rushing for 4,267 yards and 64 touchdowns, while leading Miami Central to a 52-5 record...rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in 2014 Under Armour All-America Game...USA Today All-USA Football Team...247Sports Second Team All-American...two-time All-State Class 6A First Team...invited to “The Opening”, an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus...attended same high school as 2013 All-ACC First Team running back Devonta Freeman, who declared for the NFL Draft following the 2013 season after leading the Seminoles in rushing...selected Florida State over Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Miami...born August 10, 1995...majoring in social science.

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