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#72 Kareem Are
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 334
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Elmont, N.Y.
High School: Sewanhaka
Other College: Fort Scott (Kan.) CC
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2015: Appeared in all 13 games making eight starts - all at left guard in 2015...posted a season-best grade of 83 percent at No. 1 Clemson...helped pave the way on the offensive line for Dalvin Cook’s record setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935)...Seminoles finished the year averaging 31.7 points per game (4th in the ACC) and 424.0 yards per game (4th in the ACC)...key protector of FSU’s quarterbacks that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass offense (255.8 yards/game) and third in pass efficiency (142.7) and completion percentage (0.630)...part of an offensive line that ranked 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red zone conversion rate (89.13)...also part of the front line that paced Cook to 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven teams that ranked in the top 50 nationally in rushing defense…was recognized as one of FSU’s Top Newcomers of the Year on offense at the end of the year banquet.

Highly regarded offensive lineman who redshirted in 2014, but is expected to contend for a starting spot at either guard or tackle in 2015. 

PERSONAL: Enrolled at Florida State in January and participated in spring practice...will have two years of eligibility...versatile offensive lineman who played guard at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan., but could play tackle or center...ranked the nation’s No. 1 JUCO offensive guard, and 36th overall JUCO player, by 247Sports...rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN...ranked No. 45 on the ESPN JC50 and No. 46 by Rivals...named First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and First Team All-Region 6 as a freshman and a sophomore at Fort Scott...PrepStar Magazine JUCO All-American...selected to play in New York Upstate/Downstate Game and the Long Island Empire Challenge Game after graduating from Sewanhaka High School in 2012...chose FSU over Ole Miss, South Carolina and Penn State...born March 14, 1994...majoring in social science.

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