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#52 Ukeme Eligwe
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 239
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Stone Mountain
2014 Outlook: Extremely versatile defensive player who can help the Noles out in several ways. Has shown to be a force on special teams and will have an opportunity to play consistently with the first-team defense in 2014. Could be a recognizable name at the Sam linebacker position with his sound tackling and good instincts. Can make plays all over the field and possesses tremendous agility and good lateral movement to take on blockers and get out in pass coverage.

2013: Redshirt freshman played a key role in 2013 appearing in 13 of 14 games...one of Seminoles most versatile players, he saw action as a linebacker, defensive end and on special teams where he wreaked havoc on the kickoff coverage unit, tying for the team-lead with 10 kick return stops…shared Special Team Newcomer Award at the end-of-year banquet…made his first career tackle for loss and finished with three total tackles against Nevada...had six tackles against Bethune-Cookman...recorded three tackles – including two on kickoff coverage – at Boston College...registered three tackles – including the first sack of his career at Clemson...posted two tackles and 1.0 sacks against NC State…made key stop in BCS National Championship Game, making solo tackle on Auburn’s All-America returner Chris Davis’ 17-yard return with nine seconds remaining and FSU clinging to a 34-31 lead.  

2012: Redshirt season.

PERSONAL: A consensus top 10 prospect nationally at the linebacker position...U.S. Army All-American...SI.com Second Team All-American...ESPNU 150 member...both Rivals and 247Sports had him listed as a top 100 prospect...listed at No. 47 nationally by Rivals and No. 96 by 247Sports...ESPN listed him as the 116th-best prospect...a consensus 4-star prospect...ESPN had him listed as No. 47 in the region...Rivals listed him as the second-best prospect in Georgia this year...listed as the eighth-best prospect in Georgia by 247Sports and the 11th-best by ESPN...Rivals considered him the second-best linebacker prospect in the nation...ESPN listed him No. 3 among linebackers, Scout No. 6 and 247Sports No. 7...collected more than 25 scholarship offers and committed to FSU on his 17th birthday...chose FSU over Cal and Georgia...cited FSU’s nationally ranked criminology program as one of the factors in his choice to play for the Seminoles.

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