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Ro'Derrick Hoskins
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Ro'Derrick Hoskins 1877587
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Evans

2016 Butkus Award Candidate

2015: Talented young linebacker started six games – two at weak side linebacker and four at middle linebacker – while making 12 overall appearances...finished sixth on the team with 52 tackles (31 solo)...ranked third on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss...wrapped up the season with two pass breakups...posted career-highs in tackles over three consecutive games early in the season (seven vs. USF and at Boston College and then eight at Wake Forest)...earned his first career start at Boston College finishing with seven tackles including six solo stops…tallied 36 tackles in his six starts…led or tied for the team lead in tackles three times in 2015 – vs. USF, at Boston College and at Georgia Tech…posted a career-high 2.0 TFL vs. USF and at Georgia Tech....named a game captain for games against Miami and Syracuse.

2014: Reserve linebacker who saw action in 13 games, mostly on special teams...finished the season with nine tackles...had a season-best four stops against The Citadel...added three tackles versus Wake Forest...had one solo stop against Oklahoma State in the season-opener and one tackle versus Virginia.

2013: Redshirt linebacker was a valuable member of the scout team.

PERSONAL: ESPN four-star recruit and member of the ESPN300 (No. 168)...three-star recruit according to Rivals, 247Sports and Scout.com in the 2013 recruiting classs...selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston, Texas...made a key fourth quarter interception in the All-American game...ranked 14th at his position by ESPN, No. 36 by Rivals and No. 60 by 247Sports...ESPN listed Hoskins as the state’s 35th-best prospect while MaxPreps listed him at No. 68, Rivals at No. 80 and Scout.com at No. 104...PrepStar All-Southeast Region...No. 8 on the Orlando Sentinel’s 2013 Central Florida Super 60, ahead of highly recruited high school teammate Tony Stevens...BHSN No. 10 player in central Florida...No. 79 in the Southeast according to ESPN...two-way player who played linebacker and receiver at Evans but will play defense for FSU despite being given the opportunity to play both positions with the Seminoles...chose FSU over Louisville and Auburn...born August 23, 1994...majoring in social science.

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