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98   Alex Boston
Alex Boston

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bartow, FL

High School:
Bartow

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 263

Position:
DE


10/20/2007

Florida State vs. Miami 2007

Florida State vs. Miami Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, in Tallahassee, Fla.

At Florida State: Begins fall camp as the Seminoles' starter at the right defensive end position...has started at all four lineman positions (left and right end, nose guard and tackle) during his career...has started 16 games during his career - seven as a sophomore and nine as a junior... has earned seven career starts at left end (all in 2005), four starts at right end (all in 2006), three starts at nose guard (all in 2006) and one at tackle (in 2006)...has played in 35 of the Seminoles' 38 games in the last three seasons...enters his senior season with 11.0 tackles for loss...two career sacks - one against Syracuse as a sophomore in 2005 and one against Duke as a junior in 2006...helped Florida State rank second in the ACC in rushing defense...Florida State's defense limited its' opponents to 90.7 rushing yards per game.

Junior Year (2006): Played in 10 of Florida State's 13 games while splitting time at left end, nose guard and defensive tackle positions...started four games at right end (Wake Forest, Western Michigan, Florida, UCLA), three at the nose guard position (Rice, NC State, Duke) and one at the defensive tackle spot (Clemson)...was one of four players (also D.J. Norris, Darrell Burston and Kevin McNeil) who earned starting assignments at left end and one of four players who started at the defensive tackle position (also Andre Fluellen, Budd Thacker and Letroy Guion)...missed three games during the season because of a sprained ankle...injured his ankle in pre-season two-a-day practice sessions and worked throughout the season to keep it as healthy as possible...finished sixth on the team with six tackles for minus yards...second career sack in Florida State's victory over Duke...tied his career-high with two tackles for minus yardage in the Seminoles' victory over Western Michigan.

Sophomore Year (2005): Played in all 13 games while earning seven starting assignments at the left defensive end position...started seven of the final nine games including the ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech...became a key part of the defensive front after Darrell Burston and Kamerion Wimbley suffered injuries during the middle of the season...set career-highs in tackles (18) and hurries (5) during his second season...recorded his first career sack and had two quarterback hurries in a 38-14 win over Syracuse...forced the first fumble of his career in Florida State's 41-24 victory over Wake Forest...his 4.5 tackles for loss were third best on the team among defensive ends and he registered at least half a tackle for loss in five different games...single-game career-high in tackles for loss (two) and had three total tackles in the regular season finale at Florida...personal best four tackles came in Florida State's triple overtime loss to Penn State in the Orange Bowl.

Freshman Year (2004): Saw playing time in all 12 games...recorded three tackles, a half tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries on the season...a special teams member as well as a reserve at defensive end...a two-sport athlete who spent the spring of 2004 with the Florida State baseball team as an outfielder.

2003: A redshirt season

High School: Graduated from Bartow High School in 2003...a four star player by Rivals.com and the eighth rated weakside defensive end in the country...rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...as a senior had 65 tackles and 12 sacks...his junior year he earned All-Lakeland Ledger honors after recording 15 sacks...was also one of the top outfield prospects in the country and has a terrific arm...Team One Baseball ranked him as the No. 72 player in the nation...played in one game for the FSU baseball team in 2004.

Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1984...majoring in social science.

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