Florida State leads nation with 11 NFL Draft picks to establish a new school record, as six 'Noles hear their name called Saturday.
Five Seminoles go in first 42 picks for first time in school history with the Friday-night picks of Tank Carradine and Menelik Watson.
Bjoern Werner goes 24th overall to the Colts and Xavier Rhodes goes 25th overall to the Vikings as FSU has three player selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Senior Year (2005): Noseguard who rewrote the FSU record books for a defensive lineman this season...started a career-high 13 games this season...recorded a school record 25 tackles for loss, giving him 37 for his career which ranks fourth in FSU history...second nationally in tackles for loss by any defender...ranked first among interior defensive linemen...ranked first in the ACC in tackles for loss...sixth on the team in tackles with 66...tied for third on the team with 39 solo tackles...led the team and was fifth in the conference in sacks with nine (also a career-high)...second on the team in quarterback hurries with 15...led the team in fumble recoveries with two...named a FWAA team first team All-American and a CNNSI.com first team All-American...voted second team All-ACC...listed 19th overall in draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.'s Top 25 for the 2006 NFL draft...was named to ESPN.com first team All-Film team where they rank players based on game film and production.
Junior Year (2004): Started at defensive tackle in seven games, including the Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia...finished the year with three tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry...best game came against UAB where he recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack...named the defense's King of the Boards and most dependable defensive lineman following spring drills.
Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games and started two at noseguard (Virginia and Wake Forest) for an injured Jeff Womble...came into the season sharing FSU coaches Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors with A.J. Nicholson...ranked third among defensive lineman with 38 tackles (19 solo, 19 assisted)... recorded a career-high eight stops for loss...also had five QB hurries, two pass break-ups, one and a half sacks and a fumble recovery.
Freshman Year (2002): Played in eight games as a true freshman...totaled 13 tackles, one tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries...was injured in the game against Florida and did not participate in the Sugar Bowl, which proved costly because of reduced numbers at the position.
High School: No. 2 rated defensive tackle according to Florida Times-Union...named to the Times-Union Super 75...selected to play in the 2002 Georgia-Florida All-Star game...was No. 14 overall on the Florida Kids top 100 list...rated as the No. 2 defensive lineman by Florida Kids...also named to the 2001 Florida Kids All-Gridiron Football Dream Team...had 18 1/2 sacks as a senior...led team to the state finals as a senior...selected Florida State over Florida and Miami.
Personal: Born November 23, 1983...majoring in social science.