Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at what each returning football player did in 2012 and looks ahead at what to expect from them when spring practices get started.
Wednesday a host of future Florida State football players will put pen to paper and officially join the FSU family. Here's a look at what their soon-to-be teammates were ranked when they were going through the recruiting process.
A day after winning the ACC title, Florida State held its annual team banquet and here's a list of all the student-athletes that earned individual, team, academic and strength & conditioning awards for the 2012 season.
No. 12 Florida State overcomes a key injury, penalties and an early deficit to beat rival Miami on the road Saturday night and become bowl eligible for a nation's-best 31st consecutive season.
Halfway through the season, Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks at the what each of the freshmen, redshirt freshman and junior-college transfers have done for the 'Noles.
FSU's 31-10 victory
Florida State vs. Murray State
2013 SPRING OUTLOOK: Sophomore punter who looks to improve on his freshman campaign, which saw him named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List late in the season. Enters spring coming off a season which saw him have 83 percent of his punts not returned and 49 percent downed inside the 20-yard line.
2012: Played in all 14 games as a freshman...only eight of his 47 punts were returned for a total of 87 yards...23 of his 47 punts were placed inside the 20-yard line...downed nine punts inside the 10-yard line...only recorded two touchbacks on the season...posted a career-long 54 yard punt against Florida...averaged 38.3 yards per punt on the season...FSU's defense only had to make five tackles on his 49 punts as either the punt was out of bounds, downed, fair caught or the receiver ran out of bounds....helped FSU's defense as teams scored only 20.4 percent of the time following a Beatty punt (10-49 with five TD's and five FG's)...five of those scoring drives were of 60+ yards and seven were of 50+ yards.
PERSONAL:Big, tall, athletic punter with a strong leg and plenty of upside at the college level...started his high school career as a quarterback before picking up punting as a junior in 2010 and excelling at that position...earned first team All-Mecklenburg County honors by the Charlotte Observer as a senior while averaging 43.1 yards per punt on 32 attempts and hitting four punts longer than 60 yards...named MEGA 7 3A/4A all-conference by the Charlotte Observer as a junior and senior...threw for more than 800 yards as a junior quarterback but shined that season as a punter averaging 43.5 yards per attempt on his way to All-Mecklenburg County second team honors by the Charlotte Observer...rated the No. 3 punter nationally by kicking guru Chris Sailer of California...two-star prospect by Rivals, a three-star prospect by ESPN and Scout...ranked the No. 4 punter nationally by Scout.com and No. 5 punter nationally by 247Sports...has an older brother, Lucas, who just completed his redshirt year as a quarterback at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.