Gold beats Garnet, 40-24, Saturday as the 'Noles' passing game -- and as a result, the quarterback battle -- steals the show at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Florida State's four-player quarterback battle takes center stage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
FSU moves on from the Chris Thompson and Lonnie Pryor era with four 'Noles in the backfield this spring: Devonta Freeman, Mario Pender, James Wilder, Jr. and Chad Abram.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: running back Ryan Green.
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.
No. 6/8 Florida State mauls Maryland on the road Saturday, 41-14, and in doing so earns a trip to Charlotte to compete for the league title in 2 weeks.
2013 Spring Outlook:Senior fullback who has continued to develop after making the switch from safety in 2011. Expected to take over for four-year starter Lonnie Pryor. Tremendous special teams player who is part of kickoff return, punt return and kickoff coverage units. Displays good power and burst and has a knack for blocking. His athleticism and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield are added pluses on offense.
2012:Played in 13 games, mainly on special teams, where he made his biggest impact and registered five tackles and a forced fumble...started on three of four phases of special teams serving as an edger on kickoff coverage, one of the back ends on kickoff return excelling as a top blocker and one of the top coverage guys on punt return usually responsible for manning the opponent's best coverage player...carried four times on the season gaining 20 yards...carried a career-high three times for 12 yards in the win at Maryland...had a career-long 8-yard carry against Duke.
2011: Played in 11 games, mainly on special teams, where he made his biggest impact and registered five tackles...started on three of four phases of special teams...serving as an edger on kickoff coverage, one of the back ends on kickoff return excelling as a top blocker and one of the top coverage guys on punt return usually responsible for manning the opponent's best coverage player...made the switch to fullback from safety and carried twice on the season gaining five yards...first career carry came against NC State for two yards and added his second for a career-long of three yards against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl.
2010: True freshman defensive back who played in 12 games, all on special teams ... registered first career tackle in the season opener against Samford.
PERSONAL: Committed to Florida State in March 2009...held a three-star ranking from both Rivals and Scout.com...No. 64 player in state by Rivals...No. 13 safety prospect according to ESPN...a standout on special teams with a knack for blocking kicks...blocked five kicks and collected five interceptions as a junior for the Red Devils...missed first three games of his senior season with hand injury...credited with 30 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups...Florida Super 75 selection by the Florida Times-Union newspaper, where he ranked No. 5 among safeties...No. 48 rated player on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100, where he ranked as the No. 4 safety...first team All-Polk selection...born May 22, 1991.