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12   Gary Cismesia
Gary Cismesia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parrish, FL

High School:
Lakewood Ranch

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
PK


At Florida State: A 2007 preseason All-ACC third team selection by Athlon Magazine...will handle field goal duties for FSU in 2007... one of the most accurate kickers in school history and among the Seminoles' all-time leading scorers...enters his senior season with an extra point success rate of nearly 98 percent (85 of 87, .977) and a field goal success rate of nearly 72 percent (38 of 53, .717)...Florida State's second all-time leader in point after touchdown percentage in two plus years as the Seminoles' starting place kicker...made the first 45 point after touchdown attempts of his career...has made 32 consecutive attempts entering the 2007 season...the third most accurate field goal kicker in school history...has made and attempted every field goal (31 of 44 / .705 percent) in the last two years for Florida State...the last kicker other than Cismesia to attempt a field goal was Xavier Beitia against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl on Jan, 1, 2005...enters his senior season ranked 11th in school history with 199 career points and could climb into Florida State's all-time top five for scoring with a strong season...career-long 53-yard field goal came against Rice (Sept. 23, 2006) in a 55-7 Seminole victory...a three-time ACC Specialist of the Week honoree - twice as a junior in 2006 and once as a freshman in 2004.

Junior Year (2006): A semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award as one of the nation's top placekickers...the eighth leading scorer in the ACC with 81 points and a 6.2 points per game average...the fifth leading scorer as a kicker in the conference...ranked fifth in the ACC in field goals made (14) and field goals made per game (1.1)...one of only two kickers in the ACC who was perfect from beyond 50 yards...made his only attempt from beyond 50 yards...made his final 32 point after touchdown attempts in the final 10 games and made 39 of his 40 attempts during the season...his only miss of the season came in the Seminoles' 55-7 victory over Rice...a two-time ACC Specialist of the Week honoree...earned ACC Specialist of the Week honors following the Seminoles' season opening 13-10 victory over Miami...kicked a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter to put the Seminoles up 3-0, added a point after touchdown following a fourth quarter touchdown by Joe Surratt and kicked the game-winning field goal with 8:01 left on the clock to give Florida State a 13-10 advantage...was responsible for seven of the Seminoles' 13 points and scored nearly as many points in the game as the entire Hurricanes' team...named the ACC Specialist of the Week for the second time during the season (and third time in his career) after making five point after touchdown attempts and two field goals for 11 total points against Rice...outscored Rice, 11-7, in the non-conference victory for Florida State...kicked a 53-yard field goal - his career-best and tied for the fourth longest field goal in the ACC in 2006 - in earning ACC honors... made his season-high of three field goals in Florida State's victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...helped Florida State rank second in the ACC in scoring offense with a 26.5 points per game average.

Sophomore Year (2005): Florida State's starting placekicker throughout the season who attempted all but one field goal or extra point...made 17 of 24 field goal attempts (.708 percent) and 42 of 43 point after touchdown attempts (.977 percent)...his 17 field goals and 42 PAT's were both career-high statistics for kicks made in a season... successfully converted six field goals of more than 40 yards and his season-long field goal of 49 yards in Florida State's 55-24 victory over Duke...made his first 38 point after touchdown attempts before missing in the second quarter of the Seminoles' Orange Bowl game against Penn State...scored a single-season career-high 93 points which tied him with former Seminole Derek Schmidt for the ninthhighest scoring total in school history...his point total was the fourthhighest in the ACC and the most by a Florida State kicker since Xavier Beitia scored 107 points in 2003...attempted a field goal in all but one of the Seminoles' games and was the only player to score in all 13 games...recorded a season-high two field goals in seven different games, including Florida State's ACC Championship victory over Virginia Tech...handled kickoff duties in seven games and set a careerhigh for touchbacks with six.

Freshman Year 2004: The Seminoles' kicker in the final three games of the regular season against Duke, NC State and Florida...tied Florida State's single game record with five field goals against Duke...named ACC Specialist of the Week following his performance vs. the Blue Devils...went seven-of-nine on field goal attempts and four-of-four on extra point attempts for the season...started his career seven-for-seven before missing his final two attempts vs. Florida... scored the Seminoles' first 15 points of the game against Duke and outscored the Blue Devils 17-7 for the game...kicked his season-long field goal of 44 yards in his only attempt at NC State...field goal against the Wolfpack put the Seminoles ahead, 17-10, with 3:01 remaining in the game...Florida State earned the Thursday night victory by that score.

High School: Graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School in 2004...the No. 15 rated kicker in the nation by Rivals.com...garnered All-America First Team honors from Kicking.com...named the Manatee County MVP and was named all-area for Manatee and Sarasota counties...made 12-of-14 field goals, including all five attempts from over 50 yards...in addition, 89 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks...earned all-state first-team honors as a junior...picked Florida State over Georgia Tech.

Personal: Born Sept. 20, 1985...major is criminology...last name pronounced SIS-maysh-uh.

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