How many 'Noles will be selected in the first round? Will FSU set a school record for total number of draft selections? Those answers and more when the NFL's annual selection process kicks off Thursday night.
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.
Dustin Hopkins learned to put his faith not in his golden toe, but in a golden promise.
The Florida State football team boasts veteran leadership across the roster that sets an example for the Seminoles' younger players both on the field and in the classroom
In preparation for the Aug. 6 start of FSU football's fall camp, Seminoles.com previews an offensive and defensive position every day this week. Thursday: Offensive linemen and special teams
2012: Third-year starting long snapper for the Seminoles, who handled virtually every punt, field goal and PAT snap since the start of the 2010 season - a span of 31 games...began his collegiate career at Auburn, then was reunited with FSU special teams coordinator Eddie Gran in Tallahassee...did not have an errant snap lead to a blocked punt or missed kick in three seasons with the `Noles...holds the distinction of snapping to 2011 consensus All-American punter Shawn Powell and for 2012 Walter Camp All-American and all-time FBS kick scoring leader Dustin Hopkins...was selected to the Senior Bowl watch list and was invited to the Raycom All-Star game.
2011: Completed second season as the Seminoles' deep snapper for all punts and placement kicks...continued his streak of perfection as FSU did not have a punt or kick blocked in his two seasons, spanning 27 games...an integral part of Florida State's special teams units which was regarded as the best in the nation and ranked No. 1 among FBS schools based on the Football Outsiders Efficiency Ratings...punter Shawn Powell led the nation in overall punting (47.0) and ranked second in net average (41.3)...kicker Dustin Hopkins converted all 44 of his PAT attempts, extending his school record streak to 130, and his 22 field goals ranked among the national leaders...beyond his snapping duties, Dellenbach registered a pair of special teams tackles and downed two of Powell's 23 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.
2010: Started all 14 games for the Seminoles snapping for one of the top kicking tandems in the nation in placekicker Dustin Hopkins and punter Shawn Powell.
PERSONAL: Started his collegiate career at Auburn where he was on the team in 2008 and 2009...played his high school football at North Broward Prep in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he played tight end and defensive end...also played lacrosse and ran track...son of former Wisconsin Badger Jeff Dellenbach, who played center and served as a deep snapper in the NFL for 15 years in stints with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles...born on April 13, 1990.