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35   B.J. Dean
B.J. Dean

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, AL

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 258

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
12/02/1982


Senior Year (2005): A hard nosed blocker who opens holes in the running game...was used as the personal protector on punt coverage and was on the punt block team...has never been tackled for a loss of yardage in 33 career carries...played in all 13 games this season...scored his only touchdown of the season in the Orange Bowl against Penn State...splits time at fullback on the first team with James Coleman...has scored at least one rushing touchdown in each of the last three season...has started 23 games with a career-high eight starts coming during the 2002 and 2004 season.

Junior Year (2004): Started eight games and played in all 13 including the Gator Bowl against West Virginia...ranked fourth on the team with two rushing touchdowns...scores came in victories over UAB and Clemson...tied his career-high with four carries for six yards in the Seminoles victory over UAB...gained a single-game career-high 15 yards on two carries against Clemson...scored the Seminoles' first touchdown of the game on a two-yard bolt in the second quarter against the Tigers to put Florida State up 10-7 in the 44-21 win...ripped off a career-long 13-yard run in the fourth quarter which led to a Xavier Beitia field goal and a 41-22 Seminole lead...caught three passes for 16 yards with one reception each in victories over Clemson, North Carolina and Syracuse.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in 11 of Florida State's 13 games including the Seminoles' Orange Bowl game against Miami... started seven games at the fullback position...led all Seminole fullbacks and ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 61 yards rushing and a career-high 20 rushing attempts...had at least one carry in 10 of the 11 games he played in as a sophomore...scored his first career touchdown against Duke in the Seminoles' 56-7 victory over the Blue Devils...gained a season-high 12 yards in consecutive games against Miami, Virginia and Wake Forest...had a career-high four carries in consecutive games against Virginia and Wake Forest...season-long run of nine yards came against Miami during the regular season...caught a single-season career-high four passes for 30 yards...caught a nine-yard pass against both Notre Dame and Clemson for his single-game career-highs.

Freshman Year (2002): Started eight games while sharing time as the starter at the fullback position...played in 12 of Florida State's 14 games including the Sugar Bowl against Georgia...had the first carry of his career against Georgia...made the move from linebacker in the spring of 2002...key member of a Seminole ground game that ranked 35th nationally (187.0 yards per game) and produced a 100-yard rusher in eight games...rushing offense ranked third in the ACC and total offense ranked second.

2001: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from Central High School in 2001...recorded 76 solo tackles and 56 assisted tackles as a junior...made 200 tackles as a senior...earned all-state accolades following his junior season...reported 400-pound bench press...given a two-star rating by Rivals100.com...chose Florida State over LSU and Mississippi State.

Personal: Born December 2, 1982...majoring in social science.

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