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8   Taiwan Easterling
Taiwan Easterling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hattiesburg, MS

High School:
Oak Grove

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
WR


12/04/2010

Florida State vs. Virginia Tech (ACC Championship)

Photos from Florida State's game against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.

Taiwan Easterling Photo Gallery

2010 GAME-BY-GAME OFFENSIVE STATS

Game REC YDS AVG TD LG AVG/G
4 56 14.0 1 17 56.0
3 64 21.3 1 47 64.0
1 6 6.0 0 6 6.0
6 112 18.7 0 28 112.0
1 7 7.0 0 7 7.0
4 53 13.3 0 31 53.0
3 42
14.0
0
23
42.0
1
29
29.0
0
29
29.0
6 33 5.5 1 9 33.0
2
22
11.0
0
18
22.0
1
3
3.0
0
3
3.0
3
35
11.7
1
15
35.0
VT 6 79 13.2 0 29 79.0
SC 2 10 5.0 1 7 10.0
Totals 41 541 13.2 4
47 41.6

Notable: Missed spring practice while serving as an outfielder for the 2011 Florida State baseball team.

2010: Veteran senior receiver who established new single-season highs for receptions (43), receiving yards (551) and touchdowns (five) over the course of 14 games, including 13 starts...averaged a career-best 12.8 yards per reception ...his career-long touchdown reception of 47 yards came off an EJ Manuel pass on the final play against Oklahoma...caught a pass in all 14 games, extending his team-leading streak to 24 games with at least one reception...established new career-highs with six receptions for 112 yards in FSU's win over Wake Forest...also collected six receptions against North Carolina and Virginia Tech...with 108 career receptions to his credit, Easterling is 18th on FSU's all-time list.

2009: Started six games and played in all 13 for the Seminoles after an amazing recovery from a torn Achilles tendon during offseason conditioning...missed entire spring practice with injury...finished fourth on the team with a career-high 35 receptions for 442 yards and two touchdowns...returned for the opener against Miami and collected two receptions for 21 yards, including a TD...matched his career-high of five receptions twice, including his career-best 104-yard performance against Georgia Tech...also had five receptions and a TD against North Carolina...career-long catch of 39 yards came against NC State...added three receptions for 33 yards in the Gator Bowl win over West Virginia...also used on kickoff returns.

2008: Played in 12 games and made eight starts... third on the team with 30 receptions and 322 yards, which led all freshmen...half of his 30 receptions produced either a first down or a touchdown...opened the season with receptions in each of the first 10 games...nominated for Pontiac Game Changing Performance against Virginia Tech when his leaping catch in the back of the end zone gave FSU its first lead of the game (17-10) against the eventual ACC champions...developed a reputation for delivering in the clutch, especially on third down.

PERSONAL

A three-year quarterback at Magee High School before transferring to Oak Grave and played wide receiver as a senior...caught 69 passes for 1,204 yards and 17 touchdowns to earn second team All-State honors from the Clarion Ledger as a senior...named Mr. Baseball in the state of Mississippi as a senior...hit .455 with 13 homers and 56 RBI to lead Oak Grove ot its ninth state title as a senior...drafted in the sixth round by the Florida Marlins...chose FSU over Mississippi State, Southern Miss and West Virginia...spoke to youngsters in the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation football league about the importance of sportsmanship...served as celebrity waiter for United Way fundraising campaign...born February 24, 1989.

RECEIVING

G Rec Yds TD Avg Lg R/G A/R A/G
2008 12 30 322 1 10.7 28 2.5 10.7 26.8
2009 13 35 442 2 12.6 39 2.7 12.6 34.0
2010 14 43 551 5 12.8 47 3.1 12.8 39.4
Total 39 108 1315 6 12.2 47 2.6 11.8 33.7


Career-Highs:
Receiving:
Receptions 6 (three times), last Virginia Tech, 2010
Yards 112, Wake Forest, 2010
Longest Catch 47, Oklahoma, 2010
TD 1, (five Virginia Tech, 2008
Longest TD 4, Virginia Tech, 2008

Rushing:
Carries 2, Virginia Tech, 2008
Yards 20, at Miami, 2008
Longest Run 20, at Miami, 2008

Kickoff Returns
:
Long 29, two times last at Maryland, 2008
Yards 33, Wake Forest, 2008
Returns 2, Wake Forest, 2008

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