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.
The Seminoles Returned to Practice on Wednesday afternoon.
Florida State is loaded with talent at the linebacker position but has just seven scholarship athletes on the roster, including two freshmen that have never played before.
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.
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.
FSU's comeback 34-31 victory over Auburn
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#3 FSU vs #7 Miami at Doak Campbell Stadium
Football Bethune Cookman College vs. FSU on 9-21-2013 Photos by Ross Obley
FSU Football vs Pitt 9/2/2013 Photos by Ross Obley
2013: Redshirt freshman played a key role in 2013 appearing in 13 of 14 games...one of Seminoles most versatile players, he saw action as a linebacker, defensive end and on special teams where he wreaked havoc on the kickoff coverage unit, tying for the team-lead with 10 kick return stops...shared Special Team Newcomer Award at the end-of-year banquet...made his first career tackle for loss and finished with three total tackles against Nevada...had six tackles against Bethune-Cookman...recorded three tackles - including two on kickoff coverage - at Boston College...registered three tackles - including the first sack of his career at Clemson...posted two tackles and 1.0 sacks against NC State...made key stop in BCS National Championship Game, making solo tackle on Auburn's All-America returner Chris Davis' 17-yard return with nine seconds remaining and FSU clinging to a 34-31 lead.
2012: Redshirt season
PERSONAL:A consensus top 10 prospect nationally at the linebacker position...U.S. Army All-American...SI.com Second Team All-American...ESPNU 150 member...both Rivals and 247Sports have him listed as a top 100 prospect...listed at No. 47 nationally by Rivals and No. 96 by 247Sports...ESPN lists him as the 116th-best prospect this year...a consensus 4-star prospect...ESPN has him listed as No. 47 in the region...Rivals lists as the second-best prospect in Georgia this year...listed as the eighth-best prospect in Georgia by 247Sports and the 11th-best by ESPN...all four recruiting services have him listed in the top seven nationally at the linebacker position...Rivals considers him the second-best linebacker prospect in the nation...ESPN lists him No. 3 among linebackers, Scout No.6 and 247Sports No. 7...played in a 3-4 system in high school and is projected by most experts to play linebacker at the collegiate level...ESPN says he has the ability to play either inside or outside linebacker at the next level and that he has the strength to shed blockers and the fluidity to avoid contact when pursuing the football...according to the recruiting analyst Keith Niebuhr, the Stone Mountain, Ga., product is smart and athletic and he is able to generate a pass rush from the outside and up the middle...Niebuhr described the linebacker as an athletic freak who has the power to excel against the run and quickness and agility to shine in coverage...collected more than 25 scholarship offers and committed to FSU on his 17th birthday...chose FSU over Cal and Georgia...cited FSU's nationally ranked criminology program as one of the factors in his choice to play for the Seminoles.