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67   John Frady
John Frady

RS Senior

Jacksonville, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 270


At Florida State: Will battle with converted defensive lineman Ryan McMahon and Brandon Davis for staring duties at center...will need to continue to learn offensive line coach Rick Trickett's system and new techniques to regain the starting job he had in 2006...has lost 45 pounds since the start of the 2006 season...has the opportunity to be an impact player in his senior season...never played center before coming to Florida of only two players on the line to start every game in 2006 and has now started 21 games in his career...the only Seminole to start at least one game in each of the last four seasons...played in 37 career games.

Junior Year (2006): Frady and Jacky Claude are the only two returning offensive linemen to start all 13 games in 2006...behind Frady and the offensive line, FSU rushed for 100 yards six times and piled up over 400 yards of total offense on four occasions... Florida State's offense ranked fourth overall in the ACC (324.7 yards per game), second in passing (230.6) and second in scoring (26.5 points per game)...started the Boston College contest as quarterback Drew Weatherford accounted for 338 yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in the ACC during 2006...also on the line as Antone Smith rushed for 20.2 yards per carry against Duke, the fourth-best singlegame performance in the conference in 2006...versus Rice the Seminole offense piled up a season-high 287 rushing yards and 500 total yards with Frady starting at center.

Sophomore Year (2005): Played in a total of eight games and started five...started The Citadel and Boston College games at center for an injured David Castillo...later started at guard when Matt Meinrod went down in games against Virginia, Duke and Maryland...did not play in the final four games of the season after injuring his shoulder. 2004: Received a medical redshirt after dislocating his elbow in practice prior to the game against North Carolina...started the first two games of the season against Miami and UAB and played in the third game against Clemson at the center position before injuring his elbow and missing the final nine games of the season...starts against Miami and UAB were the second and third of his career...Florida State passed for 238 yards and ran for 251 with Frady at center against UAB.

Freshman Year (2003): Played in 11 games including the Seminoles' Orange Bowl game against Miami...named to The Sporting News' 2003 All-ACC Freshman team...earned his first career start at Virginia in place of David Castillo who did not start because of an injury...earned considerable playing time at center as a true freshman in 2003 as Castillo went down with injuries...played extremely well during his true freshman season...earned his first career start at center against Virginia in place of Castillo as the first true freshman to start on the offensive line in the last 12 years...stepped in for an injured Castillo early against Miami and played very well.

High School: Graduated from Bolles in 2003...rated a four star player by and was the eighth highest rated offensive guard in the all-state first team and All-First Coast selection as a junior and senior...voted one of Florida's Super 75 by the Florida Times- Union...rated one of Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top of Florida's Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel... recorded 108 pancake blocks from his offensive line position as a senior...a member of the 2002 Class 2A state football champion Bolles Bulldogs...played in the 2A state championship game at Doak Campbell Stadium during his senior season.

Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1984...already received his undergraduate degree in finance/real estate and is currently pursuing his MBA...grandfather, Rocco Morabito, won a Pulitzer Prize as a photo journalist in 1968 at the Florida Times-Union for "The Kiss of Life.".

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