FSU enters spring practice with a roster full of upperclassmen pass catchers and some talented younger players known respectively for their size and speed.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: big wide receiver Isaiah Jones.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor breaks down FSU's returning offensive players and looks at the 'Noles' needs at quarterback, running back/fullback, wide receiver, tight end and offensive line heading into National Signing Day 2013.
A day after winning the ACC title, Florida State held its annual team banquet and here's a list of all the student-athletes that earned individual, team, academic and strength & conditioning awards for the 2012 season.
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
Images from the days leading up to the matchup between Florida State and Northern Illinois in Miami.
2012 OUTLOOK: Redshirt junior receiver, who returns to add depth to FSU's deepest unit after he missed the majority of 2011 with a knee injury. Has outstanding hands, body control and concentration making him a solid possession receiver for the `Noles. One of 11 Seminoles playing this fall who has already received an undergraduate degree. Earned the Matt Schmauch (Sch-Mock) Award after spring 2012, which is an award established in honor of the former assistant football academic advisor who passed away in June of 2003 and honors the student-athlete who best characterizes the values that Schmauch represented and a person who is accountable and responsible in the classroom.
2011: Redshirt-sophomore receiver who was enjoying another productive spring practice before injuring his knee which caused him to miss the majority of the 2011 season...returned to log a couple of snaps against NC State and Boston College...received his degree in finance during spring commencement in April 2012.
2010: Redshirt-freshman who hauled in three catches for 26 yards...played in 13 games, mostly on special teams...had a career-high two catches at Oklahoma...caught a pass for two yards at Maryland...season-long 18-yard reception came at Oklahoma.
2009: Spent his redshirt season working on the scout team where he earned Offensive Scout team MVP honors...a member of the 2008 signing class, he delayed his enrollment until January `09 and participated in spring practice...earned a 4.0 GPA in the fall semester.
PERSONAL: Starred locally at Lincoln High where he rolled up 1,100 yards and 13 TDs on just 29 receptions as a senior in the fall of 2007...earned second team 4A All-State honors as a senior...selected to the Tallahassee Democrat's All-Big Bend first team...also ran track at Lincoln...carried a 4.5 weighted GPA in high school...grandfather played football for FSU in the 1950s...chose FSU over offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa and South Florida...born February 13, 1990.