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72   Ron Lunford
Ron Lunford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
White

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 358

Position:
OT

Birthdate:
11/26/1982


Senior Year (2005): Earned his first start of the season at Florida...saw playing time in nine games, starting the final three, including the ACC Championship and the Orange Bowl...has played at both tackle spots and at right guard for the Seminoles in 2005 due to injuries...started the ACC Championship at right guard and moved to tackle in the second half...played in 35 games in his Seminole career...earned the title of King of the Boards for the offense during the spring of 2005.

Junior Year (2004): Played in 11 of Florida State's 12 games including the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia in his hometown of Jacksonville...earned starts in the season opener against Miami and in the Seminoles' victory over Duke...started in place of Bobby Meeks in both games...played well on special teams as a member of the field goal and extra point teams.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games as a redshirt sophomore...earned his first career start against Virginia...blocked for a group of running backs that averaged 4.6 yards per carry...worked on an offensive line for an offense that finished second in the ACC in scoring, third in pass offense, fourth in pass efficiency and third in total offense.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in two games against Duke and North Carolina as a redshirt freshman...gained valuable experience playing as an understudy to senior starter Montrae Holland and sophomore Bobby Meeks.

2001: Redshirted.

High School: Graduated from Ed White High School in 2001... ranked 13th on Tom Lemming's list of the Top-25 offensive linemen in the nation...did not play as a junior, but came on strong in his senior season...ranked as the third-best prep offensive lineman in the country by BorderWars.com, given a five-star rating by the recruiting web site...All-America First-Team and was ranked as the 18th best player nationally by Rivals.com...named to Max Emfinger's Top 25 players nationally...listed on Florida Times Union's Super 75...also listed on Atlanta Journal Constitution Southern Super 100...earned all-state first-team and all-city first-team mention for his play at offensive tackle...played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2001...selected Florida State over Auburn, Florida, Miami and Georgia.

Personal: Born November 26, 1982...major is social science...nickname is "Lucky"...given the nickname after a poolside accident nearly cost him his life when he was six years old...after falling into the pool at a friend's house, a friend's uncle performed CPR on Lunford to save his life.

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