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20   Nick Maddox
Nick Maddox


Kannapolis, NC

High School:
A.L. Brown

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 196

Running Back


At Florida State: The starter at tailback last season who will share playing time with No. 1 rusher Greg Jones this year…listed second on the depth chart after spring practice…the most productive back at the 2002 Garnet & Gold game…averaged almost 6.3 yards per carry in the spring game which capped a strong off-season for the senior…named the most dependable running back in the annual spring awards…very elusive in the open field with great explosive athlete who is a big-play threat every time he touches the ball…excellent receiver out of the backfield…actually switched to wide receiver as a sophomore to take advantage of his pass catching skills.

Junior Year (2001): Started all but the NC State game at tailback for the Seminoles as a junior...FSU's second leading rusher with 438 yards on 98 carries...averaged 4.5 yards per carry ...scored three touchdowns on the ground...excellent receiver who finished the year as FSU’s fourth leading receiver with 26 catches for 262 yards and one touchdown...third on the team in total offense with 437 yards on 99 attempts...rushed for a season-high 94 yards and two touchdowns against Wake Forest ...ran for 86 yards and a score in season-opener at Duke...had 15 carries for 35 yards over the last four games of the season.

Sophomore Year (2000): Played in all 13 games as a receiver, tailback and kick returner…started the year at wide receiver, but returned to tailback when four Seminole running backs were injured in the Wake Forest game…worked at both positions during bowl practice…caught seven passes for 135 yards and one score…had two catches for 63 yards and a TD against UNC, including a career-long reception of 39 yards… rushed seven times for 70 yards…had a career-long run of 41 yards at Wake Forest…led the team with 18 punt returns.

Freshman Year (1999): Finished his first year third on the team with 111 yards on 29 rushing attempts...also caught five passes for 34 yards...returned two kickoffs for 43 yards...had 46 yards on seven carries in the season opening win over Louisiana Tech…rushed eight times for 39 yards at North of just three freshmen to play in 1999.

High School: One of the most sought after running backs in the country...totaled 2,536 yards and 33 touchdowns on 267 carries as a senior (9.5 yards per carry)...had 20 catches for 268 yards and eight scores...added four punt returns for touchdowns of 50 yards or more...finished his career with 6,624 rushing yards and 114 touchdowns (a state record at the time)...a Parade All-American and first-team USA Today All-USA selection...the USA Today Player of the Year for the state of North Carolina ...Tom Lemming's No. 1 prospect in the Mid-Atlantic and No. 2 prospect nationally...SuperPrep's No. 4 running back (No. 14 player overall) nationally...No.1 running back in the country by PrepStar and offensive MVP of the ACC region… regarded as the No. 8 prospect in the country by The Sporting News...listed at No. 22 overall by the NRA...named the 1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions high school player of the year for the Southern region and state of North Carolina (athletic/academic achievement)...the No. 1 player in the state according to Bill Buchalter...also ran track and played basketball at Brown...led football team to 13-1 season as a senior...carried 10 times for 102 yards and two scores (12 and 60-yard runs) in the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl...reported 40-yard dash of 4.5...chose FSU over Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Notre Dame.

Personal: Business administration major…born December 11, 1980.

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