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8   Bryant McFadden
Bryant McFadden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hollywood, FL

High School:
McArthur

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
CB


At Florida State: Should contend for All-America and All-ACC honors as he returns to his starting role at left cornerback...missed the last two games of last season with a groin injury...perhaps the Seminoles' best corner in man-to-man coverage ...has played in 37 games and started nine over the first three years of his career...all nine starts came as a junior last year (2003)...FSU's defensive backfield allowed only 12 passing touchdowns in 13 games (0.92 per game) in 2003...a back injury forced him to miss his true freshman season and he was slowed by various injuries as a sophomore in 2001 ...improved confidence has been a key to his development...has worked diligently on his technique during his career and earned the starting job at left cornerback during spring 2003...biggest improvement may have come in the weight room and with the Seminoles' conditioning coaches...earned the award for the most dependable defensive back during spring practice in 2004.

Junior Year (2003): Played in 12 of Florida State's 13 games with his only missed game coming against NC State... started nine games...played sparingly and did not start Florida State's game against Miami in the Orange Bowl because of a groin injury...broke up a career-high nine passes which ranked second on the team...ranked 17 th on the team in tackles with a career-high 28 stops...had a career-high 23 unassisted and a career-high five assisted tackles during the season...four tackles (all unassisted) in wins over Georgia Tech and Virginia tied his single-game career-high...caused a career-high three fumbles during the season...forced fumbles in three consecutive games (Wake Forest and Notre Dame and against Clemson)...season-high five tackles came at Notre Dame.

Sophomore Year (2002): Saw substantial action in all 14 games...tied for the team lead in interceptions with three which ranked seventh in the ACC...played the best game of the season against Maryland when he broke up two passes and recorded two interceptions as the Seminoles defeated the Peach Bowl Bound Terps in College Park... recorded 21 total tackles including 18 solo hits...was one of only two Seminoles to record a multi-interception games...a third interception came in Florida State's victory over North Carolina...credited with four pass break-ups during the season, including one against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl...recovered a fumble in Florida State's victory at Wake Forest.

Freshman Year (2001): Earned playing time in all 11 regular season games and recorded 22 tackles (19 unassisted and three assisted)...his 19 unassisted tackles ranked ninth on the team among all defensive players while his 22 total stops ranked fourth among the Seminoles' defensive backs...the only non-starter to record 19 or more unassisted tackles...single-game career-high six tackles came against Clemson as the Seminoles won on the road...credited with his career-high of four unassisted tackles against Clemson...first career fumble recovery came against Virginia in the Seminoles' 43-7 victory...credited with two pass break-ups with one each coming against Duke and North Carolina...missed the Gator Bowl after fracturing his right foot while practicing in Jacksonville with the team prior to the Jan. 1 game.

2000: Redshirted along with most of his recruiting class.

High School: Graduated from McArthur High School in 2000...regarded by most experts as the top prep cornerback in the nation....a USA Today All-USA first-team selection as a senior...the No. 1 defensive back in the nation and the top overall prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep...a Parade Magazine All-America first team selection...one of three current Florida State players (Travis Johnson and Eric Moore) who earned Parade Magazine All-America honors in 2000...selected to the Super Southern 100 Team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...an All-South selection by the Orlando Sentinel ...the No. 1 prospect in the state of Florida by the St. Petersburg Times...the No. 1 cornerback in the nation by Rivals100.com ...All-America first-team by PrepStar and Football News ...The No. 1 defensive back and No. 3 overall prospect in the Southeast by PrepStar...G&W All-America selection...credited with 150 total tackles (75 in each season) during his junior and senior seasons combined...recorded two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown as a senior and two interceptions as a junior...selected Florida State over Miami, Georgia, Tennessee and Michigan.

Personal: Born November 21, 1981...majoring in studio art...grew up in South Carolina as a Clemson fan before moving to south Florida in 1985.

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