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5   Adrian McPherson
Adrian McPherson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bradenton, Fla.

High School:
Southeast

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Position:
Quarterback


At Florida State: Saw playing time as a true freshman behind Chris Rix at quarterback...showed coaches he has the talent and the savvy to lead the FSU offense...excellent passer with great accuracy and strong arm...can run but is a pocket passer...should be even more effective as he gains weight and strength in the off-season program...terrific athlete with all the tools...only athlete in history to be voted both Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida as a high school senior...played briefly for FSU basketball team last season and plans to play for Leonard Hamilton this season.

Freshman Year (2001): Talented enough to see playing time as a true freshman in 2001...backup quarterback all season long who pushed for playing time the entire year...coaches were not afraid to put the talented youngster in games during first season...completed 18-of-37 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns during rookie season...played in seven games...was sacked seven times...attempted a season-high 12 passes and completed a season-high seven in the season-opener against Duke...completed 4-of-7 against Miami...had his best day by percentage against Virginia, completing three of four, including his only two career touchdown passes.

High School: Named Mr. Football for the state of Florida and has a chance to be Mr. Basketball as well…Gatorade Florida Player of the Year…first team class 4A all-state…passed for 3,727 yards on 217 of 355 (61 pct) passing with 42 TD’s and rushed for 765 yards and eight rushing TD’s as a senior…passed for 75 TD’s and 6,161 yards over the past two seasons…selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA…Max Emfinger named him one of their Super 25 and also to their Nifty 150 national list…Border Wars selected him to their Top 100 team…made Florida Times Union Super 75 and Atlanta Constitution Super Southern 100…selected to Gainesville Sun Top 10 list… averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists a game including games of 59, 56, 52, 49 and 46 points in basketball during his junior year…broke his single-game scoring record in basketball with 59 points vs. East Bay…played outfield for his American Legion baseball team that won a state championship last summer…hails from the same high school as former FSU star Peter Warrick…chose FSU over North Carolina.

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