The 'Noles' success at producing on-field professionals is only matched by its ability to produce off-field ones too.
Florida State leads nation with 11 NFL Draft picks to establish a new school record, as six 'Noles hear their name called Saturday.
How many 'Noles will be selected in the first round? Will FSU set a school record for total number of draft selections? Those answers and more when the NFL's annual selection process kicks off Thursday night.
Florida State is loaded with talent at the linebacker position but has just seven scholarship athletes on the roster, including two freshmen that have never played before.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: early-enrollee linebacker Freddie Stevenson.
2012: Played in all 14 games and made 10 starts as the Seminoles strongside linebacker...defensive veteran who played in 49 career games and amassed 155 career tackles...converted from safety and played in 35 games and started a combined14 games in the secondary between 2009-2011...registered 20 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss...made his first solo sack and totaled three tackles in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois...credited with three quarterback hurries, which came in all three of FSU's games versus top 16 opponents (Clemson, Florida, NIU)...helped Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play (3.86), rank second nationally in total defense (254.14 ypg) and rank in the top six nationally in scoring defense (14.71 ppg), rushing defense (92.29 ypg), pass defense (161.86 ypg), pass efficiency defense (95.43) and opponent three-and-outs (6.29 per game)...received the Don Powell Award for the unsung hero on defense and co-recipient of the Defensive Warrior award given by the strength and conditioning staff at the team's annual banquet.
2011: Played in only nine games after being hampered with a groin injury while rotating in at free safety...started against Maryland and made four tackles...earned another start at Boston College and made two stops...also had four tackles against Miami, NC State and ULM...made two stops at Duke.
2010: A first-year starter at free safety, Moody emerged as a physical presence on the back line of the Seminoles' defense...started each of the last 12 games after sitting out the opener with an injury but closed the season in impressive fashion...ranked third on the team with 79 tackles, which included 4.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks...filled his stat line with one interception, two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble...Moody's 36-yard fumble return to the Miami 1-yard line set up a one-play TD drive which gave the 'Noles a 14-0 lead over Miami...over the final four games - Maryland, Florida, Virginia Tech and South Carolina - Moody amassed 40 tackles...recorded a career-high 13 tackles at Maryland, where he also sealed the 30-16 victory by returning his first career interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the waning seconds - the fourth-longest in school history...his pick-six killed the Terps' potential game-tying touchdown drive and helped earn him a share of ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors...followed up with eight tackles and a forced fumble against Florida, then tacked on a game-high 12 tackles against the Hokies in the ACC Championship game and added seven tackles and a half sack against South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2009: Appeared in all 13 games for the Seminoles and earned two starts at the rover position, coming against Jacksonville State and Georgia Tech...finished the year with 33 tackles, which ranked eighth on the squad...registered 23 solo stops...recorded a career-high 10 tackles - seven solos - in victory over Jacksonville State...also earned a half-sack against the Gamecocks...also had a productive four-tackle performances in wins over NC State and against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.
2008: A redshirt season after suffering a shoulder injury which required surgery.
PERSONAL: Four-star prospect and a top five player in the state of Pennsylvania according to Rivals.com...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...named honorable mention for best closing speed and most physical at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...was projected by some outlets as an outside linebacker based on size...helped his Roman Catholic High School team to the league championship as a senior...was athletic enough to line up at cornerback, safety and linebacker in high school...also reeled in 13 TD receptions as a sophomore wideout...chose FSU over offers from Penn State, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Temple...born January 29, 1990.