Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at what each returning football player did in 2012 and looks ahead at what to expect from them when spring practices get started.
Friday and Saturday are special days for the many FSU students that will take part in Fall 2012 commencement ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Included in this semester's graduation celebration are 26 current and former student-athletes.
Saturday marks the last time that many members of the 2009 signing class will play at Doak Campbell Stadium. Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at that '09 class and breaks down the careers of each signee.
Halfway through the season, Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks at the what each of the freshmen, redshirt freshman and junior-college transfers have done for the 'Noles.
Jimbo Fisher said it as much, new 'Noles tight end Kevin Haplea was a "free agent" scooped up by a team with "cap room." Plus, a note on a possible redshirt for defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel.
2012 OUTLOOK: One of the most physically talented interior defensive linemen in the program, but has been limited while battling injuries. Had a productive spring and should be able to add depth to a very talented group of defensive tackles.
2011: Redshirt junior who saw limited time playing in only four games...credited with four tackles, including three solo stops...saw his first action since early in the 2009 season when he picked up two tackles against Charleston Southern...registered two solo tackles in the road win at Boston College.
2010: Missed spring practice while recovering from elbow and shoulder surgeries and ended up missing the fall season after injuring himself during fall camp.
2009: Played in 12 games and logged nine starts, despite dealing with an elbow injury throughout the season...finished with 12 tackles and one tackle for loss, which came in a road win at North Carolina...came up with his first career fumble recovery against Georgia Tech...registered a career-high four tackles in win over NC State, including a career-best three solo stops.
2008: Started first two games of his FSU career as a true freshman and saw action in eight contests...had eight tackles and one tackle for loss...registered three tackles in each of his first two games against Western Carolina and Chattanooga...was one of only two true freshmen to start on defense for the Seminoles.
PERSONAL: Earned a four-star rating from both Rivals and Scout...FSWA 4A All-State honorable mention selection as a senior...participated in the FACA North-South All-Star game... recorded 15 sacks as a junior at Hillsborough High...was timed at 4.68 in the 40-yard dash...in addition to playing football he also wrestled and was an accomplished thrower on the Hillsborough track and field team...born January 12, 1990.