The No. 1-ranked Seminoles had seven first team selections
The Jim Thorpe, Lou Groza, John Mackey, Maxwell and Davey O'Brien awards all could potentially be awarded to FSU football players
'Noles junior is one of eight in contention for nation's premier tight-end award
The 2013 Homecoming Celebration has begun here in Tallahassee. Fans can have a closer look at what's buzzing around campus before the 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
Florida State captures another top-ten win this season after beating No.7 Miami 41-14. Here's some behind the scene snaps of the win.
Florida State win the BCS National Championship with a thrilling 34-31 win over Auburn in Pasadena
24 hours after the 'Noles and Tigers kicked off, here are some action shots from the big game (Photos by Mike Olivella)
Florida State takes on Auburn in the BCS National Championship game
Florida State players and coaches discuss the BCS National Championship
Images from the Seminoles undefeated run to the BCS national championship
2013: One of the nation's top all-around tight ends...hard-nosed, old-school player who doesn't wear gloves and possesses strong hands with a knack for finding the ball whenever it is thrown in his direction...was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end...had 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns...averaging 16.9 yards per catch - a mark that led all tight ends in the nation...his seven scores tied for the second-most by a tight end, nationally...27 of 33 receptions went for a touchdown or a first down...the three-year starter is already the FSU career record-holder for touchdown catches by a tight end (11)...also a punishing blocker and runner...his blocking and receiving talents helped the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)...the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns...set Florida State records for a tight end with 161 receiving yards and a 94-yard reception in the Noles' 51-14 victory at then-No. 3 Clemson...opened the season by scoring three touchdowns at Pitt...added two receiving touchdowns against Maryland...had scoring receptions against NC State and Syracuse...caught three balls for 52 yards at Florida and hauled in three passes for 48 yards versus Duke in the ACC Championship Game...his 66 receptions and 973 yards for his career both rank second for tight ends in Seminole history behind Gary Parris (1970-72), who had 82 receptions and 1,125 yards.
2012: Second-year sophomore starter at the tight end position, where he became a key contributor in both the passing and running game for the Seminoles...appeared in 13 games with 11 starts in 2012...established new single-season highs for receptions (21), yards (252) and touchdowns (3)...it's the most productive season for an FSU tight end for receptions and yards since 2006 and most touchdowns since 1994 (Melvin Pearsall, 5)...scored in three consecutive games with a two-point conversion reception at Virginia Tech, followed by touchdown grabs at Maryland and against Florida...established a new career-high with four receptions at USF.
2011: True freshman tight end who played in all 13 games and registered a pair of starts - his first career start coming on the road at Clemson and another start at Duke...led all FSU tight ends with 12 receptions and 164 yards (13.7 ypc)...had a pair of three-reception games which included the 38-7 win at Boston College, when he finished with a team-leading and career-high 87 receiving yards...hauled in a career-long 58-yard reception against the Eagles which was the longest by an FSU tight end since Lonnie Johnson in 1993...earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after his performance at Boston College...also collected three receptions in his first start at Clemson...had two catches in the opening quarter of the game against No. 1 Oklahoma...did not record a reception in the home win over Miami, but his recovery of a game-sealing onside kick was called the "play of the game" by coach Jimbo Fisher...first career touchddown reception - a three-yard catch - came on the road at Duke....voted a Top Newcomer on offense at the team's annual banquet.
PERSONAL: The top-rated tight end prospect in the country, who presents matchup problems with his athleticism...as a senior, caught 51 passes for 875 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping lead Dwyer to the 2010 Class 4A state football semifinals...helped Dwyer win the 4A title in 2009...U.S. Army All-American...Rivals ranked him as the No. 1 tight end and No. 33 player overall while Scout.com had him the No. 3 tight end and the 62nd best player in the nation...rated a five-star prospect, the No. 1 tight end and the No. 16 overall player in the nation by 247Sports...All-USA Second Team offense by USA Today...No. 20 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 2 tight end prospect...No. 74 on Tom Lemming's MaxPreps.com 2011 Top 100...Sun Sentinel Super 11 selection...No. 1 on the Sun Sentinel's Top 32 Broward County Seniors...No. 3 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 39 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...First Team All-Palm Beach County by Sun Sentinel...also excelled as a punter and special teams player...member of the Florida Times-Union's Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 tight end...Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team...No. 10 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...Grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus...born August 31, 1992.