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56   Ray Piquion
Ray Piquion

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Miami Beach

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 212

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
05/13/1982


At Florida State: The lone senior among the Seminole linebacking corps...will open preseason drills as the starter at strongside linebacker after backing up All-ACC performer Michael Boulware in 2003...has also served as a valuable special teams performer... will be pushed by sophomore Ernie Sims for starting honors ...received the Big Otis Award at the conclusion of spring practice in March...very experienced player who is a proven talent among FSU coaches.

Junior Year (2003): Saw action in all 13 games as he served as a member of FSU's special teams and a backup to Michael Boulware at strongside linebacker...finished with 16 total tackles, including one for loss...had two or more tackles in six games...tied for second on the team with two fumble recoveries...also had a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry...tallied three tackles (season-high) against Duke and North Carolina.

Sophomore Year (2002): Played in 13 games for the Seminoles...recorded 11 total tackles, including a career-high five tackles versus Maryland...had one solo stop and 10 assisted tackles...was a major contributor on the Seminole special teams...also saw considerable playing time in goal line situations.

Freshman Year (2001): Came in and participated in spring drills after graduating from high school early...recorded two unassisted tackles and three assist in the Garnet and Gold game ...played in two games (Duke and UNC).

High School: Graduated early from high school early and enrolled at Florida State in January of 2001...named second-team all-state as a senior at Miami Lakes...Max Emfinger listed him on both his national Nifty 150 and state of Florida Top 100...selected by Florida Times Union to their Super 75 team...made 133 tackles as a junior...had a 35" vertical leap...was clocked at 4.47 in the 40...selected FSU over a number of other schools, including Miami, Nebraska and Penn State.

Personal: Majoring in sociology...born May 13, 1982.

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