81 Caz Piurowski
2009: Starter at tight end from the outset was on his way to a monstrous season before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Georgia Tech on Oct. 10....collected 13 receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns and a two-point conversion prior to injury, which ranked among best for an FSU tight end in the Bowden era.... his receiving
numbers were all career bests....his 53-yard reception against Jacksonville State was the longest for an FSU tight end in 16 seasons...a dominant blocker, he was also pivotal to FSU's rushing attack.
2008: Missed the first three games of the season but has started every game since...named offensive Seminole Warrior and the most improved offensive player at the football awards dinner...the junior set a new career high for receptions with eight and a personal best in yards receiving as well with 83...had one of his best games receiving versus Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl as he hauled in two passes for 32 yards including the first TD of his career...returned to action with the best outing of his career hauling in three passes for 33 yards versus Colorado...the former offensive lineman has been a key contributor in the improvement of the Seminole rushing game as his blocking has played a part in the FSU ground game improving from 91st in 2007 to 33rd in 2008.
2007: Played in 10 games while earning six starting assignments...all of his starting assignments came at the tight end position...was moved to the offensive tackle position in spring practice in order to utilize his immense athletic ability...moved between the two positions during practices and games throughout the season when injuries struck either, or in many cases, both units...often changed jersey's in between plays according to which position he was going to play...the closest he came to playing as an offensive lineman was against Colorado in the Seminoles' 16-6 victory...caught five passes for a career-high 57 yards with the longest reception of his career coming against Maryland (27 yards)...his reception against Maryland came on a pass from Drew Weatherford and helped set up the Seminoles' final score of the game...his catch went for a first down and helped lead to a Gary Cismesia field goal that made the score 24-16...that was the final score in the Seminoles' victory...caught a season-high two passes for 18 yards against Miami...one of his receptions went for 17 yards against the Hurricanes...also caught passes against Alabama and NC State.
2006: Played in 10 games and made two starts at the tight end position...earned starting assignments in victories over Rice and Western Michigan...the Seminoles did not always start the game with a tight end formation...played as the primary back-up to All-American tight end Brandon Warren...caught at least one pass in five different games and earned a career-high three catches against Boston College... caught a career-high seven passes for 55 yards...finished the season as the Seminoles' eighth leading receiver and was second among all freshmen...caught a season-long 13-yard pass from Weatherford on a scoring drive against Rice...his reception helped set up a Greg Carr touchdown later in the drive...named as the top newcomer for the offense and the football teams honors banquet at the end of the season.
High School: Graduated from Land O'Lakes High School in 2006...rated as the No. 5 tight end in the nation as a prep senior by both Rivals.com and PrepStar Magazine...a four-star player according to Rivals.com...earned All-State first team honors in Florida's Class 5A as a senior...caught 34 passes for 589 yards and five touchdowns as a senior...named as one of the nation's top 150 players by ESPN.com...earned two of three starts and named to the All-Region team by PrepStar heading into his senior season...caught 29 passes for 410 yards and six touchdowns as a junior...represented the state of Florida in the annual CaliFlorida All-Star game...an outstanding baseball player who hit .466 and smacked 18 home runs as a senior...his home run total set the school and Pasco County records for home runs in a single season...selected Florida State over LSU, Louisville and South Carolina.
Personal: Born Oct 11, 1987...Caz is the son of Coletta and Paul Piurowski...father, Paul, was an All-American linebacker at Florida State from 1977-80...a high school teammate of former Seminole starting quarterback Drew Weatherford...caught 37 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns when he played with Weatherford in 2003...major is criminology...last name is pronounced Pureoww-skee.
Receptions 3, two times last vs. Colorado, 2008
Yards 33, vs. Colorado, 2008