39 Tavares Pressley
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Heads into his final season of eligibility battling for back-up duties in a crowded backfield. Led the Garnet team in rushing with 40 yards on three carries in the spring game, including a 35-yard run.
2009: Appeared in six games and carried the ball nine times for 40 yards (4.4 ypc)...most extensive action came in FSU's 54-28 win at No. 7 BYU when he carried seven times for 25 yards in his first appearance as a Seminole...also had carries against USF and Maryland.
2008: Redshirted after suffering a season-ending ACL knee injury during preseason practice, requiring surgery.
Spent two seasons in the California junior college ranks before transferring to Florida State after graduation...earned All-Mission Conference honors after rushing for 832 yards and 11 TDs for El Camino Community College in 2007, despite averaging less than 10 carries a game...as a freshman in 2006 accounted for 171.3 yards a game for Monterey Peninsula College...ran for 1,211 yards and added 147 receiving and 357 return yards.
Played quarterback at Arcadia DeSotoa High School before making the transition to tailback in the junior college ranks...an outstanding athlete blessed with speed and power...coming out of junior college selected FSU over offers from Kansas State, Colorado, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Arizona and Washington State...volunteered as a guest coach in the Tallahassee Flag Football League...born April 23, 1987.