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.
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Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor takes a look at each scholarship player on the 2012 FSU football team, starting with the 19-member senior class.
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2012 OUTLOOK: Likely holder for Lou Groza Award candidate Dustin Hopkins taking over the duties held by consensus All-American Shawn Powell the last three years. Also serves as a reserve long snapper.
2011: Walk-on who missed the season with a wrist injury but served as a back-up long snapper and back-up holder.
2010: Played in two games as a long snapper before suffering season-ending wrist injury against BYU.
PERSONAL: Invited walk-on to the program who played locally at Chiles High School...part of an outstanding special teams unit at Chiles, serving as the long snapper on a squad that produced a Division I kicker and punter...also excelled in baseball at Chiles, splitting time between pitcher and catcher on a squad that advanced to the 5A state championship game during his senior season.