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32   Joe Surratt
Joe Surratt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pace, FL

High School:
Pace

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 258

Position:
FB


At Florida State: Has the ability to be a contributor at the fullback position as a redshirt senior in 2008...will work to earn playing time behind Sedrick Holloway...could be a key player on the Seminoles' goal line offense unit when he recovers from a broken right leg that sidelined him during the entire 2007 season...has played in 30 career games and has earned 11 starting assignments...has played in three bowl games during his career - the 2006 Emerald Bowl against UCLA, the 2005 Orange Bowl against Penn State and the 2004 Gator Bowl against West Virginia...named the offense's

most improved player at the 2006 awards banquet.

2007: A redshirt season...fractured the fibula in his right leg during pre-season training camp and missed the entire season.

Junior Year (2006): The starter at the fullback position in 11 of the Seminoles' 12 regular season games...played in 12 of the teams 13 games and missed playing in only Florida State's victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl following shoulder surgery...led the Seminoles with six rushing touchdowns...was second to Greg Carr for the most touchdowns on the team...third in scoring behind Carr and kicker Gary Cismesia...had 17 carries in the first four games of the season but then registered just four rushes in the final eight regular season games...scored five of his six touchdowns in the first four games of the season...carried three times and caught one pass in the season-opener versus Miami...his fourth quarter

touchdown versus the Hurricanes tied the game at 10-10 and set the stage for the Seminoles' second consecutive victory over Miami...had five carries the next week against Troy with another touchdown...clinched the win over Troy when he recorded the longest touchdown run of his career...his four-yard run with 1:56 remaining in the game broke the 17-17 tie...set career highs for yards (25) and carries (seven) versus Clemson... plunged in from the one-yard line against the Tigers in the fourth quarter that set Florida State up to tie the game at 20-20 following a two-point conversion...scored two touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career versus Rice...carried the ball just three times but scored the first touchdown of the game on a one-yard plunge and then got in from two yards later in the game...third for the most rushing touchdowns in a game in the ACC in 2006 with his two scores versus the Owls...12 points in that game ranked fifth in the league...also tied with current Philadelphia Eagle Lorenzo Booker for the most rushing touchdowns in a game...recorded his career long carry versus Boston College as he ran one time for eight yards...capped the season off by scoring from one yard out against the Gators...his third quarter touchdown cut the Florida lead to 14-7 and Florida State would go on to tie the game at 14-14 just six minutes later.

Sophomore Year (2005): Played in all 13 of Florida State's games including its ACC Championship victory over Penn State and against Penn State in the Orange Bowl...saw limited playing time behind seniors B.J. Dean and James Coleman...contributed on special teams as a member of the field goal unit that was successful on 17-of-24 tries...did not have a carry or a reception on the season.

Freshman Year (2004): Played in five games including the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia...one of nine true freshman to earn playing time during the season and one of six true freshmen to earn playing time in the Gator Bowl...two carries for six yards in the Seminoles' victory over North Carolina...both carries came on the Seminoles' final drive of their 38-16 victory at home...also earned playing time against UAB, North Carolina, Virginia and Duke.

High School: Graduated from Pace High School in 2004...earned All-Northwest Florida honorable mention honors as a senior in 2003...a two-star player by Rivals.com...rushed for 958 yards on 176 attempts (5.4 yards per carry) and scored 13 TDs in just nine games as a senior...picked Florida State over Auburn, Clemson, Southern Mississippi and South Florida.

Personal: Born Feb. 21, 1986...major is social science...last name is pronounced SIR-at.

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