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72   Budd Thacker
Budd Thacker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sanford, FL

High School:
Seminole

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 276

Position:
DT


2009:Started three games in the regular season and played in 10 from the defensive tackle spot...accrued 15 total tackles, including 11 solo and four assisted...tied for second on the team with one forced fumble.

2008: The Seminoles' starter at defensive tackle who started 10 of the final 11 games of the regular season...played in 28 career games...at least one tackle in nine of his 11 games played and a season-high four tackles against Boston College...at least one tackle for loss in four games to total 3.0 tackles for loss on the season...registered his se cond career quarterback sack.

2007: Played in and started eight games during the regular season...missed the middle four games of the year because of a fractured big toe that he suffered in practice on Sept. 20...totaled a single-season career-high 23 tackles including a single-season career-high 4.5 tackles for minus yardage...his career-high of seven tackles came in the season opener against Clemson with five coming in the Seminoles' victory at Colorado... at least one tackle for minus yardage in four different games against Clemson, Colorado, Duke and in Florida State's victory over then- No. 2 Boston College.

2006: Played in nine games on the defensive front while earning two starting assignments at the defensive tackle position against Boston College and Maryland...also earned playing time at the nose guard position during the season...was one of three true freshman to start at least one game on the defensive side of the ball...did not play in the first three games of the season but played in nine of the final 10 games with extensive playing time coming because of the number of injuries to players on the interior of the defensive line...recorded 14 tackles, 2.5 tackles for minus yardage and one sack in his first season as a Seminole...earned a career-high of five tackles against Wake Forest with a career-high three initial hits against the Demon Deacons...two tackles against Virginia, Western Michigan and Florida...had a tackle for minus yardage against Wake Forest and Florida and a half tackle for minus yardage against Boston College as a starter...first career quarterback sack came against Florida.

High School:
Graduated from Sanford High School in 2006...a four-star prospect by Rivals.com...ranks as the No. 11 strong-side defensive end in the country...ranked as the 17th-overall player on Rivals.com's Postseason Florida Top 100...a preseason all-region selection by PrepStar magazine...named all-state second team in Class 6A by the Florida Sports Writers Association after a senior season that saw him rack up 120 tackles and six sacks...earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior...represented Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl and was named the No. 8 player on Rivals.com's Florida Hot 11 list following the week of practices and the all-star game...received high praise for a dominating performance in the CaliFlorida Bowl where he registered seven tackles, two tackles for minus yardage and two sacks...an all-conference performer in weightlifting throughout his high school career...appeared at the Miami Nike Camp as a senior and placed second among more than 250 participants with 45 reps on the bench press...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia.

Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1987...major is social science...earned the Edith Gibbs Vaughan Award for Leadership during his high school academic career...father, Doug, was a defensive end and linebacker at Virginia Tech in the early 1970's...he was the Hokies' co-captain in 1975...his sister (Jj) plays in a band called "Seminole County" -- the band played at halftime of Florida State's Emerald Bowl game against UCLA in 2006.

DEFENSE

G TKL SACK FF FR BLK INT
2006 9 14 1.0 0 0 0 0
2007 8 23 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 11 18 1.0 0 1 0 0
2009 10 16 1.0 1 0 0 0
Total 40 71 3.0 1 1 0 0


Career-Highs:
Tackles 7, at Clemson, 2007
TFL 1.5, at Clemson, 2007
QB Sacks 1, two times last at Miami, 2008

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