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51   Jae Thaxton
Jae Thaxton

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Hartwell, GA

High School:
Hart Co.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 246

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/09/1985


Sophomore Season (2006): Played in four games and recorded six total tackles...played in the first three games of the season against Miami, Troy and Clemson and the Seminoles' game at Maryland...suffered a concussion against Clemson and was forced to miss four consecutive games before returning to the line-up against Maryland...earned the first start of his career against Maryland and responded with two tackles...was lost for the season after suffering another concussion against the Terps...tied his career-high with two tackles against Troy and Maryland...one solo tackle in the Seminoles' season-opening victory over Miami...

2005: A medical redshirt season after playing in only three games...totaled four tackles with all four coming in the second game of the season against The Citadel...

Freshman Year (2004): Played in all 12 of the Seminoles' games including the Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia...was one of 10 true freshmen to earn playing time during the season...the Seminoles' top freshman tackler with 19 and led the team with two blocked kicks...recorded a career-high five tackles against Duke and three against North Carolina...at least two tackles in six of his 12 games ...credited with assisted tackles for lost yardage against UAB and Virginia...blocked punts in Seminole victories over both UAB and North Carolina...his blocked punt against UAB was the first by a Florida State true freshman since Marcello Church blocked a punt against Virginia Tech in the 2002 Gator Bowl...also became the first Seminole to block multiple punts in a season since Tommy Polley during the 1999 season ...played well on special teams both defensively and offensively as he returned two punts for 30 yards during the season...one return for 18 yards came in the Seminole's victory over UAB and one for 12 yards came against North Carolina.

High School: Graduated from Hart County High School in 2004 ...a four-star player and the No. 9 rated inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com...named as the No. 75th best player on the list of top 100 players and the No. 8 ranked player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com...the school record-holder for tackles in a career with more than 500 as he averaged more than 20 tackles per game for his entire varsity career...amassed over 160 tackles as a senior linebacker which included four sacks and two fumble recoveries...earned all-state and all-area honors as a junior as he totaled more than 150 tackles...had an amazing total of 201 tackles his sophomore season...quick for his size as a linebacker and has been timed at 4.60 in the 40..also a star on the track and field team and finished second in the state meet as a senior in the discus throw....selected Florida State over Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and Florida.

Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1985...enrolled in undergraduate studies.

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