The 'Noles' success at producing on-field professionals is only matched by its ability to produce off-field ones too.
Florida State leads nation with 11 NFL Draft picks to establish a new school record, as six 'Noles hear their name called Saturday.
How many 'Noles will be selected in the first round? Will FSU set a school record for total number of draft selections? Those answers and more when the NFL's annual selection process kicks off Thursday night.
FSU moves on from the Chris Thompson and Lonnie Pryor era with four 'Noles in the backfield this spring: Devonta Freeman, Mario Pender, James Wilder, Jr. and Chad Abram.
A look at how each of the 13 former 'Noles did in the seven measurement-based drills at the annual league combine in Indianapolis, Ind.
FSU's win over Miami through the photography of Mike Olivella
AP Photos: Football vs. NC State
Florida State vs. USF - AP Photo Gallery
AP Photos: Football vs. Clemson
AP Photos: No. 5 Florida State vs. Wake Forest
All-ACC (Second Team)
2012: Senior tailback who was in the midst of an outstanding season when he suffered a year-ending knee injury in the eighth game at Miami...ranked sixth in the ACC in rushing with 687 yards despite missing the final six games and was on pace to become FSU's first 1,000-yard back since Warrick Dunn in 1996...played a key role in FSU's resurgent running game, which averaged 205.9 yards a game and produced a single-season record 40 rushing touchdowns... major contributor to an FSU offense in 2012 which will go down in school history as the most productive ever racking up a school record 6,591 yards which surpassed the 2000 team for the most yards...co-winner of the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award as the Most Courageous player in 2012 after returning from two broken vertebrae in his back suffered at Wake Forest in early October of 2011...turned in three 100-yard rushing performances, highlighted by his career-best 197 yards against Wake Forest, which included TD runs of 74 and 80 yards...ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in win over No. 10 Clemson and followed with 141 yards on the ground at NC State...his 7.54 yards per carry average (91-687) is ahead of Dunn's single-season school record average (7.48, 1995)...also led all running backs with 21 catches for 248 yards...ranked third in FSU history with a career 6.26 average after amassing 1,735 yards on 277 carries...ranked 15th all-time in career rushing yardage (1,735)...totaled 45 career receptions for 430 yards averaging 9.6 yards per reception...given the Leadership Award on offense at the team's annual banquet.
2011: The 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP was one of the team's top tailbacks before breaking his back versus Wake Forest on his first carry of the game...played in the first five games and started twice (Clemson, Wake Forest)...eclipsed 1,000 yards for his career on his first carry of the first quarter versus Charleston Southern...played in just five games but was third on the team in average per game (16.6) and rushing touchdowns (1)...fourth on the team in carries (29) and yards (83)...led FSU with 33 yards rushing on just six carries versus ULM...was only Seminole running back to carry the ball at Clemson, totaling 36 yards on 11 carries and it is believed to be the first time in school history that one player (other than the QB) recorded every rush in a game for FSU...received one of three unselfish leadership awards at the team's annual banquet.
2010: Sophomore tailback who led the Seminoles in rushing with 845 yards on 134 carries, including a single-season best five rushing touchdowns...Thompson's 6.3 yards per carry was the highest by an FSU back with 100 or more carries in a season since Leon Washington averaged 6.9 in 2004...though he appeared in all 14 games, Thompson had just six starts and shared the rushing load with tailbacks Jermaine Thomas and Ty Jones...displaying sprinter speed he logged the ACC's longest touchdown run of the season - a 90-yard dash against Miami - which is also the third-longest TD run from scrimmage in FSU history...Thompson also scored on runs of 83 (BYU) and 70 (Maryland) yards...ranked second on the team with eight plays covering 25 or more yards, all on runs from scrimmage...posted his first 100-yard rushing performance against BYU (9-123) when he averaged 13.7 yards per carry...eclipsed that mark with a career-high 158 yards on 14 totes in the win over Miami (11.3 ypc)...named Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP after logging 147 yards on a career-high 25 carries...a dual-threat back, Thompson led all FSU backs with 19 receptions for 155 yards, including his first career TD reception from EJ Manuel (20 yards) in the ACC Championship game...also collected a career-high five receptions against the Hokies...his career-high for receiving yards is 54 (on four receptions) set against Samford in the season-opener.
2009: Played in 11 games and missed two games due to a death in the family...had two carries for 20 yards and also caught one pass for nine yards in a Gator Bowl win over West Virginia...scored two touchdowns both coming in a victory over NC State...one of two true freshmen to record 100 or more yards rushing...finished sixth on the team with 120 rushing yards on 23 carries (5.2 ypc)...also caught two passes...had the second longest rush of the season with a 49-yard run in the Georgia Tech game...recorded six kick returns for 150 yards, including a long of 33 yards, and averaged 25.0 yards per return.
PERSONAL: Ranked as the nation's second best all-purpose player coming out of Madison County High School where he was a teammate of defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel...a four-star prospect who earned PrepStar and Under Armour All-American honors...battled ankle injuries throughout his senior season...rushed for 2,300 yards and 33 TDs in leading his team to the state championship...ran for 203 yards and two TDs in the 2007 state championship game...an outstanding high school sprinter who logged a personal-best time of 10.4 in the 100 meter dash as a senior...selected FSU over Miami, Florida and Clemson...born October 20, 1990.