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31   Toddrick Verdell
Toddrick Verdell

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hartwell, GA

High School:
Hart Co.

Last College:
Butler Co. CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
11/21/1985


2008:

· Florida State's starter at the weakside linebacker position 12 times in 2008.

· Finished second on the team with 66 total tackles - the highest single season total of his three-year career.

· His 66 tackles during his senior season were more than twice as many as he accumulated during the first two years of his career.

· Played 30 career games.

· Started 12 games - all at the weakside linebacker position with his lone non-start coming in the Seminoles' victory over Miami.

· Earned at least five tackles in nine of Florida State's 13 games.

· Ranked fourth on the team with a single-season career-high 8.0 tackles for loss with two coming against Virginia Tech in the Seminoles' victory over the eventual ACC Champions.

· Recorded a TFL in seven of FSU's 13 games.

· Entered the season with 1.0 tackles for loss in the first two seasons of his career.

· Totaled 4.0 quarterback sacks with one each coming in victories over Chattanooga, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Wisconsin.

· Four quarterback sacks were three more than he totaled in the first two seasons of his Seminole career.

· Had a monster game versus Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl with a career-high 10 tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

· Recorded his second career interception in the Seminoles' 37-3 victory over Maryland.

· Interception came in the second quarter and was part of a 21-0 second quarter onslaught.

· A December graduate with a degree in social science.

Junior Season (2007): Played in a season high 10 games... set new season highs for tackles (22), interceptions (1) and touchdowns (1)...one of five Seminoles to score a defensive TD in 2007...came into his sophomore year with three total tackles. Recorded three tackles or more five times during his junior season... equaled his career tackle total in the first game of the season when he recorded three stops versus Clemson...his three tackles in the opener were all solo stops marking the first solo tackles of his FSU career...set a new single game career high with four tackles versus Colorado in a 16-6 Florida State win...made the first start of his career versus Alabama when he filled in for current Tampa Bay

Buccaneer Geno Hayes ...equaled his career high for tackles in his first start as he was credited with four stops for the second straight week...had the biggest game of his career versus Miami...Verdell picked off the first pass of his career and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown putting the Seminoles ahead of the Hurricanes 17-14 early in the second quarter...also recorded the only tackle for loss of his career in the game versus Miami...recorded three tackles in back-to-back games versus Duke and in the Seminoles' upset of No. 2 Boston College in Chestnut Hill.

Sophomore Season (2006): A back-up at the strong side linebacker position who appeared in seven games during his first season at Florida State....was able to learn the position while playing behind first round NFL Draft pick Lawrence Timmons...also gained extensive playing time on special teams...garnered playing time at the weakside linebacker against Virginia, the first time playing the position in his career...totaled three tackles with two coming against Boston College and one coming against UCLA as the Seminoles' defeated the Bruins in the Emerald Bowl.

Community College: Graduated from Butler Community College in January of 2006 and enrolled at Florida State in time for spring practice...a four-star player by Rivals.com...played safety in junior college...rated the No. 23 overall player in the Junior College Top 100 for 2006 by Rivals.com...totaled 73 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two tackles for loss in 10 games during the 2005 season...earned All-America second team and all-region first team honors by the NJCAA...one of three Butler defenders to be named to the All-Conference First-team in 2005...redshirted his first season at Butler.

High School: Graduated from Hart County High School in 2004...led Hart County to the state playoffs in each of his four years as a member of the varsity football team...led the team to a 12-1 record and into the third round of the state championship tournament... earned a varsity basketball letter along with former teammate Jae Thaxton...chose Florida State over Nebraska and Tennessee.

Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1985...major is social science.

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