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9   Peter Warrick
Peter Warrick

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bradenton, FL

High School:
Southeast

Weight:
195

Position:
Flanker

1998:
Consensus All-America Honors


At Florida State: Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award candidate who turned down probable NFL Draft top 10 status to return to Florida State for his senior season...has already established himself as one of the finest receivers in Seminole history through just three seasons...his 2,583 career receiving yards ranks fourth in program history as do his 136 all-time catches...has 23 career TD catches that ties for fourth on the all-time list...needs 1,016 receiving yards, 77 catches and seven touchdown grabs to become FSU's career leader in each of the categories...joins former Florida State greats Andre Wadsworth, Warrick Dunn and Derrick Brooks in turning down an opportunity to head to the NFL early and came back to school for their final year.

Junior Year (1998): Earned consensus All-America honors after one of the finest seasons by a wide receiver in Florida State history...finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as well as a first team Associated Press and Walter Camp All-American...also earned first team All-ACC after catching 61 passes for 1,232 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns...reception total ranked eighth on the school season list while his yardage total was third...11 TD grabs tied for fourth on the season list...averaged 20.2 yards per catch and 102.7 per game...ranked second in the ACC and seventh nationally in receiving yards per game ...averaged 127.1 all-purpose yards to rank fifth in the league and 45th in the nation...had seven 100-yard receiving games and 10 with at least 80 yards...top game yardage wise was a seven-catch, 190-yard, one touchdown performance in Florida State's 26-14 win at Miami...made a career-high nine catches for 106 yards and a TD in the season-opener against Texas A&M...had a memorable game in FSU's win over Florida in the regular season finale...caught eight passes for 119 yards, including a 32-yard score...also threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Ron Dugans on a fake reverse that put the game away...scored at least one touchdown in 10 games...held out of the end zone against just Maryland, Wake Forest and Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl...was at his best against the nine teams FSU played that spent time in the AP Top 25...averaged 5.4 catches for 110.6 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in those games...also a threat on the reverse and on punt returns...rushed 13 times for 85 yards and a 19-yard TD (at Georgia Tech)...averaged 13.9 yards on 15 punt returns to rank third in the ACC and eighth in the country.

Sophomore Year (1997): Had a breakout season as a sophomore when he earned second team All-ACC honors...was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award...totaled 53 receptions for 884 yards and eight TDs...averaged 16.7 yards per catch with a long of 80...numbers do not include the Sugar Bowl when he burned Ohio State for 82 yards on three catches...averaged 80.4 receiving yards per game to rank 30th nationally...handled the majority of punt return chores...brought back 29 punts for an average of 13.4 yards to rank 16th in the country...had his national coming out party at Clemson when he caught eight passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns...was just the third player in Florida State history to go over 200 receiving yards in a game and his 249 yards were the third highest total in school annals...also added a 90-yard punt return for a score in that game, the second longest runback in FSU history...total of 372 all-purpose yards against Clemson was the second best single-game total in ACC history...had 134 yards and a touchdown on five catches at Duke...caught two passes versus Mary-land...made seven grabs for 93 yards and a score against Wake Forest...caught six passes twice - at Southern Cal and versus Georgia Tech...finished fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yardage at 116.3 yards per game...averaged 43.4 yards on each of his touchdowns and six of his nine came from 35 yards or longer...punt return numbers would have been even more impressive had three returns for touchdowns not been called back by penalty...earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week after the Clemson game.

Freshman Year (1996): Played in every game as a redshirt freshman...averaged 21.2 yards per catch to lead FSU...second on the team in receiving yardage (467) and fourth in receptions (22)...recorded a touchdown catch and a spectacular 36-yard run on a reverse at Georgia Tech...caught four passes for 87 yards to set season bests against Southern Miss...had three catches for 72 yards including a touchdown grab of 42 yards in his first career start against Wake Forest...pulled down a 44-yard touchdown after tipping the ball away from two defenders against Maryland...had three receptions for 76 yards in that game...accounted for 70 of FSU's 134 receiving yards on three catches in a 24-21 win over Florida...returned nine kickoffs for a 20.9 yard average and had a team-best long of 48 yards...totaled 114 yards on 10 punts returns.

1995: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

High School: Led Southeast High in Bradenton to two consecutive state titles...played wide receiver as a junior with 36 receptions for over 600 yards and nine touchdowns...played quarterback as a senior, rushing for 673 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 49 of 96 passes for 1,109 yards, 13 TDs...returned four punts for touchdowns during junior and senior seasons ...considered by some to be the nation's best wide receiver...National Recruiting Advisor No. 1 wide receiver and No. 7 player nationally ...Max Emfinger's No. 1 receiver ...first team class 5A All-State... Parade All-American...Forrest Davis' first team All-South...USA Today honorable mention...Tom Lemming's No. 3 player in the Southeast...member of Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team ...Tampa Tribune's No. 10 player nationally...state runner-up in the long jump as a junior at 23'4".

Personal: A political science major...born June 19, 1977...good friend of the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss...friend-ship stems from Moss' one season at FSU... voted the team's best dresser in an informal poll of his teammates last season.

Warrick's CAREER STATS

Receiving
Year Receptions Yards Avg TD Long
1996 22 467 21.2 4 59
1997 53 884 16.7 8 80
1998 61 1,232 20.2 11 79
Career 136 2,583 23 80

Rushing

Year Rushes Yards Avg TD Long
1996 8 20 2.5 0 36
1997 3 -16 -5.3 0 5
1998 13 85 6.5 1 19
Career 24 89 3.7 1 36

Punt Returns

Year Returns Yards Avg TD Long
1996 10 114 11.4 0 31
1997 29 388 13.4 1 90
1998 15 208 13.9 0 41
Career 54 710 13.2 1 90

Kickoff Returns

Year Returns Yards Avg TD Long
1996 9 188 20.9 0 48
1997 1 23 23.0 0 23
1998 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 10 211 21.1 0 48

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