Florida State leads nation with 11 NFL Draft picks to establish a new school record, as six 'Noles hear their name called Saturday.
Five Seminoles go in first 42 picks for first time in school history with the Friday-night picks of Tank Carradine and Menelik Watson.
Bjoern Werner goes 24th overall to the Colts and Xavier Rhodes goes 25th overall to the Vikings as FSU has three player selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Senior Year (2005): One of the top defensive ends in the country...recorded two sacks in three different games in 2005 (Miami, Syracuse and Virginia)...ranked second on the team in sacks with 7.5...missed the Clemson, Florida and Virginia Tech games with a knee injury he suffered in the NC State game...at the time of his injury, he was tied for first in the conference in sacks...had 11.0 tackles for loss on the season which ranked second on the team behind only Brodrick Bunkley...led the team in quarterback hurries with 17...was named second team all-ACC...recorded a season-high five tackles and two sacks against Miami...set career-highs in season sacks and tackles for loss...started all 10 games that he played in...returned to the starting lineup for the Orange Bowl against Penn State...Played in 49 of 52 career games...earned the Hinesman Award from the coaching staff as the most dominating player during spring practice in 2005.
Junior Year (2004): Played in all 12 games including the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory against West Virginia...was a starter in place of Eric Moore at the right defensive end position in victories over Syracuse and Virginia...finished the season with 27 tackles as he helped lead a Seminole defense that ranked third nationally and first in the ACC against the run...the Seminoles allowed only 83.1 yards per game and 2.4 yards per carry on the ground during the season...the Seminoles' defense also allowed a conference-low five rushing touchdowns...a season-high five tackles in Florida State's victory over Clemson...totaled seven quarterback hurries with an amazing five of those coming in the victory over Wake Forest...forced a fumble in the victory over North Carolina and had one tackle for lost yardage in five of the Seminoles' 12 games.
Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games for Florida State including the Seminoles' Orange Bowl appearance against Miami ...recorded a single-season career-high 38 tackles (30 solo and eight assisted), 6.5 tackles for lost yardage, 2.5 quarterback sacks, two pass break-ups and seven quarterback hurries...made his first career start against Duke as he replaced Eric Moore at defensive end in the Seminoles' victory...responded with a career-high tying eight tackles in the win over the Blue Devils...outstanding game in the Seminoles' victory over Colorado with a career-high eight tackles (four for lost yardage), two sacks, two third down stops, two pass deflections and one forced fumble.
Freshman Year (2002): Played in all 14 games including the Sugar Bowl against Georgia at defensive end...one of only eight true freshmen to earn playing time...also earned extensive playing time on special teams throughout the season...finished the season as the second leading tackler among all Seminole freshman with 17 stops...was second to only A.J. Nicholson - who was also playing as a true freshman... top outing of the season came in the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech as he recorded six solo tackles.
High School: Graduated from Northwest High School in Dec. of 2001 (a semester early) and enrolled at Florida State in the spring of 2002...earned Parade magazine All-America honors during his senior season was he was considered to be one of the top high school athletes in the nation...also earned SuperPrep All-America honors and was the No. 5 prospect in the state of Kansas by SuperPrep...the No. 4 rated defensive end in the nation by Rivals100.com...named to the PrepStar Dream Team...ranked as 33rd best prep player in the nation on the Top 101 list by TheInsiders.com...named to the to the Tom Lemming top 100 and Max Emfinger top 225 lists as a senior...ranked No. 12 among Lemmings top 25 linebackers in the country ...played defensive end, linebacker, quarterback, receiver and punter in high school...selected Florida State over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Personal: Born October 13, 1983...major is social work.