July 19, 2013
By Scott Kotick (@ScottKotick), Seminoles.com
Every great team has that one playmaker who can change everything in a split second. For Florida State, that's Rashad Greene.
Big play after big play, Greene is as dynamic as they come. He has led the Noles in every receiving category for the past two seasons and enjoyed a breakout sophomore year with 6 touchdowns and 741 yards.
Throughout his career, he's had that knack of making the important play at the just the right time. From his freshman year against Notre Dame to this past season against Virginia Tech, Greene has become the game changer the Seminoles need.
And he does it all. He can go over the middle and catch crucial third down passes. He can use speed to beat just about any defensive back. And his route running is second to none. He was also a key piece to the Noles' punt return game in 2012, returning two punts for touchdowns.
And 2013 is an even more important year for Greene. Rodney Smith is now playing in the NFL and Greene headlines a great group of returners alongside Kenny Shaw, Kelvin Benjamin, and Christian Green. He's always been a player who leads by example and certain his play on the field speaks for itself.
It's time for Greene to take that next step and become that dominant wide receiver in ever facet of the game, no matter the opponent. He's one of the key pieces of the offense as the Seminoles break in a new starting quarterback this fall. All the pieces are in place with a veteran, dominant offensive line and a great stable of running backs. Greene headlines the wide receiving corps which should not only once again be the best in the ACC, but one of the best in the nation as well.
Ever since his freshman season, Greene has been a fan favorite and has all the capability to be one of the best receivers to ever wear the garnet and gold. If the past two seasons are any indication, he should be poised for a breakout 2013 season.
Come back on Monday as we continue counting down our thirteen players to watch for 2013 with senior linebacker Christian Jones.