Aug. 2, 2013
By Layne Herdt (@LayneHerdt), Seminoles.com
Welcome back to Seminoles.com and our 13 for 13 series as we discuss our final offensive player senior center Bryan Stork.
He's the quarterback of the offensive line and one of the most important players in 2013. Stork came to Florida State as a tight end and started his career at guard, but seems to have found a home at center for the Noles.
Most fans only notice the center when there is a fumbled exchange with the quarterback, but what Stork does is critical to the success of the offense. The senior must make all of the pre snap protection calls as well as communicate with the entire offensive line when audibles are made. Stork's role becomes even more important in 2013 with a new signal caller under center. He will be called upon to see things that the new quarterback may miss.
Stork is as tough as they come and he helps bring that attitude to the entire offensive line. His versatility is also key if injuries occur to the line. He can step into either guard spot or play right tackle while the Seminoles can slide Austin Barron into the lineup at center if necessary.
Stork begins the season on the Rimington Trophy watch list and with his ability to anchor a strong offensive line could keep him in the spotlight for the entire 2013 season.
Make sure you come back on Monday for the final installment of our 13 for 13 series with sophomore defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr.