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Sept. 15, 1997

Rhodes and Janikowski Earn ACC Players of The Week

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Bobby Rhodes

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's Bobby Rhodes and Sebastian Janikowksi earned Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors from a panel of sportswriters from around the league. Rhodes earned defensive line honors, while Janikowski was named rookie of the week.

Rhodes, a middle linebacker from Eustis, Fla., made his first career start in place of the injured Daryl Bush as FSU held Maryland to 105 yards total offense and just 48 yards rushing. Rhodes tallied a career-high 10 tackles, including six solo stops, and recorded two tackles for loss and three knock 'em backs for the nation's No. 1 defense. He also shared Tomahawk Player of the Game honors with Samari Rolle from the defensive coaches.

Janikowski, a freshman kicker from Daytona Beach, Fla., booted two field goals of over 40 yards in as many attempts to help lead the Seminoles to a 50-7 win over Maryland. Janikowski kicked a 44 and a 49-yarder against the Terps and boomed nine of 10 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks. His 49-yard field goal already tied former FSU placekicker Scott Bentley's career-long field goal.

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