Sept. 15, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Each week Florida State players can earn and lose coveted tomahawk stickers for their helmets depending on how they perform in that particular game. While this list of players is not official -- we'll leave that up to Jimbo Fisher and his staff -- perhaps it can help the 'Noles coaching staff make their helmet-sticker choices each week.
More importantly, maybe it will help ESPN's Rece Davis, Lou Holtz and Mark May as the trio gives out their own helmet stickers on the network's weekly College Football Final. The show, which typically airs Sunday morning at midnight, takes into account tweets using the hashtag #helmetsticker.
So let's get to this week's stickers following FSU's convincing 52-0 win over Wake Forest. Have your own helmet stickers to give out? Make sure to use #helmetsticker on Twitter with your thoughts.
Chris Thompson: The senior running back's performance Saturday is the reason that ESPN devotes an entire segment to handing out praise for jobs well done. The talk leading up to FSU's game against Wake Forest was Thompson's matchup against the team that he sustained a career-threatening broken back injury against last year. Everybody knew Thompson would want to have a great game against the Demon Deacons but nobody could have predicted he'd be this good. He played just two quarters in the blow out and ran for a career-best 197 yards and two scores. His two touchdown runs were of 74 and 80 yards as he pushed his career total to five scoring runs of at least 70 yards. Thompson's rushing total was the most yards running the football in the opening two quarters in program history.
Rashad Greene: FSU's talented wide receiver is doing his best to become known as one of the nation's best special teams players. He returned a punt 60 yards Saturday for his second punt-return touchdown of the year for FSU's second score of the day. In doing so, he became the first FSU player since Willie Reid in 2005 to have multiple punt-return touchdowns in a single season.
Bojern Werner: He has been one of the most ferocious pass rushers through the first two weeks of the season and that trend continued Saturday for the junior from Berlin, Germany. Werner added to his sacks and tackles-for-loss totals with 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, respectively, in the big victory. He now has nine tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks on the season.
Cornellius Carradine: The senior has been asked to replace injured All-American Brandon Jenkins and so far he hasn't disappointed. Carradine posted a career-best 2 1/2 sacks against the Demon Deacons on Saturday and now has a team-high 12 tackles for a 'Noles starting defense that hasn't had to play a complete game yet.
Dustin Hopkins: The Lou Groza Award candidate was automatic Saturday, lofting every one of his kickoffs except one in such a manner that resulted in Wake Forest never crossing the 20 yard line on any return. The only one that didn't have the same result was one that was booted for a touchback. He also added a 19-yard field goal and was a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points.