- Florida State Seminoles football
TeamName = Florida State Seminoles football
ImageSize = 145px
HeadCoachDisplay = Bobby Bowden
HeadCoachLink = Bobby Bowden
HeadCoachYear = 32nd
HCWins = 300
HCLosses = 85
HCTies = 4
Stadium = Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
StadCapacity = 82,300
StadSurface = Grass
Location = Tallahassee, Florida
ConferenceLink = Atlantic Coast Conference
ConfDivision = Atlantic
FirstYear = 1947
AthlDirectorDisp = Randy Spetman
AthlDirectorLink = Randy Spetman
WebsiteName = Seminoles.com
WebsiteURL = http://seminoles.com
ATWins = 450
ATLosses = 215
ATTies = 17
ATPercentage = .677
BowlWins = 20
BowlLosses = 13
BowlTies = 2
NatlTitles = 2
ConfTitles = 15
Heismans = 2
Color1 = Garnet
Color1Hex = 8B0000
Color2 = Gold
Color2Hex = B8860B
FSU Fight Song
MascotDisplay = Chief Osceola
MascotLink = Chief Osceola and Renegade
PagFreeLabel = Outfitter
PagFreeValue = Nike
PagFreeLabel = Rivals
PagFreeValue = Florida Gators
Florida State Seminolesfootball team is a college footballprogram that competes in NCAADivision I-FBS and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State has won two national championships (1993 and 1999) and finished in the top five of the AP Pollfor 14 straight years from 1987 through 2000.
The current head coach of the team,
Bobby Bowden, has won more games than any other NCAA Division I-Acoach except Joe Paterno. The team's defensive coordinatoris Mickey Andrews, and its offensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting is Jimbo Fisher.
The team plays its home games at
Doak Campbell Stadium, located on-campus at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida State Universitywas established in 1851 as the West Florida Seminary, an all-male institution. Football at FSU started as early, or earlier than 1899 at the West Florida Seminary. In 1901, the school was renamed the Florida State College. In 1904 the football team was declared the champions of the state and competed against Georgia Tech and other schools including the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City, one predecessor of the University of Floridain Gainesville, FL.With the passage of the Buckman Act by the Florida Legislaturein 1905, the coeducationalFlorida State College became the female-only Florida Female College, later renamed the Florida State College for Women. All male students, including the fraternity system and the football team, were transferred to the newly created University of Florida. Ironically, the championship team from the Florida State College became at least part of the start of the football program at UF. Even the FSC uniform symbol (the block "F") was apparently adopted by the UF program early on, but is no longer worn by that team today.
The end of
World War IIbrought enormous pressure on the university system in Florida. The Florida Legislature responded by renaming the Florida State College for Women the Florida State University and again allowing men to attend the university for the first time since 1905. Football was again played by the university starting in 1947. The 42 year hiatus from football between 1905 to 1947 did not diminish the passion the school has for the sport.
Calvin Patterson became the first
African Americanplayer for the Florida State University Seminoles in 1968. [http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/summary_0199-729684_ITM] [http://rmfo-blogs.com/hoss/2005/11/16/calvin-patterson/]
The stadium, named after former Florida State President Doak S. Campbell, hosted its first game against the
Randolph-Macon College Yellowjackets on October 7, 1950with the Seminoles winning the game 40-7. At that time the facility had a seating capacityof 15,000. Florida State first began play at Centennial Field during the team's inaugural 1947 season and would continue to play there for the following two years (1948 and 1949). The stadium has expanded numerous times; from 15,000 seats to 19,000 in 1954, to 25,000 in 1961 and to 40,500 between the years 1960 and 1970. Since that time, the stadium has expanded to almost 83,000, largely in part to the success of the football team under head coach Bobby Bowdencoupled with the ever growing student body. It now is the largest football stadium in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Aesthetically, a brick facadesurrounding the stadium matches the architectural design of most of the buildings on the university's campus. In addition to the obvious recreational uses, The University Center surrounds the stadium and houses many of the university's offices. The field was officially named Bobby Bowden field on November 20, 2004 as Florida State hosted intrastate rival Florida.
*"Records are through the end of the 2008 Season"
Divisional play began in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the start of the 2005 football season following the addition of
Conference Championship Games
Florida State has appeared in the
ACC Championship Gameas the winner of the Atlantic Division once, defeating Virginia Tech of the Coastal Division in the inaugural game in 2005.
Records and Results
"*Through the end of the 2008 season."
All-time bowl record
Florida State has played in 35 bowl games in its history and owns a 20-13-2 record in those games. Florida State's two most common opponents in bowl play have been Oklahoma and Nebraska. The Seminoles are 1-3 against Oklahoma in bowl games and 4-0 against Nebraska. Florida State's most common bowl destination has been the Orange Bowl (8 trips). Its second most common bowl destinations have been the Sugar Bowl and the Gator Bowl (6 trips each).
Since 2002, the
Florida Cuphas been awarded to the team that finishes the best head-to-head record in years where Florida State, Florida, and Miami all play each other. Three Florida Cups have been awarded, and Miami has won all three.
Florida State and Florida have played each other 51 times. The Gators hold a 30-19-2 all-time lead against the Seminoles.
With head coach Bobby Bowden, the Florida State Seminoles have a winning record 17-16-1.
The Miami-Florida State rivalry dates to 1951, when the Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 35-13 in their inaugural meeting. The schools have played uninterrupted since 1966, with Miami holding the all-time advantage, 30-21.
During the 1980s and 90s, the series emerged as perhaps the premier rivalry in college football. Between 1983 and 2002, the Hurricanes and Seminoles combined to win 7 national championships (5 for Miami, 2 for Florida State) and play in a whopping 15 national championship games (83, 85, 86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01, and 02, 03). The rivalry has been popular not only because of its profound national championship implications and the competitiveness of the games but also because of the immense NFL-caliber talent typically present on the field when the two teams meet. The famous 1987 matchup featured over 50 future
NFLplayers on both rosters combined.
The games have been characterized by remarkable team speed, big plays, hard hitting, and missed field goals (see: Wide Right). In 2004, the intensity of the rivalry was dialed up another notch when Miami joined the
Atlantic Coast Conferenceand the teams became intra-conference rivals.
The rivalry was a television ratings bonanza, accounting for the two highest rated college football telecasts in
ESPNhistory. The 2006 game between Miami and FSU was the most-viewed college football game, regular season or bowl, in the history of ESPN, averaging 6,330,000 million households in viewership (6.9 rating). It was also the second-highest rated game in ESPN history, behind only the 1994 game between Miami and FSU, which notched a 7.7 rating. [cite web | url=2006-11-29 | url=http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/090706aag.html | title=FSU-Miami Game Grabs ESPN's Largest Audience | author=Associated Press | date=2006-09-06 | publisher=TheACC.com]
Bobby is not the only member of his family to coach Division I-A football. His son Tommy Bowden is the head coach at Clemson University; another son, Terry Bowden, was the head coach at Auburn University where he was the 1993 Coach of the Year; and a third son, Jeff Bowden, was the offensive coordinator at Florida State. All three Bowden men who were head coaches have achieved an undefeated season: Terry in 1993 at Auburn; Tommy in 1998 at Tulane; and Bobby in 1999 at Florida State. Bobby's 1999 Florida State team was the only one to win a National Championship, however. As both Florida State and Clemson are in the same division of the Atlantic Coast Conference for football, the two teams play every year in a game that has become known as "The Bowden Bowl". Their first meeting, in 1999, was the first time in Division I-A history that a father and a son met as opposing head coaches in a football game. As of September 3, 2007, Bobby holds the edge in the series, leading 5-4 with all four losses within the last five seasons. Tommy's four wins in the series remain the only times the son has ever beaten the father when facing off as head coach in any of America's four major sports.  . This young rivalry wasn't taken too seriously by Florida State fans at first, as it was usually chalked up as a Bobby win but with 3 straight losses to Tommy's Tigers the game has generated more steam of late.
In Spring 2007 several FSU football players, including some starters, were accused of cheating in a music history class. The investigation into academic wrongdoing, which was reported to the NCAA in September 2007, found that several student-athletes were given answers to exams in a music history class. According to an interview Bobby Bowden did with ESPN's Jack Arute, "Bowden confirmed that at least 22 of the 36 football players who will miss the Music City Bowl will do so because of their involvement in a cheating scandal the school uncovered this summer.
According to an Associated Press story, as many as 36 football players, including linebacker
Dekoda Watson, cornerback Patrick Robinson, quarterback Xavier Lee, tight-ends Caz Piurowskiand Charlie Graham, offensive tackle Daron Rose, guard Jackie Claude, defensive tackles Letroy Guion, Budd Thackerand Paul Griffin, linebacker Marcus Balland defensive ends Neefy Moffettand Justin Minceydid not travel with the team or play in the 2007 Music City Bowlgame against the University of Kentucky. Not all of the missing players were in connection to the scandal. Others missed the game for injuries or other team violations. [http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news;_ylt=Ap50lUopx0bUH7XBrxXVevPjvbYF?slug=ap-floridast-cheating&prov=ap&type=lgns] [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls07/news/story?id=3165899 Scandal, rule violations, injuries deplete Florida State bowl roster] , Associated Press, December 22, 2007.]
Individual Award Winners
Heisman Trophy: Charlie Ward- 1993: Chris Weinke-2000
Maxwell Award: Charlie Ward- 1993
Walter Camp Award: Charlie Ward- 1993
Davey O'Brien Award: Charlie Ward- 1993: Chris Weinke- 2000
Dick Butkus Award: Paul McGowan- 1987:Marvin Jones - 1992
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award: Casey Weldon- 1991: Charlie Ward- 1993: Chris Weinke- 2000
Jim Thorpe Award: Deion Sanders- 1988: Terrell Buckley- 1991
Lombardi Award:Marvin Jones - 1992: Jamal Reynolds- 2000
Lou Groza Award: Sebastian Janikowski- 1998, 1999
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award: Bobby Bowden- 1994
Broyles Award: Mickey Andrews- 1996
* #2 -
Deion Sanders, DB, 1985-88
* #17 -
Charlie Ward, QB, 1989-93
* #25 -
Fred Biletnikoff, WR, 1962-64
* #28 -
Warrick Dunn, RB, 1993-96
* #34 -
Ron Sellers, FL, 1966-68
* #50 -
Ron Simmons, NG, 1977-80
* #16 -
Chris Weinke, QB, 1997-2000
Florida State's All-Time Team
Chosen by Athlon Sports in 2001 [http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/4210/florida-state-all-time-team] Offense
OL Clay Shiver 1992-95
OL Jason Whitaker 1996-99
OL Del Williams 1964-66
OL Pat Tomberlin 1985-88
OL Patrick McNeil 1991-94
Charlie Ward1989, 91-93
LB Paul McGowan 1984-87
Current NFL Players
*Alex Barron -
Offensive Tackle, St. Louis Rams
Anquan Boldin- Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals
Lorenzo Booker- Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Boulware- Safety, Minnesota Vikings
Derrick Brooks- Linebacker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Milford Brown- Offensive Guard, St. Louis Rams
Brodrick Bunkley- Defensive Tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
Jerome Carter- Defensive Back, St. Louis Rams
*Marcello Church -
Linebacker, Miami Dolphins
Laverneus Coles- Wide Receiver, New York Jets
Zack Crockett- Fullback, Free Agent
Antonio Cromartie- Cornerback, San Diego Chargers
Buster Davis- Linebacker, Detroit Lions
Chauncey Davis- Defensive End, Atlanta Falcons
*Chris Davis -
Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
Darnell Dockett- Defensive Tackle, Arizona Cardinals
Warrick Dunn- Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Todd Fordham- Offensive Tackle, Free Agent
Derrick Gibson- Safety, Free Agent
Montrae Holland- Guard, Dallas Cowboys
Chris Hope- Safety, Tennessee Titans
*Dexter Jackson - Safety,
Sebastian Janikowski- Placekicker, Oakland Raiders
*Michael Jennings -
Wide Receiver, New York Giants
*Brad Johnson -
Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
Travis Johnson- Defensive Tackle, Houston Texans
*Greg Jones -
Running Back, Jacksonville Jaguars
*Walter Jones -
Offensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks
Bryant McFadden- Cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers
Adrian McPherson- Quarterback, Grand Rapids Rampage(AFL)
Travis Minor- Running Back, St. Louis Rams
*Eric Moore -
Defensive End, St. Louis Rams
Scott Player- Punter, Free Agent
Tommy Polley- Linebacker, Free Agent
*Eric Powell -
Defensive End, Buffalo Bills
Willie Reid- Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers
Samari Rolle- Cornerback, Baltimore Ravens
Orpheus Roye- Defensive End, Cleveland Browns
Corey Simon- Defensive Tackle, Free Agent
Ernie Sims- Linebacker, Detroit Lions
Greg Spires- Defensive End, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tra Thomas- Offensive Tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
Craphonso Thorpe- Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts
Lawrence Timmons- Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
Javon Walker- Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders
*B.J. Ward - Safety,
Peter Warrick- Wide Receiver, Team Florida (AAFL)
Leon Washington- Running Back, New York Jets
Pat Watkins- Safety, Dallas Cowboys
Chris Weinke- Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
Ray Willis- Offensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks
Kamerion Wimbley- Linebacker, Cleveland Browns
P.K. Sam- Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders
Other Famous Players
Fred Biletnikoff- Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver
Lee Corso- Retired college football head coach, ESPNCollege Gameday analyst
Burt Reynolds- Actor
Ron Simmons- A football legend in his own right when he played at Florida State, Simmons would later go on to fame as a professional wrestlerunder his own name and under the name Faarooq after a short stint with the Cleveland Browns
T. K. Wetherell- President, Florida State University
2008 Depth Chart
*QB - Christian Ponder, So.
*TB - Antone Smith, Sr.
*FB - Seddrick Holloway, Jr.
*WR - Preston Parker, Jr.
*WR - Greg Carr, Sr.
*TE - Matt Dunham, Jr.
*LT - Rodney Hudson, So.
*LG - Evan Bellamy, So.
*C - Ryan McMahon, So.
*RG - Will Furlong, RFr.
*RT - Antwane Greenlee, RFr.
*DE - Kevin McNeil, Jr.
*DE - Everette Brown, Jr.
*DT - Kendrick Stewart, Jr.
*DT - Emmanuel Dunbar, Jr.
*LB - Derek Nicholson, Sr.
*LB - Kendall Smith, So.
*LB - Toddrick Verdell, Jr.
*CB - Tony Carter, Sr.
*CB - Patrick Robinson, Jr.
*S - Myron Rolle, Jr.
*S - Darius McClure, Sr.
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