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Top 10 Florida State Seminoles(Football) Players of All Time

The Top 10 Seminoles of all time!
Publish Date: 06/20/2024
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

Greatest Seminoles

Today we will take a look at the greatest Florida State Seminoles players of all time.

10) Derrick Brooks

Brooks was a huge part of the Nole’s first National Championship team and was a two-time all-American. He was also a three-time first-team All-ACC player and took home the ACC Player of the Year award in 1994.

Video: Derrick Brooks Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

Derrick Brooks Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

9) Warrick Dunn

Dunn was the best running back in school history, and in his best season ran for over 1,200 yards and his career, gained 3,359 yards and was a huge part of the Noles’ first National Championship team.

Video: Warrick Dunn Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

Warrick Dunn Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

8) Peter Warrick

Warrick was a two-time consensus All-American and vital to the 1999 national championship team. He holds the record for the most receiving touchdowns in Florida State history with 32 and totaled 207 receptions for 3,517 yards over his career—a 17.0 yards per catch average. Warrick was also a great return man on special teams.

Video: Peter Warrick FSU Highlights | ACC Icon

Peter Warrick FSU Highlights | ACC Icon

7) Fred Biletnikoff

Biletnikoff was the first Seminole player to be named an all-American. His senior season was his best as he had 57 catches for 11 touchdowns, one touchdown every five catches, and he capped it all off with four receiving touchdowns against Oklahoma in the Gator Bowl.

Video: FRED BILETNIKOFF ROOKIE & SECOND SEASON HIGHLIGHTS WEARING #14 (1965-1966) (FLORIDA STATE)

FRED BILETNIKOFF ROOKIE & SECOND SEASON HIGHLIGHTS WEARING #14 (1965-1966) (FLORIDA STATE)

6) Ron Sellers

Sellers had a catch in every game in 30 consecutive games. Sellers was a two-time All-American, and in his final two years at Florida State, he had 70 catches for 1,228 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior and 86 catches for 1,496 yards and 12 touchdowns a senior—both seasons in just 10 games. Sellers holds most receiving records at Florida State.

Video: Guts Glory Ram Seminole Legend: Ron Sellers

Guts Glory Ram Seminole Legend: Ron Sellers

5) Jameis Winston

Winston was the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Led Florida State to a national championship in 2013 and the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl in 2014, capturing countless honors along the way, including the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien, Manning Award, and consensus All-America honors in 2013.

Video: Jameis Winston Flashback | 2013 Heisman Highlights

Jameis Winston Flashback | 2013 Heisman Highlights

4) Chris Weinke

Weinke became the Seminoles second Heisman trophy winner and led the Noles to the 1999 National Championship. Weinke threw for 9,839 and his single-season high was 4,167. His record at Florida State was 32-3.

Video: Chris Weinke Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

Chris Weinke Florida State Highlights | ACC Football Icon

3) Deion Sanders

Sanders had 14 career interceptions and three defensive touchdowns, but it was a rarity for the ball to be thrown in his direction, much like his professional career. He was also a dynamic punt returner, with 1,429 total return yards and three touchdowns. He won the Thorpe award in 1988 and was drafted fifth overall in the 1989 draft. Check out the top football betting strategies.

Video: The Most Exciting Player in Florida State History || Deion Sanders Florida State Highlights

The Most Exciting Player in Florida State History || Deion Sanders Florida State Highlights

2) Ron Simmons

Simmons was a big recruiting get for Bobby Bowden, and he would go on to be the most dominating defensive player in Seminoles history. He was a two-time All-American, and his record of 25 sacks and 44 tackles for loss lasted for 23 yearIn addition, He was the first Seminole defender to have his number retired.

Video: Ron Simmons - Florida State

Ron Simmons – Florida State

1) Charlie Ward

Ward was the first Seminole to win the Heisman trophy and the first Seminoles quarterback to win a national championship. Ward was a true general on the field and was, to put it bluntly, a winner.

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