10 Days Until FSU Football
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10 Days Until FSU Football

Kickoff against Notre Dame is next week…

Continuing our series from 10 days ago, we are counting down the days until Florida State Football is back!

This week, we’re looking at players who wore 10-19.

TJ:

#10- Derrick Brooks

Derrick Brooks is probably my favorite NFL Player of all time, but before he was an NFL Hall of Famer or a force on Sundays, he was an absolute legend for FSU on Saturdays. Brooks played from 1991-94 and was a leader on the 1993, National Championship team. In 1993 he was named a unanimous All-American. He earned the Jack Lambert Trophy in 1994 and was once again an All-American Athlete.

His NFL career was also legendary. He won the defensive player of the year award in 2002 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned an INT for a TD in the Super Bowl to help the Bucs win 48-21. He is now in the NFL Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.

Dustin:

#12- Deondre Francois

Deondre Francois is the biggest “what if” in recent memory for FSU. After a promising redshirt freshman season in 2016, Francois found himself on Heisman watchlists going into year 2 as the starting QB. However, a gruesome injury at the hands of Ronnie Harrison and Alabama in week 1 found FSU scrambling for a starting QB for the remaining 11 games of the season. Francois was never the same, and a new, ineffective offensive system in 2018 did him no favors. But, we’ll always have that Ole Miss game and that Orange Bowl against Michigan to bookend an admirable 2016. As a redshirt freshman, “Dirtie” threw for 3350 yards, 20 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. Had he not gotten injured against Alabama, who knows how FSU’s future with head coach Jimbo Fisher may have played out.

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Richard:

#13- Steve Tensi

The year is 1964. Tensi is senior from Cincinnati, Ohio and the starting quarterback for the Florida State Seminole’s. It’s still the early stages of the FSU football program who less than two decades prior was an all women’s university.

The Noles are heading into their final game of the regular season against their arch rival Florida Gators, a team that Florida State had never beat to that point.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tribe drew first blood thanks to Tensi finding Fred Biletnikoff streaking for 55 yards and set the tone for the Noles 16-7 win inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

For that, Steve Tensi will always be a Seminole legend.

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Michael:

#16- Chris Weinke

The first FSU QB that I vividly remember as a 6 year old kid watch the 1998 FSU team. I was devastated when he didn’t play against Tennessee. As a 7 year old in 1999 he became my favorite player on the team. He was great and his name was fun to say. The National championship that season put the icing on the cake for me. Plus, the man is one of the 3 Heisman winners in school history, enough said.

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Bryan:

#17- Charlie Ward

You have to live under a rock to not know the name Charlie Ward. A name synonymous with Florida State football, Ward is widely considered to be on the “Mt Rushmore” of the Seminole legacy. The most decorated player in the history of college football, Charlie Ward won literally every award he was eligible for as a senior quarterback on Florida State’s 1993 championship team. Ward was the school’s first Heisman winner, has had his number/jersey retired, was added to the Seminole Hall of fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Ward was such a complete athlete that he was also drafted in the Major League Baseball draft although he did not play baseball in College. Additionally, Ward was the spark plug on three Seminole NCAA Tournament basketball teams. It was widely regarded that he would be a first round draft pick in the NFL, but Ward decided to choose the NBA. Ward played for nine years with the New York Knicks and started in the 1999 NBA Finals. He later had short spells with the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, before retiring in 2005. The question that plagues most sports fans that will never be answered…”What if Charlie Ward had chosen the NFL?”

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Ed:

#19- Roberto Aguayo

This man is a Seminole legend. With a program that has a less-than-stellar perception of wide rights and wide lefts, Roberto distinguished himself as the unquestioned leader at kicker in program history. He, alone, scored 157 points for Florida State in the 2013 season. Excluding the national championship game, Roberto alone would have out scored every other team FSU faced 147 – 139. His legacy sets the bar for special team expectations at Florida State, and is likely to stand for the rest of time.

-DFNS Team