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A strong season brought strong representation on the All-ACC team for Florida State football. The Seminoles had 15 selections on Tuesday, including three first-teamers and four second-team honorees.
The lone offensive player to make the first team was guard Dillan Gibbons. Known perhaps as much for his off-the-field efforts, Gibbons started all 12 games this season and excelled as a run blocker.
Defensive end Jared Verse and safety Jammie Robinson each joined Gibbons on the first team. Verse ranked third in the ACC this season with 7.5 sacks and second with 14.5 tackles for loss. Robinson led the Seminoles in tackles for the second season in a row, totaling 86 tackles, including four for loss and an interception.
All four second-team selections came on the offensive side of the ball. In the backfield, quarterback Jordan Travis and running back Trey Benson were each honored. Travis had the best season for an FSU signal caller since Jameis Winston’s 2013 Heisman Trophy campaign, accounting for 30 total touchdowns and just four interceptions. Benson led FSU with 965 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on an ACC-best 6.8 yards per carry.
Leading receiver Johnny Wilson also earned second-team honors, catching 35 passes for 695 yards and five touchdowns — all team-highs. Tackle Robert Scott was also recognized as a second-teamer. Guard D’Mitri Emmanuel was named to the third team.
Seven others garnered All-ACC honorable mention for FSU. They are running back Treshaun Ward, center Maurice Smith, defensive tackles Fabien Lovett and Robert Cooper, linebacker Tatum Bethune and cornerback Renardo Green. Wide receiver Mycah Piittman was named honorable mention as a special teamer.
Between the Lines for Nov. 29, 2022
No athletics events scheduled.
On the Agenda for Nov. 30, 2022
Men’s basketball vs. No. 5 Purdue, 7:15 p.m. ET (ACC/Big Ten Challenge, ESPN2)
Rolling News and Notes
In addition to being named first-team All-ACC, FSU football guard Dillan Gibbons was named among three finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy. The honor exemplifies community service.
FSU football moved up three spots to No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday.
FSU soccer’s Jenna Nighswonger, Cristina Roque, Jody Brown were all named to the United Soccer Coaches Atlantic Region first team. Clara Robbins made the second team.
FSU football defensive back Sam McCall is no longer with the program, according to reports.