NCAA The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best Seminoles football players ever. Vote based on each player's career at FSU only.

When you think of the pantheon of iconic college football programs, the Florida State Seminoles. The school is widely known for dominating college football for a span beginning in the late 1980s through the early 2000s. Behind legendary coach Bobby Bowden, the Noles maintained a home in the top-5 of the polls. Despite falling off at the end of Bowden's reign, this era produced some of the greatest players in Florida State history. The school became a de-factor feeding factory for the NFL, with a slew of first round draft picks and a number of other players who became fixtures in the pros.

The Seminoles have won three national championships, seventeen conference titles, and five division titles. The program has also produced three Heisman Trophy winners, and one NEON DEION. Sanders inspired the Tomahawk Chop, one of the most popular cheers that's associated with a particular school. On top of Deion, quarterbacks Charlie Ward, Chris Weinke and recently, Jameis Winston, are all in an elite group of Heisman Trophy winners who also took a national title back to Tallahassee. 

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1
736 83
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

2
435 115
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

3
429 120
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

4
411 108
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

5
469 131
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Josh Lambert added Dalvin Cook

6
342 83
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

7
210 31
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added Wide receiver

8
307 79
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

9
564 197
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

10
144 16
Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Jalen Ramsey

All-America Candidate

Jim Thorpe Award Candidate

Bronko Nagurski Trophy Candidate

All-ACC First Team (Media & Coaches)

Consensus All-American

AFCA First Team All-American

Walter Camp First Team All-American

ESPN.com First Team All-American

Second Team All-American (AP, FWAA, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com, USA Today Sports)

11
314 101
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Placekicker

12
222 69
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

13
186 53
Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

14
123 19
Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added Linebacker -

consensus All-American, National Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC and smashing Ron Simmons 1977 record of 12 sacks in a season with an astonishing 19 sacks

15
162 49
LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

16
164 52
Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

17
57 4
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

18
96 13
Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Derwin James Safety

19
196 88
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

20
163 69
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

21
70 10
Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Linebacker

22
149 70
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

23
108 52
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

24
43 5
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Cornerback

25
64 23
Michael Boulware is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added Safety, Defensive back -

Strongside Linebacker #6 All-Time Tackles with 377 

26
45 11
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Safety -

Combined with Telvin Smith and Tim Jernigan as driving force behind nation's best defense in 2013.  Remarkably ferocious tacker for 5' 8" player, and a turnover-generating machine.

27
27 3
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Placekicker

28
88 54
Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

29
80 52
Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

30
39 9
Timmy Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added

ESPN.com All-America First Team
FWAA All-America Second Team
Associated Press All-America Second Team
USA TODAY Sports All-America Second Team
CBSSports.com All-America Second Team
SI.com All-America Second Team
Lindy’s All-America Third Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team
All-ACC Second Team

31
67 35
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added

He starred on both offense and defense on the football field leading the Seminoles in interceptions in 1954, rushing in 1955 and passing in 1956. He was the FSU career interception leader with 14 (Tied with Deion Sanders) until Monk Benasorte passed him.

32
38 11
Demarcus Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Demarcus Walker

33
88 60
Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

34
137 106
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Halfback

35
31 9
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

36
44 21
E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added E. G. Green Wide receiver -

ended his career with 166 receptions (6th on FSU's all-time list), 2920 yards (4th), and 29 touchdowns (2nd).

37
79 61
Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

38
79 57
Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

39
17 2
Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Linebacker

40
65 53
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

41
16 2
Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Running back, Return specialist

42
54 44
Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

43
18 4
Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Running back, Fullback

44
16 3
Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Derwin James

45
19 6
Nick O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Nick O'leary

46
59 54
Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

47
24 14
Javon Walker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Wide receiver

48
12 3
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Wide receiver

49
48 46
Paul McGowan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

50
58 57
Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman