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

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Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Derrick Brooks Linebacker

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

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

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Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Peter Warrick Return specialist, Wide receiver

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

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Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

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Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marvin Jones Linebacker

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

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Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Terrell Buckley Cornerback

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LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
LeRoy Butler Cornerback, Safety

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Walter Jones Tackle

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Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Simmons Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Andre Wadsworth Defensive end

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Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Peter Boulware 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

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Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Greg Allen Running back

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Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Simon Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Telvin Smith Linebacker

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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 23 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 ...

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Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Sellers Wide receiver

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Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Reinard Wilson Defensive end, Linebacker

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Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Derwin James Safety

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Michael Boulware is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Michael Boulware Safety, Defensive back - Strongside Linebacker #6 All-Time Tackles with 377 

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Burt Reynolds Halfback

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Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Lee Corso 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 ...

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Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Snoop Minnis Wide receiver

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Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Eddie Goldman Defensive tackle

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E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 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).

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Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Sawyer Cornerback

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Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Alex Barron Tackle

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Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Jamal Reynolds Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Paul McGowan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Paul McGowan Linebacker

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Clay Shiver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Clay Shiver Guard, Center

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Timmy Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Timmy Jernigan 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 ...

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Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Lamarcus Joyner 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.

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Rohn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Rohn Stark Punter - All-American punter, yes, but also All-American decathlete.  Inducted into FSU football and track & field halls of fame.  Football team captain.  4 Pro Bowl selections during 16-year career.

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Demarcus Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Demarcus Walker

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Roberto Aguayo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Roberto Aguayo Kicker - Despite NFL struggles, 3rd-most accurate college kicker of all time.  51 of 51 on FGs inside of 40 yards.  Connected on 5 50+-yd FGs.  Precision kick-offs resulted in FSU being #1 in kick-off return defense in ...

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Javon Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Javon Walker Wide receiver

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Tay Cody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Tay Cody Cornerback

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Karlos Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time