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The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

Updated July 13, 2020 23.4k votes 2.7k voters 39.7k views81 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Corey Simon26
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    84

    Corey Simon

    Defensive tackle, Tackle

    BirthplaceBoynton Beach, Florida

    Age43

  • Lamarcus Joyner27
    207
    41

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age29

    TeamsFlorida State Seminoles football

    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.

  • Timmy Jernigan28

    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

  • Snoop Minnis29
    146
    79

    Snoop Minnis

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age43

  • Ron Sellers30
    140
    83

    Ron Sellers

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age73

  • Kelvin Benjamin31
    189
    57

    Kelvin Benjamin

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  • Graham Gano32
    140
    31

    Graham Gano

    Placekicker

    BirthplaceArbroath, United Kingdom

    Age33

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Locomotives

  • Greg Allen33
    141
    84

    Greg Allen

    Running back

    BirthplaceFlorida

    Age57

  • Nick O'leary34
    138
    31

    Nick O'leary

  • Burt Reynolds35
    231
    152

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

    Age79

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  • Michael Boulware36
    181
    57

    Michael Boulware

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Age39

    Strongside Linebacker #6 All-Time Tackles with 377 

  • Reinard Wilson37
    112
    72

    Reinard Wilson

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida

    Age46

  • Greg Jones38
    123
    27

    Greg Jones

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Age39

    TeamsHouston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Demarcus Walker39
    144
    40

    Demarcus Walker

  • Nigel Bradham40
    108
    21

    Nigel Bradham

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceCrawfordville, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles football

  • Laveranues Coles41
    108
    27

    Laveranues Coles

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Age42

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets

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  • Corey Sawyer42
    92
    60

    Corey Sawyer

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceKey West, Florida

    Age48

  • Alex Barron43
    94
    69

    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina

    Age38

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams

  • Leon Washington44
    101
    25

    Leon Washington

    Running back, Return specialist

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age38

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

  • Lee Corso45

    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.

  • E. G. Green46
    116
    45

    E. G. Green

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Walton Beach, Florida

    Age45

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

  • Bryan Stork47
    88
    25

    Bryan Stork

    Center

    Age30

    TeamsFlorida State Seminoles, New England Patriots

    Super Bowl champion (XLIX)

    BCS National Champion (2014)

    ACC Champion (2012, 2013)

    Consensus All-American (2013)

    First-team All-ACC (2013)

  • Chris Thompson48
    94
    32

    Chris Thompson

    Running back

    BirthplaceGreenville, Florida

    Age29

    TeamsWashington Redskins

  • Javon Walker49
    92
    35

    Javon Walker

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    Age41

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers

  • Karlos Williams50