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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773 85
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
453 119
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

3
425 112
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

4
358 85
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

5
442 125
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

6
486 134
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Josh Lambert added Dalvin Cook

7
226 34
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
toncagaming added Wide receiver

8
321 82
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

9
586 203
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

10
167 20
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
325 104
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Placekicker

12
232 72
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

13
195 56
Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

14
129 22
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
168 51
LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

16
114 17
Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Derwin James Safety

17
170 56
Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

18
68 6
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

19
201 95
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

20
170 71
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

21
78 12
Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Linebacker

22
56 6
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Cornerback

23
154 73
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

24
112 54
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

25
54 12
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 25 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.