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The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

Updated July 13, 2020 22.4k votes 2.7k voters 40.6k 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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    1,349
    133

    Deion Sanders

    Cornerback, Punt returner

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  • 2
    776
    187

    Warrick Dunn

    Running back
  • 3
    811
    200

    Derrick Brooks

    Linebacker
  • 4
    680
    160

    Peter Warrick

    Return specialist, Wide receiver
  • 5
    883
    222

    Dalvin Cook

  • 6

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  • 7
    537
    135

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver
  • 8
    408
    102

    Marvin Jones

    Linebacker
  • 9
    513
    106

    Anquan Boldin

    Wide receiver
  • 10
    361
    90

    Terrell Buckley

    Cornerback
  • 11
    936
    337

    Jameis Winston

    Quarterback

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  • 12
    540
    166

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker
  • 13
    299
    73

    LeRoy Butler

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 14
    296
    80

    Walter Jones

    Tackle
  • 15
    275
    103

    Ron Simmons

    Defensive tackle, Tackle

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  • 16
    362
    156

    Chris Weinke

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  • 17
    643
    96

    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)

  • 18
    459
    67
  • 19
    349
    44

    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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  • 20
    197
    79

    Andre Wadsworth

    Defensive end
  • 21
  • 22
    291
    42

    Xavier Rhodes

    Cornerback
  • 23
    298
    45

    Devonta Freeman

    Running back
  • 24
    169
    80

    Eddie Goldman

    Defensive tackle
  • 25
    148
    79

    Corey Simon

    Defensive tackle, Tackle