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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369 101
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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374 100
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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402 110
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Josh Lambert added Dalvin Cook

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345 91
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

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292 69
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Peter Warrick Return specialist, Wide receiver

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147 16
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

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268 63
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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488 166
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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258 85
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Placekicker

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192 55
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marvin Jones Linebacker

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164 42
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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141 39
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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140 45
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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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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87 15
Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 17 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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141 61
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Simmons Defensive tackle, Tackle

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48 5
Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Derwin James Safety

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35 3
Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Telvin Smith Linebacker

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96 44
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Andre Wadsworth Defensive end

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125 64
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

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78 45
Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Greg Allen Running back

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47 17
Michael Boulware is listed (or ranked) 24 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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69 45
Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Simon Defensive tackle, Tackle

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71 51
Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Sellers Wide receiver

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49 26
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 27 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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23 4
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Burt Reynolds Halfback

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73 53
Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Eddie Goldman Defensive tackle

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66 49
Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Snoop Minnis Wide receiver

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57 46
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Reinard Wilson Defensive end, Linebacker

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32 16
E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Timmy Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Sawyer Cornerback

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51 47
Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Alex Barron Tackle

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18 8
Demarcus Walker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Demarcus Walker

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Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Paul McGowan Linebacker

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13 8
Javon Walker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Javon Walker Wide receiver

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8 3
Bryan Stork is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ShawnRocheleau added Bryan Stork Center - Super Bowl champion (XLIX) BCS National Champion (2014) ACC Champion (2012, 2013) Consensus All-American (2013) First-team All-ACC (2013)

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Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Devonta Freeman

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10 8
Rohn Stark is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Kelvin Benjamin

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Chris Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Chris Thompson Running back

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Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Xavier Rhodes Cornerback

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Clay Shiver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Clay Shiver Guard, Center

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Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Graham Gano Placekicker

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Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Greg Jones Running back, Fullback

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Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Nigel Bradham Linebacker