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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631 76
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
379 101
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

3
407 111
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Josh Lambert added Dalvin Cook

4
374 105
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

5
351 91
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

6
295 71
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

7
153 17
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Wide receiver

8
271 64
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

9
494 169
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

10
262 86
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Placekicker

11
195 57
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

12
167 43
Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

13
142 40
LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

14
143 46
Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

15
72 8
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 ...

16
92 15
Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 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

17
173 77
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

18
144 61
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

19
55 6
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

20
98 44
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

21
40 4
Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Linebacker

22
128 64
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

23
79 46
Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

24
71 45
Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

25
49 18
Michael Boulware is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Safety, Defensive back - Strongside Linebacker #6 All-Time Tackles with 377 

26
9 0
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

27
72 52
Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

28
50 27
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added 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 ...

29
25 5
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 29 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.

30
119 93
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Halfback

31
74 53
Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

32
59 46
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

33
68 50
Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

34
21 5
Timmy Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added 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 ...

35
33 17
E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 35 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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54 47
Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

37
47 38
Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

38
19 8
Demarcus Walker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Demarcus Walker

39
6 0
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Cornerback

40
44 40
Paul McGowan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

41
54 51
Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

42
15 8
Javon Walker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Wide receiver

43
8 1
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

44
9 3
Bryan Stork is listed (or ranked) 44 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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5 0
Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Running back, Fullback

46
3 0
Chris Thompson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Chris Thompson Running back

47
3 0
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Placekicker

48
3 0
Nick O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Nick O'leary

49
3 0
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Wide receiver

50
10 8
Rohn Stark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added 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.