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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661 78
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
392 104
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

3
363 94
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

4
424 117
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Josh Lambert added Dalvin Cook

5
387 111
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

6
308 74
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

7
168 20
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Wide receiver

8
515 176
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

9
277 70
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

10
275 88
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Placekicker

11
201 59
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

12
170 45
Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

13
18 0
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

14
148 42
LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
89 10
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

ESPN.com First Team All-American

Second Team All-American (AP, FWAA, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com, USA Today Sports)

16
147 48
Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

17
98 17
Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
177 82
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

19
145 65
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

20
62 9
Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Derwin James Safety

21
98 46
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end

22
133 66
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

23
45 7
Telvin Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
GlennPfeffer added Linebacker

24
79 49
Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Running back

25
52 20
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
72 47
Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

27
53 29
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 27 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 Sanders) until Monk Benasorte passed him.

28
72 54
Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

29
123 96
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Halfback

30
26 7
Lamarcus Joyner is listed (or ranked) 30 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.

31
76 55
Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive tackle

32
24 6
Timmy Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 32 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 All-America Third Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team
All-ACC Second Team

33
69 52
Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Wide receiver

34
59 48
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

35
23 9
Demarcus Walker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Demarcus Walker

36
33 19
E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 36 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).

37
47 39
Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Cornerback

38
54 50
Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Tackle

39
13 2
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added

40
13 3
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Cornerback

41
44 42
Paul McGowan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Linebacker

42
54 53
Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
17 10
Javon Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marcus Page added Wide receiver

44
8 1
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Placekicker

45
7 1
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
7 2
Nick O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Nick O'leary

47
10 6
Bryan Stork is listed (or ranked) 47 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)

48
4 1
Nigel Bradham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Linebacker

49
4 2
Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Wide receiver

50
4 2
Roberto Aguayo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
ReShaunGroomes added Roberto Aguayo