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

2
303 78
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

3
310 80
Derrick Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Derrick Brooks Linebacker

4
414 126
Jameis Winston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

5
283 70
Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Warrick Dunn Running back

6
323 90
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
223 52
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Peter Warrick Return specialist, Wide receiver

8
222 53
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Fred Biletnikoff Wide receiver

9
81 9
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
1512368937175 added Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

10
149 43
Marvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Marvin Jones Linebacker

11
201 74
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Sebastian Janikowski Placekicker

12
124 35
Terrell Buckley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Terrell Buckley Cornerback

13
109 29
LeRoy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
LeRoy Butler Cornerback, Safety

14
109 33
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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15
139 58
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

16
112 46
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Simmons Defensive tackle, Tackle

17
76 32
Andre Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Andre Wadsworth Defensive end

18
95 47
Rashad Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

19
40 6
Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
64 29
Greg Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Greg Allen Running back

21
58 31
Corey Simon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Simon Defensive tackle, Tackle

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22
58 35
Ron Sellers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Ron Sellers Wide receiver

23
49 30
Reinard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Reinard Wilson Defensive end, Linebacker

24
89 62
Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Burt Reynolds Halfback

25
53 37
Snoop Minnis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Snoop Minnis Wide receiver

26
58 42
Eddie Goldman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Eddie Goldman Defensive tackle

27
20 5
E. G. Green is listed (or ranked) 27 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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21 6
Michael Boulware is listed (or ranked) 28 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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25 12
Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 29 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 ...

30
46 38
Jamal Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Jamal Reynolds Defensive end, Defensive lineman

31
44 38
Alex Barron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Alex Barron Tackle

32
38 30
Corey Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Corey Sawyer Cornerback

33
34 32
Paul McGowan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Paul McGowan Linebacker

34
32 32
Clay Shiver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time
Clay Shiver Guard, Center

35
61 76
Karlos Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time