From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share











 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Florida International
Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


  Ex-FIU running back D'vonte Price has a legit shot at making the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent this fall. Just ask his former FIU coach, Butch Davis. "He can run and catch, and he's also big enough for blitz pickup," Davis said of Price, listed at 6-2 and 215 pounds and with 4.57 speed in the 40. "He can play special teams, too, which will help." The Colts appear to have an opening for a third-string running back, which could be an ideal spot for Price.

If he makes the Colts, Price can learn from starter Jonathan Taylor, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he led the NFL in rushing yards (1,811) and rushing touchdowns (18). Price could also learn from Taylor's backup, Nyheim Hines, who averaged 4.9 yards per rush last season. In four years in the NFL, Hines is averaging 676 scrimmage yards and 53 receptions per season. - Miami Herald


(DS#20 RB) rSr/2022 RB DVonte PriceFlorida International
News Source: Miami Herald
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DT: Davon Strickland, RS So., FIU,...Strickland was a mainstay all season on the defensive front for the Panthers all season - appearing in all 12 games and registering 53 stops, including three sacks and six tackles for loss. The sophomore also blocked an extra point in FIU's season finale at Southern Mississippi. - Conference USA Football

(DS#999 DE) rJr/2024 DE Davon StricklandFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): RB: D'Vonte Price, Sr., FIU,...Price finished his career as the second-leading career rusher in FIU history with 2,203 yards - just the sixth Panther to eclipse the 2,000-yard milestone. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry as a senior while compiling 682 yards and six touchdowns. - Conference USA Football

(DS#20 RB) rSr/2022 RB DVonte PriceFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB: Richard Dames, Sr., FIU,...Dames closed out his senior season as the Panthers' leader in tackles in 2021 with 95 stops - including 60 solo tackles. His 95 stops ranked seventh among conference leaders and his average of 5.0 solo tackles per game ranked 29th nationally. Dames also added an interception to increase his career total to four. - Conference USA Football

(DS#36 SS) rSr/2022 SS Richard DamesFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR: Tyrese Chambers, So., FIU,...Chambers was a big play threat for the Panthers throughout the 2021 campaign, as he ranked second nationally with an average of 23.9 yards per reception. He also posted the top single season receiving-yard performance in FIU annals with his total of 1,074 yards. Chambers also hauled in the most touchdown catches in a season by a FIU player - with nine in 2021. Chambers 91-yard TD catch at Southern Mississippi on Nov. 27 marked FIU's longest play from scrimmage in program history. - Conference USA Football

(DS#999 WR) rJr/2024 WR Tyrese ChambersFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): P: Tommy Heatherly, Sr., FIU,...Heatherly is a three-time All-CUSA selection after earning honorable mention in 2019 and 2020. He closes out his FIU career as the top overall punter in program annals. Heatherly boasts each of the top two single season punting averages in program history - including the top mark of 46.8 set in 2021. The Grove, Okla., native placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line and boomed 27 punts over 50 yards this season - he also forced 12 fair catches. - Conference USA Football

(DS#15 P) rSr/2022 P Tommy HeatherlyFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  Florida International receiver Tyrese Chambers announced the Boilermakers have made his top five transfer destinations along with Mississippi State, Nebraska, Arizona State and Maryland. Chambers set program records for single-season receiving yards (1,074) and touchdowns (9). He ranked second nationally averaging 23.9 yards per catch. Chambers played at four different schools since graduating high school, including two junior colleges. - Journal and Courier

(DS#999 WR) rJr/2024 WR Tyrese ChambersFlorida International
News Source: Journal and Courier
Share/Comment: Here


  Syracuse receiver Sharod Johnson will seek a transfer to play out his sixth season at another school in 2022. Johnson submitted his name into the NCAA's transfer portal, according to multiple recruiting sites that track the growing number of transfers around the nation. By entering the portal, coaches can formally recruit him. Johnson is a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining. A starter this past season, he caught 14 passes for 184 yards. Both were career highs. - The Post-Standard

(DS#999 WR) rSr/2023 WR Sharod JohnsonFlorida International
News Source: The Post-Standard
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 CONFERENCE USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): FIU P Tommy Heatherly is the league's Special Teams Player of the Year, becoming the first Panther to earn that distinction in program history. Heatherly boasts each of the two best single-season punting averages in program history - including the top mark of 46.8 set in 2021 - which ranked eighth nationally and led C-USA. The Grove, Oklahoma, native placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line and boomed 27 punts over 50 yards this season - he also forced 12 fair catches by opponents. Heatherly had a punt of at least 60 yards in six games in 2021. Heatherly's 3,418 total punting yards rank as the fourth-most nationally in 2021. - Conference USA Football

(DS#15 P) rSr/2022 P Tommy HeatherlyFlorida International
News Source: Conference USA Football
Share/Comment: Here


  2021 ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Donovan Manuel, R-So., ETSU,...Earned a spot on the Coaches and Media First Team All-SoCon for the second consecutive season...Leads the Bucs in tackles with 103, becoming the first triple-digit tackler for the Bucs since Dylan Weigel had 106 in 2016...Second on the team in both tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (3.0), while also recording one fumble recovery and one forced fumble...Twice named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week this season (Nov. 6 vs. VMI & Nov. 13 at WCU). - East Tennessee State Football

(DS#999 ILB) rJr/2024 ILB Donovan ManuelFlorida International
News Source: East Tennessee State Football
Share/Comment: Here


  Gunnar Holmberg tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Duke overcame Kansas for a 52-33 victory Saturday, its third straight win. The Blue Devils (3-1) struck for 21 points during a six-minute span of the third quarter, taking the lead on the way to eclipsing their 2020 win total. Holmberg's scoring runs came from 4, 1, 3 and 13 yards. He threw for 328 yards, completing 22 of 29 passes.

Holmberg became the eighth Duke player with four rushing touchdowns in a game and the first since quarterback Brandon Connette ran for four in 2013. "It's part of the game plan," Holmberg said of his 17 carries for 88 yards. "The O-line did their part. The receivers (blocked well) on the perimeter." Holmberg needed brief medical attention following his final TD run. He said he just had the wind knocked out of him. Duke's Mataeo Durant ran for 124 yards on 21 carries, including a 57-yard touchdown for the game's first points. Jake Bobo made seven catches for 105 yards. "We've got a lot of weapons and we've got to continue to grow and get better," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. "I think our offense is playing at an extremely high level." - Duke/AP College Football


(DS#54 QB) rSr/2023 QB Gunnar HolmbergFlorida International
News Source: Duke/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here


  Duke scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and did all its scoring in the first half, then held off a Northwestern comeback to earn a 30-23 victory in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon. "I would like to stop doing what losing teams do," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "Losing teams turn the ball over. Losing teams have self-inflicted wounds. Losing teams give up explosive plays. Losing teams have communication issues. That's why you lose games. This is not hard. I'm not trying to discredit Duke, but we gift-wrapped it for them." The Blue Devils were efficient on both sides of the ball early on, scoring on six of their first eight possessions behind Gunnar Holmberg, who completed 31 of 44 passes for a career-high 314 yards and a touchdown. "Gunnar is playing pretty dang well. Gunnar wants to win, and Gunnar is a humble and an unselfish player," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. "He's a good thrower. But also, Northwestern did crowd the line of scrimmage. There's no reason to be hard-headed." Meanwhile, the Blue Devils' defense forced Northwestern (1-2) into a punt or a turnover on its first seven drives. The Wildcats didn't score until late in the second quarter, following a change at quarterback. Starter Hunter Johnson threw three interceptions and was relieved by Andrew Marty, who orchestrated a quick scoring drive that covered 75 yards in just six plays. - Duke/AP College Football

(DS#54 QB) rSr/2023 QB Gunnar HolmbergFlorida International
News Source: Duke/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here


  D'Vonte Price ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries and Florida International breezed to a 48-10 victory over Long Island in a season opener on Thursday night. Price accounted for all 69 yards on the opening drive for the Panthers - carrying three times and capping the drive with an 8-yard TD. Price scored on the second play of the second drive, running 68 yards for a score. His final carry came in the second quarter and resulted in a 28-yard TD and a 28-0 lead.

Max Bortenschlager completed 14 of 17 passes for 266 yards and two TDs with one interception for FIU. He had scoring strikes of 52 yards to Bryce Singleton and a 12-yarder to Tyrese Chambers. Singleton finished with 149 yards on six catches. Camden Orth completed 15 of 30 passes for 197 yards and a score for the Sharks, an FCS school. Derick Eugene had seven receptions for 115 yards and a TD. The Panthers piled up 594 yards of offense, while holding Long Island to 291. - Florida International/AP College Football


(DS#20 RB) rSr/2022 RB DVonte PriceFlorida International
News Source: Florida International/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here


  The veteran won the job. Max Bortenschlager, the Maryland Terrapins transfer who is entering his sixth collegiate season, is expected to be FIU's starting quarterback when the Panthers open the season Thursday night against visiting Long Island. Bortenschlager, who has made 11 starts - nine at Maryland and two at FIU - edged second-year freshman Haden Carlson, who has yet to take a college snap.

Kaylan Wiggins, who is in his fifth season at FIU, and true freshman Grayson James provide further depth. "Max is the guy who has been doing a majority of the work with the starters," FIU coach Butch Davis told the Herald on Friday. "Haden is working as the backup, but all four quarterbacks have improved significantly. "We anticipate Max will be our starting quarterback unless something changes in the next four or five days, which I don't think it will." Bortenschlager, a 6-3, 205-pounder, struggled last season in his first year at FIU. He completed just 45.7 percent of his passes as FIU went 0-5. - Miami Herald


(DS#53 QB) rSr/2022 QB Max BortenschlagerFlorida International
News Source: Miami Herald
Share/Comment: Here


  FEB 22 SOCON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Donovan Manuel, ETSU, R-So., LB, Ellenwood, Ga.,...Linebacker Donovan Manuel had an all-around productive day for the ETSU defense in the Bucs' win over Samford. The redshirt sophomore from Ellenwood, Georgia, had nine tackles on the day (six solo), including a pair of sacks for 22 lost yards. Manuel, who forced a fumble on one of those sacks, also picked off a Samford pass in ETSU territory with just 8 seconds left to seal the win. Other nominees: Nelson Jordan (Samford), Jacob Harris (Western Carolina) and Michael Mason (Wofford). - SoCon Football

(DS#999 ILB) rJr/2024 ILB Donovan ManuelFlorida International
News Source: SoCon Football
Share/Comment: Here

Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


 BACK TO TOP


 Florida International Football Videos

 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization