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  SEPT 6 ACC SEPT 6 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State, Sr., DE, Eden Prairie, Minn.,...Set career highs with seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, against No. 9 Notre Dame ... Helped FSU hold the Irish to 65 rushing yards ... First Seminoles in four years to compile those numbers against a ranked opponent ... Playing his first game as a Seminole, keyed an FSU defense that allowed 288 fewer rushing yards against the Irish than in 2020. - ACC Football

(DS#9 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jermaine Johnson IIFlorida State
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  08/25/21 - Brandon MoorerSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 186 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Florida State cornerback Brandon Moore is no longer with the Seminoles program. Moore's departure was first reported by 247Sports and later confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel by an FSU spokesman who said the graduate transfer from UCF was "no longer part of the program." The Sanford product announced his decision to transfer to FSU on Jan. 11 after four seasons at UCF where he accounted for 77 tackles and two interceptions in 26 games for the Knights. Moore suffered an ACL injury in the second half of the 2019 season opener against Florida A&M on Aug. 29 and he was among a handful of UCF players who remained on campus during the summer despite the coronavirus pandemic to continue their rehabilitation work. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 CB) rSr/2022 CB Brandon MooreFlorida State
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  08/23/21 - Jashaun CorbinrJr/2023, Florida State, 5-11, 221 (DS#18 RB) + More +

  Florida State running back Jashaun Corbin is back and healthy and nobody is happier about that than the redshirt sophomore himself. "I definitely found my youth again," said Corbin, who is coming off his first season with the Seminoles. The 6-foot, 220-pounder started eight of the nine games last season, finishing second on the team with 401 rushing yards and five touchdowns as he continued to work his way back from a devastating hamstring injury he suffered at the start of the 2019 season while at Texas A&M. But as FSU enters the midway point of fall camp, Corbin's demonstrated the quickness and drive that made him one of the top all-purpose backs in the country out of Rockledge High in 2018. It was his performance in last Saturday's scrimmage that drew praise from the coaching staff.

"Jashaun Corbin showed flashes of why we brought him here," said offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. "He showed flashes of that starter at a high level at a young age. He went through a time where he had to get healthy and he went through that year the first year back and today was the best I have seen him run since he's been on this campus." "The scrimmage kind of was like … the light bulb went off for me and I just played ball, I stopped thinking and just trusted myself and just played ball," added Corbin. While FSU finished in the bottom half of the ACC in total offense last season, the Seminoles did show significant improvement in the run game. The team averaged close to 200 yards per game on the ground, with quarterback Jordan Travis (559 yards) and tailbacks La'Damian Webb (369 yards), Lawrance Toafili (356 yards) and Corbin making up most of the production. "Getting back to how I used to play and just knowing when it's time to be physical and when it's time to make guys miss," said Corbin. "It definitely feels good to get back into that mode again." - Orlando Sentinel


(DS#18 RB) rJr/2023 RB Jashaun CorbinFlorida State
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  Jermaine Johnson, a productive edge rusher for UGA, put his name in the transfer portal last December because he thought he could make even more plays somewhere else if given a chance for increased playing time. "It was kind of crazy," Johnson said of the many options presented. "I didn't know where I was going to go. It was kind of stressful. It was like a recruiting aspect, but you didn't have months to deal with it. I had to do it in like under a month." The place he landed at turned out to be Florida State. Seminoles coach Mike Novell didn't know Johnson, who took advantage of the NCAA's extra year of eligibility after his senior year at Georgia. He found out a lot about him by speaking to UGA defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, who worked under Norvell at Memphis.

Johnson and Norvell quickly bonded during their time in Tallahassee this offseason. Johnson was selected as one of three Seminoles brought to the ACC Kickoff event last month in Charlotte, N.C. "He believed in the man I am, the man I can be and also the player I am and the player I could be," Johnson said. Johnson was asked by a reporter who covers Miami about another former Georgia players, cornerback Tyrique Stevenson, who transferred to play for the Hurricanes. "Tyrique's invaluable, he's a great player," Johnson said. "I saw how great a player he was and can when he came to Georgia. I talk to him every once in a while. He's very happy at Miami right now. He wouldn't want to be any place else." - Athens Daily Banner


(DS#9 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jermaine Johnson IIFlorida State
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  07/25/21 - McKenzie MiltonrSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 189 (DS#29 QB) + More +

  McKenzie Milton isn't afraid of sharing the limelight with fellow Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis. In fact, he's more than willing to push him toward it. Ever since Milton's arrival in Tallahassee in December, the graduate transfer has been working hard to fit into his new surroundings. That includes providing the right amount of give-and-take from his younger teammates in the Seminoles quarterback room. "I'm a shy guy who likes to stay to himself but he's forced me to get out a little bit more," Travis explained. "For example, we had a meeting about a month ago and he had me hop up in front of the team with the [video] clicker and go through plays. "That's not me but I'm thankful to have him push me out of my comfort zone because that's what I need."

Milton's arrival at FSU raised a few eyebrows and fueled speculation that if the Hawaii native was 100% healthy, he would be the favorite to start the season for the Seminoles. But FSU coach Mike Norvell isn't willing to commit to either player, going as far as to bring both to this week's ACC football kickoff event in Charlotte. "I'm grateful for both of those guys because they're both tremendous players, tremendous leaders and they make an incredible impact on our football team each and every day," said Norvell. "The thing I'm excited about is the work that they put in this summer. - Orlando Sentinel


(DS#29 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  Florida State opens its fall football camp with the team set to report on Friday, Aug. 6 according to the school. The Seminoles hit the field for the first practice of the 2021 season on Saturday, Aug. 7. FSU is looking to put a dismal 2020 campaign behind them, one that saw the team finish with a 3-6 record. It was the worst season since 1975 when the team finished 3-8. The next season, Bobby Bowden was hired and he spent the next 34 seasons retooling the program into a football powerhouse.

Since Jimbo Fisher's departure in 2017, the program has suffered through two head coaching hires and three straight losing seasons. Mike Norvell, who was hired in 2020, returns for his second season. The team struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, failing to host spring or summer camps and losing several games to positive testing thresholds. Coupled with a young and inexperienced roster led to a disappointing showing in Norvell's first season in Tallahassee. - Orlando Sentinel


(DS#9 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jermaine Johnson IIFlorida State
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  07/20/21 - McKenzie MiltonrSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 189 (DS#29 QB) + More +

  Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton and linebacker Amari Gainer earned spots on the Maxwell and Bednarik award watch lists released Monday. Milton, who is in his first season with the Seminoles after arriving in the offseason as a graduate transfer from UCF, is among 80 players named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award. The award is given annually to the best college football player in the country. Milton led UCF to a 27-6 record during his time as the starting quarterback for the Knights, including back-to-back American Athletic Conference Championship titles and consecutive appearances in New Year's Six Access Bowl games in 2017-18. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#29 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  Florida State added another piece to its remodeled defense with the addition of transfer Marcus Cushnie, an edge rusher from Alabama A&M. The Palm Beach product committed to the Seminoles over the weekend after de-committing from Purdue when entering the transfer portal on July 11. Cushnie appeared in 12 games in 2019, finishing with 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks. In four games last season, he led the team in tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (7). He becomes the seventh defensive player to join FSU's roster through the transfer portal this offseason. The Seminoles finished near the bottom of the ACC in total defense last season, allowing 36 points and 456 yards per game. The unit was last in the conference in sacks (10) and tackles for loss (49), forcing second-year coach Mike Norvell and his staff to dive into the transfer market in search of some much-needed help on the defensive front. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#999 DE) rSr/2022 DE Marcus CushnieFlorida State
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  Florida State placed four players on Phil Steele's preseason All-ACC team. Defensive end Jermaine Johnson, who transferred from Georgia in the offseason, led the way with a third-team selection followed by running back Jashaun Corbin, offensive tackle Devontay Love-Taylor, linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. and defensive back Jammie Robinson, who were all fourth-team picks. Corbin finished second on the team in rushing with 401 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with the Seminoles after transferring in from Texas A&M. Love-Taylor appeared in seven games for FSU before suffering a season-ending injury. Dix played in all nine games last season as a true freshman, starting the final five games and finishing third on the team in tackles (45). Robinson appeared in 22 games at South Carolina before transferring to FSU this offseason. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#9 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Jermaine Johnson IIFlorida State
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  05/29/21 - McKenzie MiltonrSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 189 (DS#29 QB) + More +

  Florida State opens the 2021-22 football season with a pair of night games and an afternoon showdown to kick off its ACC schedule. The Seminoles are set to host Notre Dame on Sunday, Sept. 5 with the game previously scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. FSU remains in Tallahassee for a Week 2 showdown against Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network. It's the fourth meeting between these two programs with Seminoles holding a 2-1 edge in the series including last season's 41-24 win at Doak Campbell Stadium. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#29 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  05/18/21 - McKenzie MiltonrSr/2022, Florida State, 5-11, 189 (DS#29 QB) + More +

  Florida State will open the 2021-22 college football season with a prime-time matchup against Notre Dame in front of a nationally televised audience. The Seminoles are set to host the Fighting Irish in Doak Campbell Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with the game set to air on ABC. It's the fourth time both programs have met in Tallahassee in the short 10-game series and the first since 2014. It's one of several prime-time games set for Labor Day weekend including Georgia-Clemson (Dec. 4) and Louisville-Ole Miss (Dec. 6). All three will air on ESPN Networks. FSU holds a 6-4 edge in the series with Notre Dame but the Seminoles have lost two straight including last season's 42-26 affair in South Bend. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#29 QB) rSr/2022 QB McKenzie MiltonFlorida State
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  Andrew Parchment grew up playing football in South Florida so it only made sense he would develop an affinity for the Miami Hurricanes. But even as a young 'Canes fan, Parchment had a mutual reverence for rival Florida State. "If you watch college football and you don't know about Florida State and their history, you must be living underneath a rock," Parchment explained. "Even though I grew up a Miami fan, I understood what the history of Florida State is and I understand that through the players that came through here." Parchment hopes to make his mark in the program's storied history, joining the Seminoles program as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver becomes the latest player to find a new home at FSU. He becomes the 10th player to join the Seminoles program after a brief stint in the transfer portal following brief stints at Northern Illinois, Iowa Central Community College and Kansas. "For me, it was crazy that a school like Florida State would be interested in me and I was excited not only to stay in a Power Five conference but to come back to the state of Florida," said Parchment, a 3-star prospect out of Cypress Bay High School in Fort Lauderdale. - Orlando Sentinel


(DS#64 WR) rSr/2022 WR Andrew ParchmentFlorida State
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  Florida State reached into the transfer portal to add some much-needed depth and experience to its 2021-22 football roster with the addition of receiver Andrew Parchment and offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons. Parchment, a graduate transfer, comes by way of Kansas where he spent the past two seasons. He appeared in 20 games with 19 starts for the Jayhawks, totaling 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns on 89 catches.

"We're extremely excited about Andrew joining our program," said FSU coach Mike Norvell. "We feel like he brings a great playmaking ability and home-run threat to the receiver position. Being from Florida, it's also a great opportunity for him down here as he finishes his college career in front of family and friends as a Seminole." Parchment was a 3-star prospect out of Cypress Bay (Fort Lauderdale), who originally signed with Northern Illinois in 2017 where he played one season for the Huskies before landing at Iowa Central Community College and then Kansas. - Orlando Sentinel


(DS#64 WR) rSr/2022 WR Andrew ParchmentFlorida State
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  The plan for offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons as April became May was to open the 2021 college football season Labor Day Sunday Night at Doak Campbell Stadium. That plan hasn't changed for Gibbons, even after he announced less than a week ago his intention to leave the Notre Dame football program as a graduate transfer. Less than a week after making that decision official, Gibbons found his new school. It's one that will play his old school on that Labor Day Sunday Night in the 2021 opener for both programs. Gibbons announced via social media late Monday that he would enroll at Florida State University. Gibbons will have immediate eligibility and possibly two seasons of eligibility remaining. - South Bend Tribune

(DS#55 OG) rSr/2022 OG Dillan GibbonsFlorida State
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  The covert storyline that really never made it into the mainstream was just how steep the climb was in overcoming multiple debilitating injuries for Dillan Gibbons to become relevant on the Notre Dame football depth chart. Now the Irish offensive lineman will chase the happily-ever-after part of the saga. But somewhere else. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Madeira Beach, Fla., product announced on Thursday via Twitter that he was entering the transfer portal, roughly two weeks before he picks up his Notre Dame degree. Gibbons, a three-star recruit who played his high school ball at Clearwater Central Catholic, played in 29 games for the Irish, including the lone start of his career - on Senior Day against Syracuse on Dec. 5. He redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors at season's end. - South Bend Tribune

(DS#55 OG) rSr/2022 OG Dillan GibbonsFlorida State
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