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2011 Florida State Seminoles football
Champs Sports Bowl Champions
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
2011 record9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachJimbo Fisher (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJames Coley (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro Style
Defensive coordinatorMark Stoops (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
CaptainE.J. Manuel
Captainother captains selected by game
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 82,300)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#22 Clemson x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#21 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Seminoles were led by second year head coach Jimbo Fisher and played their home games at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. They are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, playing in the Atlantic Division. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Champs Sports Bowl where they defeated Notre Dame 18–14.

Previous SeasonEdit

Florida State ended the 2010 season with a 10–4 record (6–2 in the ACC) and were ranked #16 in the final Coaches Poll. They were led by head coach Jimbo Fisher in his first year of head coaching. The Seminoles lost three starters on offense (QB Christian Ponder, OG Rodney Hudson, and C Ryan McMahon) and three on defense (DE Marcus White, LB Mister Alexander, and LB Kendall Smith).

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position
Jimbo Fisher Head Coach
Rick Trickett Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach
Greg Hudson Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
Mark Stoops Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach
James Coley Offensive Coordinator/Tight End Coach
Dameyune Craig Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator
Lawrence Dawsey Passing Game Coordinator/Wide receivers
Darin Eliot Defensive Ends Coach
Eddie Gran Associate Head Coach/Running backs/Special teams Coordinator
Odell Haggins Defensive line
Vic Viloria Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
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StatisticsEdit

Scores by quarter (all opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 102 113 60 167 442
All opponents 34 43 44 75 196



Scores by quarter (ACC opponents)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 68 79 33 70 250
ACC opponents 20 37 30 55 142



ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* 3:30 PM Louisiana-Monroe #6 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU W 34–0   72,226
September 10* 6:00 PM (FCS) Charleston Southern #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN3 W 62–10   75,229
September 17* 8:15 PM #1 Oklahoma #5 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC L 13–23   84,392A
September 24 3:30 PM at #21 Clemson #11 Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)Clemson,SC (Clemson–Florida State rivalry) ESPN L 30–35   80,994
October 8 12:30 PM at Wake Forest #23 BB&T Field at Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ACCN L 30–35   31,116
October 15 3:00 PM at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC FSN W 41–16   24,687
October 22 3:30 PM Maryland Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC/ESPN2 W 41–16   72,697
October 29 12:00 PM NC State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPNU W 34–0   80,849
November 3 8:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN W 38–7   38,729
November 12 3:30 PM Miami (FL) Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Battle of the Sunshine State) ABC/ESPN W 23–19   82,322
November 19† 7:30 PM Virginia #23 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ESPN2 L 13–14   77,178
November 26* 7:00 PM at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ESPN2 W 21–7   90,798
December 29* 5:30 PM vs. Notre Dame #25 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl) ESPN/ESPN 3D W 18–14   68,305
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Game summariesEdit

Miami (FL)Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Miami (FL) 0 7 0 12 19
Florida State 3 14 3 3 23

[1]


FloridaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida State 7 7 0 7 21
Florida 0 0 0 7 7

[2]


Champs Sports BowlEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida State 0 0 3 15 18
Notre Dame 7 0 7 0 14

[3]


AwardsEdit

WatchlistsEdit

PlayersEdit

  • Brandon Jenkins
Second-team All-ACC[6]
  • Dustin Hopkins
First-team All-ACC[6]
Second-team All-ACC[6]
  • Shawn Powell
First-team All-ACC[6]
Consensus All-American[7]
First-team All-ACC[6]

RosterEdit

2011 Florida State Seminoles roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 29 Eric Beverly – Freshman
  • 8 Devonta Freeman – Freshman
  • 33 Ty Jones – Junior
  • 24 Lonnie Pryor – Sophomore
  • 38 Jermaine Thomas – Junior
  • 23 Chris Thompson – Sophomore
  • 32 James Wilder, Jr.Freshman

Fullback

  • 41 Chad Abram – Sophomore
  • 37 Nathan Brazeau – Senior
  • 30 Ryan DiMarco – Sophomore
  • 21 Debrale Smiley – Redshirt Junior

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Kelvin Benjamin – Freshman
  • 15 Greg Dent – Sophomore
  • 45 James Dolan – Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Josh Gehres – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 13 Rashad Gholston – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Christian Green – Redshirt Freshman
  • 80 Rashad Greene – Freshman
  • 12 Jarred Haggins – Sophomore
  • 82 Willie Haulstead – Junior
  • 83 Bert Reed – Senior
  • 86 Zac Rittberg – Sophomore
  • 81 Kenny Shaw – Sophomore
  • 84 Rodney Smith – Junior
  • 39 David Tyrrell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 36 Jermaine Washington – Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 46 Jonathan Johnson – Junior
  • 85 Ja'Baris Little – Senior
  • 35 Nick O'Leary – Freshman
  • 43 Anthony Porterfield – Sophomore
  • 88 Beau Reliford – Senior
  • 44 Will Tye – Redshirt Freshman
 

Offensive Line

  • 62 Austin Barron – Freshman
  • 57 Terrance Carey – Freshman
  • 65 Ruben Carter – Freshman
  • 67 Andrew DatkoSenior
  • 68 Russell Eldridge – Junior
  • 60 Jacob Fahrenkrug – Junior
  • 76 Garrett Faircloth – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 72 Daniel Foose – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Ben Gatewood – Redshirt Freshman
  • 51 Bobby Hart – Freshman
  • 53 Sterline Lovelady – Freshman
  • 70 Josue Matias – Freshman
  • 59 Henry Orelus – Sophomore
  • 56 Trey Pettis – Freshman
  • 77 Zebrie SandersSenior
  • 79 David Spurlock – Senior
  • 66 Jacob Stanley – Senior
  • 52 Bryan Stork – Sophomore
  • 74 Jonathan Wallace – Sophomore

Defensive Line

  • 78 Shayne Broxsie – Junior
  • 91 Cornellius CarradineJunior
  • 94 Darious Cummings – Sophomore
  • 93 Everett Dawkins – Redshirt Junior
  • 98 Cameron Erving – Redshirt Freshman
  • 70 Sean Hector – Redshirt Freshman
  • 58 Dan Hicks – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 54 Tre' Jackson – Freshman
  • 49 Brandon Jenkins – Junior
  • 8 Timmy Jernigan – Freshman
  • 99 Nile Lawrence-Stample – Freshman
  • 97 Demonte McAllister – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 92 Anthony McCloud – Junior
  • 55 Jacobbi McDaniel – Junior
  • 90 Moses McCray – Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Derrick Mitchell – Freshman
  • 96 Toshmon Stevens – Redshirt Junior
  • 51 Giorgio Newberry – Freshman
  • 95 Björn WernerSophomore
 

Linebackers

  • 13 Nigel BradhamSenior
  • 54 Dorian Earley – Sophomore
  • 26 Arrington Jenkins – Freshman
  • 7 Christian Jones – Sophomore
  • 48 Jeff LucSophomore
  • 57 Holmes Onwukaife – Redshirt Freshman
  • 54 Mickel Pringle – Sophomore
  • 22 Telvin Smith – Sophomore
  • 24 Terrance Smith – Freshman
  • 76 Trey Sumner – Junior
  • 28 Nigel Terrell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Sean Tidmus – Sophomore
  • 11 Vince Williams – Redshirt Junior

Defensive Backs

  • 31 Terrence Brooks – Sophomore
  • 42 Lamarcus Brutus – Freshman
  • 40 Kendall Fullington – Freshman
  • 1 Mike Harris – Senior
  • 30 Tyler Hunter – Freshman
  • 5 Greg ReidJunior
  • 27 Xavier RhodesSophomore
  • 37 Keelin Smith – Freshman
  • 6 Nick Waisome – Freshman

Deep Safeties

  • 64 Dax Dellenbach – Junior
  • 75 Philip Doumar – Sophomore
  • 69 Chris Revell – Sophomore

Safeties

Punters

  • 29 Dillon Kidd – Freshman
  • 45 Shawn Powell – Senior

Kickers

  • 18 Dustin Hopkins – Junior
  • 47 Maxx Moore – Freshman

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

RecruitsEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Austin Barron
OG
Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 275 lb (125 kg) N/A Feb 2,
2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 45
Terry Bell
DT
Lakeland, FL Tenoroc HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 284 lb (129 kg) N/A Feb 2,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 45
Kelvin Benjamin
WR
Belle Glade, FL Glades Central HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.6 Jan 9,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Eric Beverly
RB
Jacksonville, FL First Coast HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 208 lb (94 kg) 4.98 Dec 7,
2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Lamarcus Brutus
S
Port Saint Lucie, FL Treasure Coast HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.55 Dec 3,
2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Cornellius Carradine
DE
El Dorado, KS Butler Community College (KS) 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 245 lb (111 kg) N/A Dec 15,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: N/A
Ruben Carter
OT
Miami, FL Miami Jackson HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 283 lb (128 kg) 5.28 Oct 17,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Jacob Coker
QB
Mobile, AL St. Pauls Episcopal School 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) N/A Jun 21,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Jacob Fahrenkrug
OG
Wahpeton, ND North Dakota State College of Science 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 318 lb (144 kg) 5.2 Dec 15,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: N/A
Devonta Freeman
RB
Miami, FL Miami Central HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 188 lb (85 kg) 4.5 Jun 24,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Rashad Greene
WR
Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 173 lb (78 kg) 4.45 Jun 17,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Bobby Hart
OT
Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 291 lb (132 kg) 5.6 Jul 17,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 83
Tyler Hunter
S
Valdosta, GA Lowndes HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 194 lb (88 kg) 4.5 Mar 12,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Tre Jackson
DT
Jesup, GA Wayne County HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 295 lb (134 kg) N/A Feb 2,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Arrington Jenkins
LB
Miami, FL Miami Coral Park HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 216 lb (98 kg) N/A Jan 25,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Timmy Jernigan
DT
Lake City, FL Columbia HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 275 lb (125 kg) 5 Feb 2,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 84
Nile Lawrence-Stample
DT
Davie, FL Nova HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 297 lb (135 kg) 4.9 Feb 22,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Sterling Lovelady
C
Navarre, FL Navarre HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 282 lb (128 kg) N/A Feb 22,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Josue Matias
OT
Union City, NJ Union Senior HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A Jan 29,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Derrick Mitchell
DT
Jacksonville, FL First Coast HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) 4.8 Feb 23,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Giorgio Newberry
DE
Fort Pierce, FL Fort Pierce Central HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 253 lb (115 kg) 4.9 Sep 26,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 82
Nick O'Leary
TE
Palm Beach Gardens, FL William T. Dwyer HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 233 lb (106 kg) 4.65 Jan 22,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 83
Trey Pettis
C
DeLand, FL DeLand HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 285 lb (129 kg) N/A Dec 1,
2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Jordan Prestwood
OT
Plant City, FL Plant City HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 273 lb (124 kg) 4.99 Nov 15,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Keelin Smith
S
Port Saint Lucie, FL Treasure Coast HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.55 Dec 3,
2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Terrance Smith
LB
Decatur, GA Southwest Dekalb HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 213 lb (97 kg) 4.68 Mar 28,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Nick Waisome
CB
Groveland, FL South Lake HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.44 Dec 20,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 81
James Wilder Jr.
RB
Tampa, FL Plant Senior HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 217 lb (98 kg) 4.65 Aug 18,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 82
Karlos Williams
S
Davenport, FL Ridge Community HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 207 lb (94 kg) 4.5 Feb 21,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 86
Overall recruiting rankings:
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
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