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2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Receivers & Tight Ends – Florida State University

2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Receivers & Tight Ends – Florida State University


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2010 Florida State Football Outlook: Receivers & Tight Ends

With the season at hand, here's a segment-by-segment look at the Seminoles moving forward:


Bert Reed enters his redshirt junior season as the Seminole's most productive returning receiver.  He latched on to a career-high 60 catches for 710 yards in '09, which ranked second on the team.  With 83 career receptions, Reed is fast moving up FSU's list of all-time pass-catchers.

Junior Jarmon Fortson broke loose for a career-high 45 receptions last season, good for 610 yards and four TDs.  A six-game starter, Fortson is a formidable target, as evidenced by his leaping, one-handed grab to set up the Gator Bowl winning score.

Redshirt junior Taiwan Easterling returned from Achilles tendon surgery in time to post career-highs for receptions (35) and receiving yards (442) in 2009.  Easterling, whose 65 career receptions rank second on the roster, spent the spring with the FSU baseball team.

Sophomore Willie Haulstead and Rodney Smith saw limited action last season but were significant  contributors in the spring, as was redshirt sophomore A.J. Alexander, who joins the corps after spending '09 at cornerback.

The Seminoles heralded 2010 recruiting class includes five receivers - Greg Dent, Christian Green, Jarred Haggins, De'Joshua Johnson and Kenny Shaw - who will have an opportunity to play their way into the rotation.


Junior Beau Reliford started the final five games of the '09 season following an injury to Caz Piurowski and came into his own with 11 receptions for 101 yards and five TDs, including the fourth quarter game-winner at North Carolina.

Ja'Baris Little, a junior, has been primarily used in blocking situations over the past two seasons and has seen action in 20 games.

Signees Will Tye and Tank Sessions will have the opportunity to compete immediately with walk-on redshirt sophomore Johnathan Johnson as the Seminoles build depth at the position.

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