TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Each week Florida State players can earn and lose coveted tomahawk stickers for their helmets depending on how they perform in that particular game. While this list of players is not official — we’ll leave that up to Jimbo Fisher and his staff — perhaps it can help the ‘Noles coaching staff make their helmet-sticker choices each week.
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More importantly, maybe it will help ESPN’s Rece Davis, Lou Holtz and Mark May as the trio gives out their own helmet stickers on the network’s weekly College Football Final show. The show, which typically airs Sunday morning at midnight, takes into account tweets using the hashtag #helmetsticker.
So let’s get to this week’s stickers following FSU’s weather-shortened 55-0 win over Savannah State. Have your own helmet stickers to give out? Make sure to use #helmetsticker on Twitter with your thoughts.
EJ Manuel: Florida State’s redshirt senior quarterback was 11-for-13 for 161 yards and three touchdowns despite playing just one quarter. His 61-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the game was just seven yards away from tying his career long for a score.
Rodney Smith: The senior wide receiver extended his catch streak to 27 consecutive games thanks to his 61-yard touchdown reception on the second play of the game. The score was Smith’s career long, breaking his previous best of 57 yards on the touchdown grab he had at Clemson last year. Smith finished the night as the team’s leading receiver with 77 yards on three catches.
Kelvin Benjamin: The 6-foot-6, 240-pound wide receiver grabbed his first career touchdown on a fade route from Manuel in the first quarter. He then added his second career score early in the third on a 19-yard grab from Jacob Coker. Benjamin finished the night with 46 yards receiving and a 16-yard rush on an early-game reverse.
Devonta Freeman: FSU’s backup tailback posted a game-best 69 yards rushing while also posting a first-quarter touchdown. Freeman averaged 9.9 yards per carry against Savannah State.
James Wilder, Jr.: A seldom-used rusher a year ago, the sophomore added to his touchdown total this season with his third and fourth scores of the year. He now has back-to-back games with two touchdown runs.
Bjoern Werner: FSU’s junior pass rusher sacked the quarterback and picked up 1 1/2 tackles for loss to move to 20th all time at FSU in the tackles-for-loss category with 23 1/2.