April 5, 2011 - by
Inside Scrimmage One

April 5, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Quarterback EJ Manuel completed 29-of-42 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns and running back Jermaine Thomas rushed nine times for 121 yards to lead the offense in Florida State’s first scrimmage of the spring Monday.

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On defense, all five FSU linebackers looked impressive led by Christian Jones and Telvin Smith who each had eight tackles. Smith also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown.

Manuel threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Bert Reed twice and fullback Lonnie Pryor. Reed had a six-yard TD reception and hauled in a 36-yard TD catch in a two-minute situation. Pryor’s reception came from seven yards out in a red zone situation. Reed finished the day with seven receptions for 81 yards.

FSU’s starting offensive line of Henry Orelus, Jacob Stanley, Jacob Fahrenkrug, Bryan Stork and Garrett Faircloth each worked 65 plays. Fahrenkrug at center and Faircloth at left tackle both earned the highest grades on the line.

Besides the linebackers, cornerbacks Greg Reid and Mike Harris each had good days. Reid tallied five tackles with two pass breakups while Harris had six solo tackles to go along with a pass breakup.

EJ Manuel294225430
Will Secord5154200
Clint Trickett5133302


Devonta Freeman10171.70
Jermaine Thomas912113.40
Daniel Monroe970.70
Ty Jones791.20
Lonnie Pryor2-1-0.50
Debrale Smiley122.00
Ryan Dimarco188.00


Bert Reed7812
Jarred Haggins5470
Rodney Smith5330
Kenny Shaw2240
Greg Dent3290
Josh Gehres4440
Christian Green3170


Defensive LeadersTacklesSoloAssistTFLPBUINTFFFR
Christian Jones8621
Telvin Smith8350111
Vince Williams6420
Mike Harris66001
Greg Reid54102
Nigel Bradham5320
Nigel Terrell532011
Avis Commack44001
Lamarcus Joyner3120
Nick Waisome3210
Terrance Parks2200
Everett Dawkins2200
Tank Carradine2200
Dan Hicks2200
Toshmon Stevens2200
Brandon Jenkins11012
Anthony McCloud1101
Justin Bright11001
Terrance Brooks2110

Florida State took Tuesday off before returning to practice on Wednesday. The `Noles will practice Wednesday and Friday this week before holding their second scrimmage Saturday in Doak Campbell Stadium at 10 a.m.. That scrimmage is closed.

All practices are closed to the public. Fans can begin counting down to the SunTrust Spring Football Weekend Presented By Kia Autosport which will be capped off with the Annual Garnet and Gold Spring football game at 4 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be carried on ESPN3.com and replayed on ESPNU.

Season tickets are available now by visiting Seminoles.com or by calling the Florida State Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE. Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public June 1; however a single game sale is not anticipated for either the Oklahoma and Miami home games.

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