January 7, 2016 - by
Lawrence-Stample and Smith to Play in East-West Shrine Game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Nile Lawrence-Stample and Terrance Smith will compete in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The game will air at 4 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.

The pair of redshirt senior defensive leaders both started over parts of three seasons and helped FSU to a school-record four-year record of 49-6 over the last four seasons. Both players collected all-conference accolades and were key members of teams that won three ACC titles, advanced to four straight BCS/New Year’s Six Bowls and grabbed the 2013 National Championship.

Lawrence-Stample, a defensive tackle from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., started 20 games over his career and collected All-ACC First Team accolades from league coaches in 2015. He started 12 of 13 games in his final season, totaling 36 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks as the defensive line anchor for the nation’s No. 9 scoring defense (17.5). He finished his career with 71 tackles over 38 games.

Smith was a three-year starter at linebacker for the Seminoles and finished his career with 222 tackles and 13 TFLs over 50 games with 29 starts. Smith collected All-ACC honors in 2013 (honorable mention), 2014 (second team) and 2015 (honorable mention). During his senior year, Smith finished fourth on the team with 66 tackles to go along with 4.5 TFLs despite missing four games with an ankle injury. The Decatur, Ga., native tied his career-high with 13 tackles in his final game at the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Lawrence-Stample and Smith to Play in East-West Shrine Game
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