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Lee Corso Bio

  Lee Corso
Lee Corso

Hall of Fame Class:
1978 (Football)

Lee Corso came to Florida State from Miami in 1953 as one of the most highly recruited players in Florida history. Four years later, he graduated leaving a record for versatility rarely matched in collegiate sports. He starred on both offense and defense on the football field leading the Seminoles in interceptions in 1954, rushing in 1955, and passing in 1956, He was the FSU career interception leader with 14 until Deion Sanders tied him in the late 1980’s. He was honorable mention All-America (Associated Press) as a senior in 1956 and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star game. Corso was also a fine outfielder on the Seminole baseball team. After graduation, Lee became an assistant football coach at Florida State, Maryland and Navy before becoming head coach at Louisville and Indiana. He became a household name as an ESPN analyst on the College Football Gameday television show.

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