Oct. 20, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three Florida State football players garnered Atlantic
Coast Conference Player of the Week honors by a vote of the league’s
sportswriters today. Tra Thomas earned Offensive Lineman, Daryl Bush was
selected Defensive Lineman and Tay Cody was tabbed Rookie of the Week for
their performances in last Saturday’s 38-0 win over No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Thomas, a senior offensive tackle from Deland, Fla., dominated the
Georgia Tech defensive line as the Seminoles racked up 587 total yards
against the Yellow Jackets. Thomas graded out at 96 percent in his best
overall performance of the season according to FSU coaches. Thomas was
perfect in pass protection and had nine intimidations against Tech. He
shared Dominator of the Week honors from offensive coaches with E.G. Green.
Senior middle linebacker Daryl Bush anchored the FSU defense as the
Seminoles held Georgia Tech to 144 total yards. Bush made 13 tackles,
including seven solo stops and two third-down stops. The native of
Altamonte Springs, Fla., also recorded a sack, three intimidations, and
three knock ’em backs as the ACC’s top rushing offense was held to 53 yards
on the ground.
Cody, a redshirt freshman cornerback from Blakely, Ga., tallied a
career-high 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, as the Seminoles held
Tech to 91 yards passing and 144 total yards. Cody’s interception in the
third quarter set up FSU’s third touchdown on the next play — a 66-yard
pas from Thad Busby to E.G. Green. Cody was also credited with a pass
break up, two QB knock downs, two knock ’em backs and two third-down stops.
He was named Tomahawk Player of the Game by defensive coaches for his