Jan. 9, 2012
Florida State had quite a few memorable plays in 2011 and now is your chance to choose the very best one.
Starting today, you can share your pick for the best play of the Seminoles’ 2011 season by going to the official Seminoles.com Facebook page and casting your vote. We narrowed it down to five of the top plays and will accept votes until 11:59 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 12.
What are those top plays, you say?
Well, Greg Reid’s electrifying punt return against Miami is the first choice. The junior cornerback/return man announced late last week that he will not declare for the NFL Draft and will be back for one more season of intercepting passes and taking returns to the house like he did in the win over Hurricanes. Reid fielded the punt off the bounce and ran untouched for the score — a special-teams play that proved to be the game-winner for the Seminoles.
Bjoern Werner was in the right place at the right time against Clemson as he intercepted Tajh Boyd’s pass and trotted into the endzone. The play was certainly a “not top 10” for the Tigers’ quarterback but it was a memorable one for Werner. The turnover was later ruled a fumble return by the Clemson scoring crew but it didn’t matter because it still resulted in six points for the Seminoles.
The third play on our list is Rashad Greene’s breakout play in the game against Oklahoma. With the nation watching, FSU’s rising star hauled in fellow freshman Clint Trickett’s pass and raced over the goal line for the score. Prior to that play, not too many people outside of Tallahassee had heard of Greene but he changed that just as quickly as he ran into the north endzone at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Terrance Parks saved his last regular-season game as a Seminole to make the most memorable play of his career. The senior safety intercepted Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was under pressure by Cornelius Carradine, and ran in for the FSU score in the Swamp. FSU hadn’t yet put the Gators away but Parks’ standout play effectively wrapped up the ‘Noles’ second consecutive state championship and sent the UF fans to the parking lots early.
It’s only fitting that Greene is featured on this list twice. Greene finished the season as FSU’s leader in receiving yards and touchdowns despite missing four games with an injury. He made play after play in his first season as a Seminole but perhaps none was bigger than our fifth and final play on the list. Greene’s touchdown reception against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl was enough to be the game-winner as FSU capped off its 2011 season with yet another bowl victory.
To vote, click here.