Buster Posey earned All-America honors as a shortstop for the Seminoles as a freshman in 2006, then switched to catcher and became arguably the greatest player in FSU history.
As a sophomore in 2007, Posey was a first team All-American (Collegiate Baseball) earned a spot on the All-ACC first team and was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award, presented to the nation’s top collegiate catcher. He would blow away those achievements his next year.
Buster’s junior season saw him win virtually every award in baseball including the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy, Brooks Wallace, Johnny Bench and Player of the Year honors by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com. A consensus first team All-American he led the nation in six offensive categories including batting average (.463), hits (119), RBI (93), total bases (226), on-base percentage (.566) and slugging percentage (.879). His batting average was the highest recorded in a single-season in Seminole baseball history. He led FSU to the College World Series in 2008, the Seminoles’ first trip to Omaha since 2000.
He also led the ACC in eight categories en route to being named 2008 Player of the Year and became just the fourth player in ACC history to capture the triple crown as he led the league in batting average, home runs (26) and RBI.
A five-time All-Star with the San Francisco Giants, Posey was the 2010 Rookie of the Year, the 2012 NL MVP, a three-time Silver Slugger winner and the 2016 Gold Glove winner. The Giants won World Series titles with Posey behind the plate in 2010, 2012, and 2014.