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Florida State Football Position Analysis: Defensive Line

July 15, 2004

FSU’s depth chart was hardest hit among the defense’s front seven, with the defensive line losing three of four starters. Odell Haggins and Jody Allen will be able to put players in the lineup with playing experience, but they will have only one who has gone in the game with the weight of starting responsibilities.

Senior Eric Moore must be the leader both during the games and on the practice field. As the lone returning starter, Moore will be asked to lead the defensive front, which seems certain he can do from a performance level. He has the skills to become the next great defensive end from FSU with remarkable speed and great strength. He led the team in quarterback sacks a year ago with 7.5 and has 11.5 over his career. He must be effective from his right end position to give the newcomers time to gain experience alongside him.

Junior Willie Jones changed his jersey number from 29 to 6 and with that probably hopes to shake the injuries that have haunted him since his arrival. He missed all of last year with a leg injury, but should be at full speed as Moore’s backup entering 2004. Coaches are pleased with the raw talent they see from redshirt freshman D.J. Norris and Alex Boston, but both need more practice time to adjust to the college game.

Senior Chauncey Davis and junior Kamerion Wimbley will stage a battle during preseason drills for starting honors at left defensive end, but both are likely to see plenty of time on the field. Davis transferred from a junior college prior to last year and recorded a pair of sacks while learning the FSU system during 2003. Wimbley was credited with 2.5 sacks over his sophomore year and has seen a lot of playing time over his first two seasons. Sophomore Darrell Burston will also see action at left end.

The interior defensive line is where most of the preseason concern lies and that comes more with the experience lost with the departure of Darnell Dockett and Jeff Womble than any apprehension about the available talent. Seniors Charles Howard and Travis Johnson will use the preseason to decide the starter against Miami in the season-opener. Howard slides inside from the defensive end spot and gives coaches a pass rushing threat up the middle. Johnson has played a lot at nose guard, but will be relied upon to be a leader in 2004. Redshirt freshman Chris Bradwell may play here as well.

Junior Brodrick Bunkley has shown flashes of brilliance and enters this year as the starter at defensive tackle. He will be pushed by sophomore Clifton Dickson. Redshirt freshman Andre Fluellen will try to win the attention of coaches in two-a-days as well.

LDE 94 Chauncey Davis 6-2 258 SR
95 Kamerion Wimbley 6-4 228 JR
92 Darrell Burston 6-2 228 SO

DT 52 Brodrick Bunkley 6-3 291 JR
97 Clifton Dickson 6-4 308 SO
96 Andre Fluellen 6-4 270 FR

NG 59 Charles Howard 6-3 265 SR
99 Travis Johnson 6-5 290 SR
93 Chris Bradwell 6-5 265 FR

RDE 55 Eric Moore 6-4 244 SR
6 Willie Jones 6-1 242 JR
D.J. Norris 6-3 252 FR
98 Alex Boston 6-6 308 FR

#98 Alex Boston
Defensive End * 6-3 * 225 * Freshman
Bartow, FL (Bartow)

At Florida State: Exceptional strength and speed have coaches anxious to watch him in preseason drills…will battle for playing time at defensive end behind starter Eric Moore and Willie Jones…two-sport athlete who also played on the Seminole baseball team.

2003: Redshirted.

High School: A four star player by Rivals.com and the eighth rated weakside defensive end in the country…rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100…a super pass rusher who is very quick off the ball…as a senior had 65 tackles and 12 sacks…his junior year he earned All Lakeland Ledger honors after recording 15 sacks…was also one of the top outfield prospects in the country and has a terrific arm…Team One Baseball ranks him as the No. 72 player in the nation.

Personal: Born on November 3, 1984…majoring in business.

#93 Chris Bradwell
Noseguard * 6-5 * 265 * Freshman
Alpharetta, FL (Chattahoochee)

At Florida State: Will get a good look in preseason drills since interior defensive line appears to be where FSU is most inexperienced heading into 2004…will battle for playing time behind seniors Charles Howard and Travis Johnson…should get a chance at playing time as a redshirt freshman this year.

2003: Redshirted along with most of his signing class.

At Hargrave: A four star player by Rivals.com and the 36th rated non-high school player in the country…returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

High School: Attended Chattahoochee High School in Georgia…interior defensive lineman who combines strength and explosive quickness…SuperPrep’s No. 17 defensive tackle from Georgia…recorded 85 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior…also caught eight passes for 150 yards while playing tight end…recorded 70 total tackles and 37 solo stops as a junior…added nine tackles for loss and six quarterback sacks…selected Florida State over Georgia and Louisville.

Personal: Born on December 17, 1983…majoring in business.

#52 Brodrick Bunkley
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 291, Junior
Tampa, FL (Chamberlain)

At Florida State: Enters junior season listed as the starter at the defensive tackle position…voted King of the Boards and most dependable defensive lineman following spring drills…saw considerable playing time over his first two seasons and showed the potential to be a great player at the position.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games and started two at noseguard (Virginia and Wake Forest) for an injured Jeff Womble…came into the season sharing FSU coaches Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors with sophomore A.J. Nicholson …ranked third among defensive lineman with 38 tackles (19 solo, 19 assisted)…recorded a career-high eight stops for loss…also had five QB hurries, two pass break-ups, one and a half sacks and a fumble recovery.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in eight games as a true freshman…totaled 13 tackles, one tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries…was injured in the game against Florida and did not participate in the Sugar Bowl, which proved costly because of reduced numbers at the position.
High School: No. 2 rated defensive tackle according to Florida Times-Union…named to the Times-Union Super 75…selected to play in the 2002 Georgia-Florida All-Star game…was No. 14 overall on the Florida Kids top 100 list…rated as the No. 2 defensive lineman by Florida Kids…also named to the 2001 Florida Kids All-Gridiron Football Dream Team…had 18 1/2 sacks as a senior…led team to the state finals as a senior…selected Florida State over Florida and Miami.

Personal: Born November 23, 1983…majoring in social science.

Career Highs
Games Started: 2
Tackles: 6 vs. North Carolina, 2002
Unassisted Tackles: 3 (3 Times) last vs. Wake Forest, 2003
Assisted Tackles: 3 (2 Times) last at Notre Dame, 2003
Season Tackles: 19 in 2003

Bunkley’s Career Stats
2002 6 7 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 19 19 38 8 1.5 2 1 1 0 0
CAREER 25 26 51 9 1.5 2 1 1 0 0

#92 Darrell Burston
Defensive End, 6-2, 228, Sophomore
Fayetteville, GA (Starr’s Mill)

At Florida State: Will get a chance to earn playing time this season…enters the year as the third-string left end behind Chauncey Davis and Kamerion Wimbley…talented prep star who has the speed and athleticism to emerge as a star on the defensive line.

Freshman Year (2003): Played in five games for the Seminole defense…totaled three tackles on the year with one unassisted tackle against Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest…also had three QB hurries and one sack…worked behind starter Kevin Emanuel and backup Chauncey Davis.

2002: Redshirted along with most of his class.

High School: A standout defensive prospect who played both linebacker and defensive end…rated one of the top linebackers in the nation by TheInsiders.com…led team with 14 sacks…recorded 98 tackles as a senior, including 27 solo stops and 19 tackles for loss… grabbed national attention after posting a 4.45 40-yard dash at summer camps…showed outstanding athleticism, recording a 44-inch vertical leap at the Georgia Tech camp…selected Florida State over Georgia Tech, Duke, Auburn, Wake Forest and Maryland.

Personal: Majoring in engineering…born October 24, 1983.

Career Highs
Games Started: 0
Tackles: 1 vs. three teams, 2003
Unassisted Tackles: 1 (3 Times) last vs. Wake Forest, 2003
Assisted Tackles: 0
Season Tackles: 3 in 2003

Burston’s Career Stats
2003 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

#94 Chauncey Davis
Defensive End * 6-2 * 258 * Senior
Auburndale, FL (Jones JC)

At Florida State: Played in all 13 games for the Seminoles as a junior in 2003 after transferring from Jones Junior College…had a very good spring and will enter fall drills listed as the starter at the left defensive end position vacated by two-year starter Kevin Emanuel…will be pushed by Kamerion Wimbley in preseason drills, but both should play a great deal at the important position…was named the Most Improved Defensive End and Most Outstanding Player for the defense following spring drills in March…excellent pass rusher with great quickness and good size.

Junior Year (2003): A junior college transfer who joined the team in spring 2003…appeared in all 13 games for the Seminoles…played behind starter Kevin Emanuel at the left defensive end position…blocked a punt and returned it 31 yards for a score in the victory against Colorado…totaled 18 tackles (14 solo, four assisted) on the season… both his eight tackles for loss and nine QB hurries ranked fourth on the team…named Tomahawk player of the week for his two intimidations, two QB hurries, two QB knock-down and one sack performance in the 35-10 victory versus Maryland…also registered four pass break-ups, two sacks, and one forced fumble.

JUCO: A four star player by Rivals.com and rated the No. 11 JUCO player in the country…originally signed with FSU out of Auburndale High School with the recruiting class of 2001…enrolled at Jones Junior College…as a freshman, he tallied 65 tackles and 12 tackles for loss from his linebacker position…moved back to his natural defensive end position his sophomore year.

High School: First team all-state Class 4A…listed among Max Emfinger’s Top 100 players…first team All-American on Rivals.com team…listed among the top 20 national prospects by Rivals…member of Florida Times Union Super 75 and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100…great athlete with a 41-inch vertical jump…played in the national all-star game in Dallas…competed in the prestigious CaliFlorida Bowl…rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a senior.

Personal: Majoring in social science…born January 27, 1983.

Games Started: None
Tackles: 1 vs. 5 teams
Unassisted Tackles: 1 vs. 4 teams
Assisted Tackles: 1 vs. Colorado, 2003
Season Tackles: 5 in 2003

2003 14 4 18 8 2 4 1 0 0 1
CAREER 14 4 18 8 2 4 1 0 0 1

#97 Clifton Dickson
Defensive Tackle * 6-4 * 308 * Sophomore
Miami, FL (Northwestern)

At Florida State: An athletic defensive lineman who played behind starter Jeff Womble and Brodrick Bunkley as a true freshman last year…enters his sophomore season as the No. 2 defensive tackle, but with a chance to push for lots of playing time…was named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman following spring drills.

Freshman Year (2003): Was one of only five true freshmen to see action in 2003…appeared in six games and recorded four tackles…had two tackles at Duke and one against both North Carolina and Maryland.

High School: A three star player by Rivals.com and the 21st rated defensive tackle in the country…rated one of Rivals.com Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100…voted one of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times- Union…one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel…as a senior he recorded 116 tackles, 21 sacks, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries…his Northwestern team lost in the 6A state semifinals to eventual state champion Norland…a participant in the 2003 California-Florida Bowl…his junior year he tallied 115 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as he earned All-County honors…also scored three TD’s as a fullback…chose Florida State over Miami, Ohio State and NC State.

Personal: Born on May 24, 1985…has not declared a major.

Career Highs
Games Started: 0
Tackles: 2 at Duke, 2003
Unassisted Tackles: 0
Assisted Tackles: 2 at Duke, 2003
Season Tackles: 4 in 2003

2003 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

#96 Andre Fluellen
Defensive Tackle * 6-4 * 270 * Freshman
Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)

At Florida State: Good size and strength make him a natural along the defensive line…will begin the fall listed at No. 3 behind Brodrick Bunkley and Clifton Dickson at defensive tackle…should see playing time as interior defensive line is the thinnest position in terms of experience on the team…redshirted his freshman year along with most of his signing class…had an outstanding spring and was named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman and was given the Second Effort Award for the defense following spring drills in March.

2003: Sat out the season as a redshirt along with most of his signing class.

High School: A three star player by Rivals.com and the 28th rated defensive tackle in the country…rated to Rivals.com Georgia Top 50…recorded 93 tackles and 11 sacks his senior season…as a junior he had 88 tackles, 10 sacks, six forced fumbles and scored two TD’s… had a 345 lb. bench press, a 495 lb. squat and a 330 lb. power clean…played on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school…chose Florida State over Florida.

Personal: Born on March 7, 1985… brother attends Florida A&M…majoring in political science.

#59 Charles Howard
Noseguard * 6-3 * 265 * Senior
Lake Butler, FL (Union Co.)

At Florida State: Enters the fall as the starter at noseguard…exceptional pass rusher from the inside…will be pushed for playing time, but all interior defensive linemen should see plenty of playing time in 2004 as it appears to be the thinnest position in terms of depth on defense…played his first full season in 2003 after suffering a knee injury in 2002…moved from defensive end down to the inside position for good in the spring.

Junior Year (2003): Played behind starter Darnell Dockett as a junior at defensive tackle…credited as being one of the most effective pass rushers on the defensive line by teammates and coaches…split time playing defensive end and defensive tackle in long yardage situations…played in all 13 games and totaled 24 tackles (11 solo, 13 assisted) on the season…ranks second on the team with four quarterback sacks…also had six tackles for loss and seven QB hurries.

2002: Redshirted due to a knee injury.

Sophomore Year (2001): Played in the final 10 games of the season, including the Gator Bowl, starting against Wake Forest, Miami and Virginia…recorded an assisted tackle in the bowl game against Virginia Tech…missed the first two games of the season with a strained hamstring…totaled 24 tackles on the year with sacks against Virginia and Clemson…recorded at least one tackle in each of his 10 games played…recorded a season-high four tackles at North Carolina…fourth on the team with five quarterback hurries.

Freshman Year (2000): Appeared in 10 games for a unit that led the ACC in four defensive categories…recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff against Miami…had 17 total tackles including seven unassisted tackles…recorded an individual game-high in tackles with five against North Carolina… earned considerable playing time on FSU special teams.

High School: Played just five games as a senior after suffering a broken fibula…injury may have cost him a blue chip reputation, but was still one of the most highly-recruited players in the state…had seven sacks and 30 tackles in those five games in 1999…had 17 sacks and 100 tackles as a junior…started all four years at Union County… selected Florida State over Alabama, Florida, Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Personal: Majoring in criminology…born July 15, 1981.

Career Highs
Games Started: 3, all in 2001
Tackles: 4 vs. Virginia, N. Carolina 2001
Unassisted Tackles: 3 at N. Carolina 2001
Assisted Tackles: 2 vs. several teams in 2001 & 2003
Season Tackles: 24 in 2001 & 2003

2000 7 10 17 0 0 0 0
2001 10 14 24 2 2 0 0
2002 Redshirted
2003 11 13 24 6 4 0 0
CAREER 28 37 65 8 6 0 0

#99 Travis Johnson
Noseguard * 6-5 * 290 * Senior
Sherwood Oaks, CA (Notre Dame)

At Florida State: A dominating defensive lineman who will begin August in a race for starting duties with Charles Howard at noseguard in 2004…a Sporting News Freshman All-American in 2001…totaled 31 tackles during his freshman season…regarded by many analysts as the top defensive lineman in the country as a high school senior in 1999…coaches will look for more consistent play from the senior in 2004…saw plenty of playing time last year behind two-year starters Jeff Womble and Darnell Dockett in the interior defensive line and started eight games as a sophomore in 2002…staying healthy is crucial as his experience is needed among a very young interior defensive line corps.

Junior Year (2003): Played in all 13 games and totaled 36 tackles (17 solo, 19 assisted) on the season…also registered three stops for loss, eight QB hurries, a forced fumble, a recovered fumble, and a shared sack…had four or more tackles in games against North Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame, and Clemson…had two tackles in the Orange Bowl against Miami.

Sophomore Year (2002): Saw action in all 14 games and started eight games at the noseguard position…played very well over the second half of the season and showed great potential…recorded a career-high two sacks in win over Florida…finished season with two tackles for loss, a half sack and five tackles in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia…had 10.5 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hurries…forced two fumbles and recovered one…ranked ninth on the team with 50 tackles.

Freshman Year (2001): Named a Freshman All-American by the Sporting News…served as the No. 2 noseguard behind Jeff Womble in his first year of action…started in the season opener at Duke and recorded two sacks…played in 11 games, missing the Wake Forest game with an ankle injury…ranked fifth among FSU defensive linemen with 31 total tackles…tied for second on the team with eight tackles for loss…recovered a fumble vs. Miami…also forced a fumble and registered two quarterback hurries against the Hurricanes…had at least three tackles in eight games…credited with two solo tackles in Gator Bowl win over Virginia Tech.

2000: Granted a medical redshirt after early season injury sidelined him for the rest of the year…would have likely seen a lot of playing time in his rookie season.

High School: Regarded by many as the best player in the country…had 104 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 17 sacks as a senior as well as eight blocked kicks (4 punts, 2 FG’s and 2 PAT’s)…one of four Parade All-Americans in the signing class…rushed for six touchdowns in short yardage situations in 1999…a USA Today All-USA first-team selection …named to PrepStar’s 1999 Top 100 (No. 1 defensive linemen) Dream Team….listed as the No. 2 prospect in the West Region by PrepStar…selected a PrepStar and Football News All-American …listed 23rd on Orlando Sentinel Top 100 list…a St. Pete Times “Blue Chipper”…Rivals100.com’s No. 2 defensive end…SuperPrep’s No. 2 defensive lineman….ranked the No. 2 defensive lineman in the nation by G&W…set a school record for career sacks (40), tackles for loss (77), forced fumbles (14) and blocked punts (5)…chose FSU over Michigan, UCLA, Tennessee and USC.

Personal: A social science…born April 26, 1982…one of four Seminoles who hail from the state of California (Lorenzo Booker, Chris Rix and Dominic Robinson are the others).

Career Highs
Games Started: 9, 8 in 2002
Tackles: 6 vs. Georgia, 2002 (Sugar Bowl)
Unassisted Tackles: 4 vs. Florida, 2002
Assisted Tackles: 3 vs. 6 teams last at North Carolina, 2003
Season Tackles: 50 in 2002
Season Tackles for Loss: 13.5 in 2002 (-37 yards)
Season Sacks: 4 in 2002 (-20 yards)

2001 12 19 31 8 2 0 1 1 0
2002 21 29 50 10 2.5 0 3 1 0
2003 17 19 36 3 .5 0 0 1 0
CAREER 50 67 117 21 5.0 0 4 3 0

#6 Willie Jones
Defensive End * 6-1 * 242 * Junior
Miami, FL (Carol City)

At Florida State: Begins his junior year at right end behind Eric Moore on the depth chart…missed the 2003 season after suffering an injury to his achilles tendon…saw limited action in the spring of 2003 after having his knee scoped…switched to jersey No. 6 in 2004 after previously wearing No. 29….son of former FSU great Willie Jones who played the same position for Bowden in the late ’70s.

Sophomore Year (2003): Missed the 2003 season with an injured achilles.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in seven games as a redshirt freshman, backing up Kevin Emanuel and Eric Moore…recorded his first career sack against Duke…had a career-best two tackles against the Blue Devils…finished the year with four tackles including two for loss.

2001: Sat out the season as a redshirt after injuring his knee in a post-season high school game.

High School: Graduated in 2001 from Carol City High School in Miami, FL…rated as one of the top prospects in the country…set a state record with 32 quarterback sacks in 2000…credited with 168 tackles and eight fumble recoveries from his outside linebacker spot…bench pressed over 335 pounds…Max Emfinger listed him among his Nifty 150 as one of the top players in the country…SuperPrep placed him among the Top 15 overall prospects in the country…also made Emfinger’s Top 25 prospects list…made Rivals’ list of Top 100 players…BorderWars.com listed him among Top 100…Florida Times Union placed him on their Super 75…Atlanta Constitution listed him on Southern Super 100…Tom Lemming of Prep Football Report listed Jones as one of the top recruits to come to Florida State…listed as No. 10 in the Top-25 linebackers list by Lemming.

Personal: Majoring in education…born December 17, 1982…son of former FSU and Oakland Raiders defensive end Willie Jones.

Career Highs
Games Started: None
Tackles: 2 vs. Duke, 2002
Unassisted Tackles: 2 vs. Duke, 2002
Season Tackles: 4 in 2002

2002 4 0 4 2 1 0 0
2003 Did Not Play
CAREER 4 0 4 2 1 0 0

#55 Eric Moore
Defensive End * 6-4 * 244 * Senior
Pahokee, FL (Pahokee)

At Florida State: An All-America and All-ACC candidate as a senior in 2004…the Seminole’s top returning pass rusher who could emerge as one of the best in the country…returns to his starting position at right end for the second consecutive year…had an impressive junior campaign with 7.5 sacks and 21 unassisted tackles…recorded an interception in the 2004 Orange Bowl…earned the Matt Schmauch Academic Commitment Award following spring drills in March…earned second team All-ACC honors last year and should be one of the conferences top defensive players in 2004.

Junior Year (2003): Emerged as the next premiere pass rusher to wear the Garnet and Gold…started 12 out of the 13 games missing the Duke game due to a hand injury…the only non-senior starter on the defensive line and earned All-ACC second team honors…led the Seminole defense with 7.5 sacks and ranked second on team with 15 QB hurries…totaled 25 tackles (21 solo, four assisted), 12 stops for loss, four pass break-ups, and one forced fumble…had one solo tackle, one pass break-up and recorded his first career interception in the 2004 Orange Bowl against Miami.

Sophomore Year (2002): Regarded as one of the Seminoles’ top rushers despite missing three games in the middle of the season…hospitalized the night prior to the Miami game and had his appendix removed causing him to miss three games (Miami, Notre Dame and Wake Forest)…played behind Kevin Emanuel at left defensive end and saw action in 10 games …recorded a season-best five tackles in back-to-back games against NC State and Florida…ended the year with 25 total tackles, including 20 solo stops…tied for fifth on the team with 11 tackles for loss… his 45 yards in tackles for loss was second on the team…was fourth on the team with three sacks (-20 yards)…forced two fumbles, recovered one and tallied nine quarterback hurries.

Freshman Year (2001): Saw action as a true freshman for the Seminoles at defensive end…one of 12 true freshmen to play for FSU…played in the final 10 games…finished rookie year with 15 tackles, including two for loss…earned playing time in the Gator Bowl…recorded his first career sack against Wake Forest… registered a career-high five tackles (two for loss) against Wake Forest…also had two quarterback hurries.

High School: Considered by many to be one of the top linebackers in the nation and the best linebacker prospect in Florida in 2000…one of four Seminole 2000 signees to be honored as a Parade All-American…a PrepStar and Football News All-American…named to PrepStar’s 1999 Top 100 (No. 2 linebacker) Dream Team…listed as the No. 6 prospect in the Southeast Region by PrepStar…a USA Today All-USA second-team selection…Jeff Whitaker’s Deep South Football Recruiting Guide Florida Player of the Year…25th best player in the country according to Orlando Sentinel…St. Pete Times “Blue Chipper”…all-south selection by Fox Sports Net… SuperPrep’s No. 7 linebacker…Rivals100.com’s No. 4 linebacker…G&W’s No. 3 linebacker…helped lead team to state finals as a junior with former Seminole Anquan Boldin…had 123 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior…reported time in the 40 was 4.7…also played basketball in high school…chose Florida State over Tennessee, Miami, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Personal: Majoring in studio art…born February 28, 1981.

2001 8 7 15 2 1 0 0
2002 20 5 25 11 3 1 0
2003 21 4 25 12 7.5 5 1
CAREER 49 16 65 25 11.5 6 1

#82 D.J. Norris
Defensive End * 6-3 * 252 * Freshman
Pace, FL (Pace)

At Florida State: Enters his redshirt freshman season behind Eric Moore and Willie Jones on the depth chart at right defensive end…will battle with Alex Boston for playing time…came to Florida State as a tight end prospect but moved to defensive end in the fall of 2003…impressed coaches in his first spring at the position with quick rush and tough work ethic…coaches believe he has real potential at the position.

2003: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

High School: A three star player by Rivals.com and the No. 18 rated tight end in the country…voted one of Florida’s Super 75 by the Times-Union…one of Florida’s Top 100 according to the Orlando Sentinel…rated in the Rivals.com Florida Top 100…he recorded 70 tackles and eight sacks as a defensive end as a senior and was named Northwest Florida Player of the Year…was All-Area after tallying 12 catches for 250 yards as a junior…chose Florida State over Florida.

Personal: Born on May 4, 1985…has not declared a major.

#95 Kamerion Wimbley
6-4 * 228 * Junior * Defensive End
Wichita, KS (Northwest)

At Florida State: Has played in all 27 games since coming to Florida State in 2002…made his first-career start at Duke in 2003…recorded a career-high eight tackles against both Clemson and Duke last season…enters the season behind Chauncey Davis on the depth chart at left defensive end, but will push for the starting job in preseason drills…lightning fast coming of the end with big-play ability…already has seen a lot of playing time and coaches regard him as a veteran…named Most Dependable Defensive End following spring practice.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games for the Seminoles and started against Duke replacing an injured Eric Moore…recorded 38 tackles (30 solo, eight assisted), 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two pass break-ups, seven QB hurries, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery on the season…awarded Tomahawk Player of the week by defensive after totaling eight tackles (four for loss), two sacks, two 3rd down stops, two pass deflections and one forced fumble against Colorado.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in all 14 games, including the Sugar Bowl against Georgia, at defensive end…one of only eight true freshmen to see action…earned extensive playing time on special teams…finished the season as the second leading tackler among freshmen, trailing only linebacker A.J. Nicholson…recorded 17 tackles (13 solo), two fumble recoveries and one pass break-up…had his best game of the year against Georgia Tech where he recorded six solo tackles.

High School: Graduated from high school early and enrolled at Florida State in the spring of 2002…considered to be one of the top athletes in the nation…earned Parade All-American honors…also earned SuperPrep All-American honors… SuperPrep’s No. 5 prospect from the state of Kansas…ranked on the SuperPrep top 100 list…the No. 4 rated defensive end prospect by Rival100.com… named to the PrepStar Dream Team…ranked No. 33 on the top 101 list by TheInsiders.com…named to the Max Emfinger top 225 and Tom Lemming top 100 lists…ranked No. 12 among Lemmings’s top 25 linebackers…played defensive end, linebacker, quarterback, receiver and punter in high school…selected Florida State over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Personal: Majoring in social work…born October 13, 1983.

Career Highs
Games Started: 1 at Duke, 2003
Tackles: 8 (2 Times), last at Duke, 2003
Unassisted Tackles: 8 at Duke, 2003
Assisted Tackles: 2 (2 Times) last vs. Miami, 2003 Orange Bowl
Season Tackles: 38 in 2003
Season Tackles for Loss: 6.5 in 2003
Season Sacks: 2.5 in 2003

Wimbley’s Career Stats
2002 13 4 17 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
2003 30 8 38 6.5 2.5 2 1 1 0 0
CAREER 43 12 55 6.5 2.5 3 1 3 0 0
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