December 11, 2007 - by
Gary Cismesia Named A Second Team All-American By SI.Com

Dec. 11, 2007

Tallahassee, FL – Seminole placekicker Gary Cismesia may not have received any All-ACC first team recognition but when it came time for Sports Illustrated to name its 2007 All-America team, the Seminole kicker affectionately known as “Weed” was right there among the nation’s best. Cismesia was named a second team All-American by following a season that could end up as the best ever by a Seminole following the team’s Music City Bowl game.


Cismesia, who has tied the ACC record for field goals in a season and who set the record for the longest field goal in ACC history versus Florida, is the first Seminole placekicker to receive first or second team All-America honors since Lou Groza Award winner Sebastian Janikowski in 1999. No kicker in the NCAA has more field goals this season than Cismesia and he is nearing 300 points in his illustrious career.


Hayes’, who was named an honorable mention All-American, was FSU’s only All-ACC first team selection earlier this year and he was the only FSU defender on the first or second team. Hayes is tied for 14th in the NCAA in tackles for loss and he leads FSU in unassisted tackles, tackles for loss and forced fumbles. He is second on the team in total tackles and sacks.


Hayes was one of 10 Seminoles named to Phil Steele’s A-ACC team and the only first team selection. Preston Parker and Cismesia were on Steele’s second team while Rodney Hudson, Greg Carr and Patrick Robinson all made the third team. De’Cody Fagg, Alex Boston, Graham Gano and Parker were named honorable mention. Parker’s honorable mention selection was as a punt returner.


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