Larry Key became the first player in Florida State history to rush for 1,000 yards when he gained 1,117 as a senior in 1977. He served as a captain on that team that finished 10-2. Over his career from 1974-77, Key broke game, season and career marks for rushing. He gained over 100 yards 10 times and finished with 2,953 career yards as a Seminole. His 97-yard run against VPI in 1976 was the longest run ever by a Seminole. Key also set four kick return records and was the national leader in all-purpose yardage in 1977. By his senior year, Florida State fans had adopted the habit of shaking their keys every time he touched the ball.