Two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the ACC’s top blocker as voted on by head coaches and defensive coordinators…consummate team player, starting his career as a defensive lineman before moving to left tackle where he earned several All-America honors in 2013…moved to center midway through the 2014 season and excelled enough to earn all-conference honors at two offensive line positions…started 42 consecutive games.
Captured the ACC’s Jacobs Trophy – given to the ACC’s top blocker by the league’s head coaches and defensive coordinators – for the second year in a row…started the first nine games at left tackle before moving to center for the last five games where he also excelled…nabbed All-ACC First Team honors at left tackle for the second year in a row, while also earning All-ACC Second Team from the media and All-ACC Third Team from the coaches at center…had an average grade of 77…grade improved to an average of 83 in five games at center, including a season-best 92 at the Rose Bowl…started every game of FSU’s incredible 29-game winning streak…converted defensive tackle made 42 consecutive starts on the offensive line…two-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week…leader of one of the nation’s top offenses which averaged 33.7 points and 441.4 total yards…paved the way for FSU to pile up 574 yards of total offense against the nation’s then-top-ranked defense at Louisville in a 42-31 win and had a then-season-best grade of 86…key protector of QB Jameis Winston, who led the ACC in passing yards and total offense…opened holes for Dalvin Cook to set the FSU freshman record for rushing yards.
Converted defensive tackle has grown into one of the nation’s top left tackles…ACC coaches named him the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy given to the league’s top offensive lineman…captured All-ACC honors from the coaches and media…collected several All-America accolades, including First Team honors from the Sporting News, USA Today and Sports Illustrated and Second Team recognition by the Associated Press and Walter Camp…held Clemson All-America defensive end Vic Beasley without a sack and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the 51-14 win at then-No. 3 Clemson…helped hold National Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald of Pitt to just two tackles and one TFL…had a grade of 98 percent at Boston College…graded out to over 80 percent at Boston College, at Clemson and at Wake Forest… the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)…the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns…FSU set the ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42)…Florida State ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)…with the nation’s top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards…as his blindside protector, Erving was a valuable asset to quarterback Jameis Winston, who became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
Redshirt sophomore who started all 14 games at left tackle after making the transition from defensive tackle in the spring…played his best football down the stretch, grading out at 73.6 percent over the final six regular season games…enjoyed perhaps his finest game against Boston College, grading out at a season-best 82 percent as the Seminoles passed for a season-high 448 yards and four touchdowns…had a season-high three knockdowns and earned a grade of 81 percent in victory over Duke.
Redshirt freshman defensive tackle, who played in all 13 games, predominantly behind starter Everett Dawkins…extremely agile for a big man, he thrived as a run-stuffer and a disruptive force as one of FSU’s primary reserves…helped the Seminoles rank first nationally in yards allowed per rush (2.3) and second nationally in overall rushing defense (82.7 ypg)…compiled 20 tackles on the season, including 11 solo stops…had 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack on the year…posted a career-high four tackles in the road win at Boston College…notched his first career sack in the season-opener against ULM…also had a tackle for loss among his three solo stops at Clemson.
Redshirt season after earning a medical hardship after sustaining a back injury which caused him to miss the season.
A diamond in the rough find out of south Georgia…earned a three-star ranking by Rivals and was a two-star prospect according to Scout.com…unheralded in the preseason, closed the year with a No. 74 ranking from Georgia Rivals Postseason Top 75…No. 81 defensive tackle according to ESPN…piled up a whopping 98 tackles as a senior; a high number for an interior lineman…tackle totals included 48 solo stops…selected FSU over offers from Clemson and Georgia Southern…born August 23, 1992.