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COLE MINSHEW - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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Returned from injury that cut 2018 season short to appear in final eight games with six starts…helped pave way for Cam Akers to become only third running back in program history with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons…protected passers who combined to tie for 22nd nationally with 64.6 completion percentage…made season debut at No. 2 Clemson…made first start of the season in 35-17 win vs. Syracuse…helped block as FSU scored five rushing touchdowns against an ACC opponent for the first time since 2016 and Cam Akers tied program’s single-game record with four rushing scores against Orange…also started 38-31 victory at Boston College, where offense averaged 9.2 yards per play and had three offensive touchdowns of at least 60 yards for only the second time in program history…yards-per-play average was highest for FSU since 2013…started 49-12 win vs. Alabama State as FSU posted 9.4 yards-per-play average by totaling season-high 524 yards on 56 plays.


Appeared in eight games with seven starts before missing final three games due to injury…made season debut in 36-26 victory vs. Samford and started next seven contests…blocked for an offense that ranked third in the ACC and 28th in the country with an average of 270.1 passing yards per game…FSU’s 3,241 passing yards as a team were the most in program history under a first-year head coach…helped Seminole offense top 400-yard mark in five games, including season-high 485 in 38-17 victory vs. Wake Forest…offensive line also protected as the Seminoles had two different quarterbacks with at least one 350-yard passing game in the same regular season for the first time in program history, including season-high 421 at North Carolina State that was highest single-game total in head coach Willie Taggart’s career…helped block for explosive plays as FSU tied for the ACC lead with four plays of at least 70 yards and ranked among the conference’s top four in passing plays of 10, 20, 30, 50 and 70 yards.


Started all 13 games at right guard…crucial in the development of true freshman quarterback James Blackman, who threw for 2,230 yards and 19 touchdowns in 12 starts…on senior day, contributed in a 482-yard and nine-touchdown performance against Delaware State…part of an offensive line that produced over 400 yards six times.


Played in six games, but started the final three at guard against Syracuse, No. 15 Florida and No. 6 Michigan…formed the left side of the line with LT Rod Johnson against Syracuse, helping Dalvin Cook to 225 rushing yards (fourth-most in FSU history) and a school-record-tying four rushing touchdowns…also started at left guard against Florida in the regular-season finale and did not allow a sack on quarterback Deondre Francois…helped the Seminoles score 33 points in the Orange Bowl from the right guard position – the most points allowed by No. 6 Michigan in regulation all season.


Earned a redshirt for the 2015 season following an injury.


Massive offensive line prospect in the 2015 recruiting class…grabbed a four-star ranking from ESPN and three-star ratings from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout…tabbed the nation’s No. 33 offensive guard prospect and No. 45 player in Georgia by Rivals…rated the nation’s No. 35 guard and No. 43 player in Georgia by ESPN…tabbed the country’s No. 43 offensive guard by Scout and No. 46 by 247Sports…played for the South Team in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic…grabbed All-State First Team honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writer’s Association in 2014 in addition to Region 3-5A accolades…led Coffee County to a 10-2 record and the second round of the playoffs along with fellow Florida State player Jalen Wilkerson…paved the way for an offense that averaged over 37 points per game…collected All-Region Second Team honors in 2013…committed to Florida State in February 2014…chose the Seminoles over Georgia and North Carolina among several offers…born April 1, 1997…majoring in social science.