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James Blackman

James Blackman - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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Tied for 10th in program history with 43 touchdown passes…ranked 11th on program’s all-time completions list with 433…12th in program history with 5,445 passing yards and in total offense with 5,417 yards…three 300-yard passing games tied for 15th…second quarterback in FSU history to throw at least three touchdowns in five consecutive starts.


Appeared in four games with two starts…was 43-of-76 passing for 366 yards and two touchdowns…opened season 23-of-43 for 198 yards and one touchdown vs. Georgia Tech…completed 16-of-26 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown at No. 12 Miami…was 4-of-5 passing for 48 yards vs. No. 5 Notre Dame…also saw action vs. Pitt.


Appeared in 12 games with 10 starts…team captain…was 184-of-292 passing for 2,339 yards with 17 touchdowns…rushed 68 times for 41 yards and one score and made two-yard reception…tied for second in ACC and eighth in NCAA with three 70+-yard completions…also ranked second in ACC and tied for seventh nationally with five 60+-yard completions and tied for second in conference and 14th nationally with eight 50+-yard completions…average of 8.01 yards per pass attempt was third-highest in ACC…completion percentage of 63.0 was fourth-best in ACC…completed career-high 30 passes on 40 attempts for 282 yards and three touchdowns while adding five yards and his first career rushing touchdown in 45-44 win vs. ULM…completions total tied for 16th on FSU’s single-game list…opened season with 327 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions on 23-of-33 passing vs. Boise State, producing only 27th 300-3-0 game in program history…passed for season-high 346 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-26 passing and added 29 yards on eight rush attempts in 38-31 victory at Boston College…was 22-of-37 passing for 234 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions at No. 25 Virginia…was 11-of-14 passing for 127 yards and added 13 yards on five carries before being injured in 35-24 win vs. Louisville…split reps in his return at No. 2 Clemson and completed nine passes for 66 yards…was 27-of-43 passing for 280 yards and two touchdowns and added eight yards on nine carries at Wake Forest…was 2-of-3 passing for 24 yards and rushed three times for 11 yards in 35-17 victory vs. Syracuse…completed 13-yard pass and rushed twice for eight yards vs. Miami…was 13-of-22 passing for 246 yards and three touchdowns while rushing four times for career-high 53 yards in 49-12 win vs. Alabama State…rushing yards vs. Hornets included career-long 35-yard carry, the 2nd-longest rush by an FSU quarterback who also completed a 60-yard pass in the same game…was 14-of-23 passing for 150 yards in regular season finale at No. 8 Florida…was 14-of-26 passing for 244 yards and one touchdown while adding first career reception in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State…completed 91-yard touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry, which was longest scoring pass in Sun Bowl history, second-longest touchdown pass in FSU bowl history and seventh-longest scoring toss on program’s all-time list.


Appeared in four games with one start…was 33-of-51 passing for 510 yards and five touchdowns…earned team’s Don Powell Award…started at North Carolina State and was 29-of-46 for 421 yards and four touchdowns…completions and yards were single-game career highs and touchdowns total tied career high…421 yards tied for 15th on FSU’s single-game list and were most by FSU quarterback since Jameis Winston’s 444 in 2013…passing yards also were most in head coach Willie Taggart’s career…named ACC Quarterback of the Week for his performance at Wolfpack…was 3-of-4 passing for 88 yards and 73-yard touchdown vs. No. 2 Clemson…was 1-of-1 passing for one yard at No. 17 Miami…also saw action in 38-17 victory vs. Wake Forest…redshirted 2018 season.


Proved himself as one of the top freshman signal callers as he ranked third in the country in passing yards by a freshman with 2,230 yards…also threw for 19 touchdowns and completed 173-of-297 for completion percentage of 58.2… accounted for at least one touchdown in 11 of 12 starts and threw multiple touchdown passes in five games…named starting quarterback after a season-ending injury to Deondre Francois in season opener…in starting debut against North Carolina State, threw for a career-high 278 yards on 22 completed passes and his first touchdown pass…in his first taste of the FSU-Miami rivalry, showed his grit and perseverance as he threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, with both touchdowns and 121 yards coming in the fourth quarter against the ACC Coastal Division champions…completed a career-high 85.7 percent of passes in win at Duke…showed incredible poise and toughness at defending national champion Clemson, throwing for 208 yards and a touchdown…guided the team to a school-best fifth straight victory over rival Florida, throwing for two touchdowns…threw for 233 yards and a bowl-record four touchdowns in a dominating 42-13 win over Southern Mississippi in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl….named Offensive MVP for his efforts.


Possesses a big arm and great size while showcasing his playmaking ability as the quarterback at Glades Central High School…captured a four-star rating from Rivals and 247Sports, while being tabbed a three-start recruit by ESPN and Scout…rated the nation’s No. 7 pro style quarterback and No. 29 overall player in Florida by 247Sports, while making the recruiting service’s coveted Top247 prospect list…rated the nation’s No. 10 dual threat quarterback and No. 33 player in Florida by Rivals…ranked No. 220 in the Rivals300…ranked the nation’s No. 24 overall quarterback by ESPN and a top 100 player in the state of Florida…called a “pass-first quarterback that does a good job of keeping his eyes locked down the field” by Scout…ESPN says “Can play on the move, as a runner and within the pocket”…passed for 2,511 yards and 14 touchdowns at Glades Central in 2016, leading the Raiders to the Class 4A regional semifinals…ranked Florida’s No. 3 quarterback prospect by Scout and the No. 7 signal caller in the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 prospect list…rated No. 5 on the Palm Beach Post’s Big Board of top area college prospects and was also a member of the Post’s Super 11 for the 2016 football season…collected Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team and Sun Sentinel All-Palm Beach County First Team accolades in 2016, as well as Class 4A honorable mention All-State honors in 2015 and 2016…tossed for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior…has same alma mater as 2014 Carolina Panthers first round pick Kelvin Benjamin, the former Seminole star wide receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown in the 2013 BCS National Championship…committed to FSU in August 2016…chose the Noles over offers from Louisville, Miami and West Virginia, among others.