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Lawrance Toafili

Lawrance Toafili - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Running Back
Redshirt Sophomore
St. Petersburg, Fla.
high school
Pinellas Park


Is fifth player in FSU history with a receiving and rushing touchdown of at least 70 yards…had 73-yard touchdown run vs. Duke his freshman season and 75-yard touchdown catch at Clemson in 2021.


Appeared in all 13 games with six starts…rushed 93 times for 457 yards and five touchdowns…added 24 receptions for 268 yards and one touchdown…FSU’s Offensive Most Improved Player…only running back nationally with two 60-yard catches…tied for ACC lead and for 10th nationally with two 60-yard receptions…rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…part of first game in FSU history with three 100-yard rushers…totaled career-high 154 all-purpose yards in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…gained career-best 84 receiving yards with one touchdown on five catches and added 70 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries vs. Yellow Jackets…became first FSU player with rushing and receiving touchdown in same game since Cam Akers in 2019…made career-high six receptions for 45 yards and gained 68 yards on 11 rushes vs. No. 4 Clemson…outrushed Tigers’ average of 62.2 yards allowed per game on ground…led team with three receptions for 75 yards and added 52 yards on 14 rushes in 45-3 victory at Miami…caught 65-yard pass to set up field goal at end of first half, extending FSU’s lead to 31-3 at halftime…had six carries for 20 yards and one touchdown plus nine yards on two receptions in 35-31 win at Louisville…rushing touchdown tied game in third quarter and began FSU’s 21-10 second-half advantage…rushed 10 times for 22 yards and one touchdown and made three receptions for 24 yards at No. 14 NC State…rushed four times for 12 yards and one touchdown in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…had five carries for 13 yards vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…rushed four times for 46 yards and had 20-yard reception in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…gained 25 yards on four carries in 45-38 victory vs. Florida…rushed four times for nine yards and had 10-yard reception in 24-23 win vs. LSU…gained nine yards on four rushes in 38-3 win at Syracuse…had 10-yard rush and two-yard reception in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma.


Is fifth player in FSU history with a receiving and rushing touchdown of at least 70 yards…had 73-yard touchdown run vs. Duke his freshman season and 75-yard touchdown catch at Clemson in 2021.


Played in nine games with two starts…rushed 32 times for 168 yards and one touchdown and caught 10 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns…Seminole Scholar…caught 75-yard touchdown and rushed four times for 17 yards at Clemson…75-yard reception was FSU’s longest pass play since 2019 Sun Bowl…rushed for season-high 63 yards and one touchdown on four carries vs. UMass…rushed six times for 34 yards in season opener vs. No. 9 Notre Dame…totaled 22 rushing yards on 10 carries and five yards on two catches vs. Jacksonville State…made 20-yard reception and had two rushing yards at Wake Forest…caught three passes for 12 yards and had three-yard carry vs. Syracuse…made three receptions for four yards and one touchdown at Boston College…rushed five times for 22 yards in season finale at Florida…also saw action at North Carolina.


Appeared in eight games with two starts and accumulated 476 all-purpose yards…gained 356 yards and two touchdowns on 37 rushes and 120 yards on 12 receptions…FSU co-Offense Freshman of the Year…average of 9.62 yards per carry led ACC and ranked second in NCAA…led team with season-high 117 rushing yards with one touchdown on seven carries in 56-35 win vs. Duke…73-yard touchdown run was second-longest rush for FSU in 2020 and tied for 11th-longest nationally by a true freshman…also caught three passes for 26 yards after starting vs. Blue Devils…made season-high four catches for 16 yards vs. Pitt…had 12-yard reception in collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech…had eight carries for 64 yards and two catches for 35 yards at No. 12 Miami…rushed season-high 12 times for 99 yards and first collegiate touchdown in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State…earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance…made 31-yard reception in start at No. 5 Notre Dame…had six rushes for team-high 76 yards at Louisville.


Four-star recruit listed as No. 17 running back and No. 27 overall prospect out of Florida according to 247Sports Composite…ranked 23rd at his position nationally according to Rivals…No. 140 in ESPN300…had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons at Pinellas Park, tallying 4,809 yards and 55 touchdowns for his career…averaged 126.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per carry…rushed for 1,463 yards on 194 carries and 18 total touchdowns his senior season, averaging 133.0 yards per game and 7.5 yards per carry while helping Hurricanes to 7A state playoffs…as a junior, racked up 1,434 yards on 129 carries and scored 20 total touchdowns…averaged 130.4 yards per game and 11.1 yards per carry…produced 1,691 yards on 146 carries and scored 22 total touchdowns, averaging 153.7 yards per game and 11.6 yards per carry as a sophomore…also played basketball and averaged 12.9 points per game as a junior…chose Florida State over Florida, Alabama and Auburn among others.