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ABDUL BELLO - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Offensive Lineman
Redshirt Junior
Warri, Nigeria
high school
Montverde Academy (Fla.)


Appeared in all 13 games with seven starts at left tackle…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…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…also started at No. 25 Virginia, vs. Louisville, vs. North Carolina State, at No. 2 Clemson, at Wake Forest and at No. 8 Florida.


Appeared in 11 games with two starts, FSU’s 37-19 victory vs. Northern Illinois and at No. 17 Miami…against the Huskies, FSU’s offense posted then-season-best 473 yards of total offense, including 352 passing yards that ranked as team’s second-highest total of 2018…saw action in every game except vs. Samford.


Appeared in eight games, spending time in a reserve role along the offensive line.


Made one appearance, against Charleston Southern in Week 2.


Redshirted following an injury.


Former boxer who emigrated from Nigeria in order to play big-time college football and developed into one of the nation’s most sought-after offensive line recruits…consensus four-star prospect who was ranked the nation’s fourth-best offensive tackle recruit by ESPN and Scout and No. 5 by 247Sports…rated the 15th-best player in Florida and the No. 55 overall recruit in the nation by ESPN…tabbed the No. 12 player in Florida and No. 76 overall by 247Sports…rated the No. 58 overall player in the country by Scout…tabbed the nation’s No. 29 tackle prospect by Rivals…competed in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, helping lead Team Highlight to a victory…considered a raw prospect with the size and athleticism to develop into a star offensive tackle…was discovered at a beginner’s football camp in Nigeria in June 2013 by former Maryland linebacker Ricardo Dickerson and moved to Montverde Academy for his junior year of high school…played just six games as a junior in 2013 – his first year ever playing football, but quickly started receiving scholarship offers…ranked No. 4 in Central Florida Super60 before the 2014 season…captured 2014 Class 3A All-State First Team honors as a senior…learned about football from watching movies, such as Remember the Titans…picked FSU in July 2014 over several offers, including Florida and Alabama…born October 31, 1997…majoring in international affairs.