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ALEC EBERLE - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Offensive Lineman
Redshirt Senior
Mechanicsville, Va.
high school


Appeared in 48 games and ended career with 44 straight starts at center…blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers, including FSU’s career rushing leader Dalvin Cook and freshman rushing record holder Cam Akers, and four 2,500-yard passing seasons…two-time team captain.


Started all 12 games at center to stretch consecutive starts streak to 44 straight games…named team’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman…voted team captain for second straight season…nominated for Senior CLASS Award…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…in FSU’s 22-21 win vs. No. 22 Boston College, the offensive line blocked as the Seminoles produced a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in more than two years…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 center and has 32 consecutive starts dating back to the 2015 season…team captain…named second team All-ACC…named to the preseason Rimington watch list, given to the nation’s best center, Outland watch list, given to the nation’s best interior lineman and Wuerffel watch list for community service…Behind Eberle, the Seminoles offense secured over 400 total yards six times…helped open holes for third-team All-ACC running back Cam Akers as he broke Florida State’s freshman rushing record…helped guide true freshman quarterback James Blackman as he ranked third in the nation in passing among freshmen.


Preseason First Team All-ACC

Watch List: Rimington, Outland, and Wuerffel Awards


Allstate AFCA Good Works Team


Started all 13 games at center and has 19 consecutive starts dating back to 2015…with Eberle anchoring the offensive line, the Seminoles finished No. 3 in the ACC in total offense (466.2) and No. 4 in scoring offense (35.1)…running back Dalvin Cook averaged 135.8 yards per game on the ground and set the FSU career rushing record, while quarterback Deondre Francois had five 300-yard passing games…FSU rushed for 478 yards at USF – the second-most in school history, while Cook totaled 267 yards – the second-most ever by a Seminole…named to the AFCA Good Works Team…president of Florida State’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which raises funds and awareness for rare diseases…helped the Seminoles score 33 points in the Orange Bowl, which was the most given up by the No. 6 Michigan defense all season…named to Rimington Trophy Watch List.


Made 10 appearances making six starts for the Noles as a redshirt freshman…started at center the last six games in 2015…recorded his first career start against Syracuse…team averaged 34.2 points, 190.2 rushing yards and 429.4 total yards, while yielding just seven sacks during that six-game stretch to close out the season…helped pave the way on the offensive line for Dalvin Cook’s record setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935)…Seminoles finished the year averaging 31.7 points per game (4th in the ACC) and 424.0 yards per game (4th in the ACC)…key protector of FSU’s quarterbacks that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass offense (255.8 yards/game) and third in pass efficiency (142.7) and completion percentage (63.0)…part of an offensive line that ranked 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red zone conversion rate (89.13)…also part of the front line that paced Cook to 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven teams that ranked in the top 50 nationally in rushing defense…presented with the Community Service Award following the 2016 spring season.


Logged scout team reps in 2014 and redshirted the season.



Versatile two-way player in high school who was recruited to play center…selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game…received a four-star rating by Rivals and a three-star grade from ESPN, 247Sports and Scout…ranked nation’s No. 4 center and No. 7 player in Virginia by Rivals (No. 235 player overall) in the 2014 recruiting class…No. 6 center by 247Sports and No. 8 center by ESPN…captured All-State 5A First Team honors on both the offensive and defensive lines in 2013…all-conference and all-south region honoree…PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region…helped lead Atlee to an 11-2 record and the Virginia state playoffs in 2013…chose FSU over Connecticut, Maryland, and Temple…born September 28, 1995…majoring in social science.