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Corey Simon, Peter Warrick and Mickey Andrews to be inducted in FSU Hall of Fame

Florida State's Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by eight members on Friday, September 3 during the annual induction ceremony. FSU will welcome football stars Corey Simon and Peter Warrick, former defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, multi-sport star Karyn Palgut, golf great Bobby Cochran, track and field star Tonya Carter and long-time team physicians Dr. Tom Haney and Dr. Doug Henderson as the Moore-Stone Award winners. Former football coach Bobby Bowden was voted into the class as well but has requested that his induction be postponed until 2011 The Seminole football team won the 1999 National Championship becoming the first program in the history of the Associated Press poll to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team. The 2010 Hall of Fame class is the first to feature stars from that team who have been out of competition for the required 10 years. Warrick and Simon were consensus All-Americans at receiver and nose guard, respectively, and Andrews' defense that season was among the nation's best. Corey Simon-Football The photo of Corey Simon embracing the 1999 National Championship trophy after the Seminoles had defeated Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl is one of the iconic images of college football. A consensus All-America defensive lineman as a senior in 1999, Simon takes his rightful place as one of the finest players in FSU's storied football history. Simon was the defensive leader of FSU's wire-to-wire national championship team and led the ACC with 21 tackles for loss that season. He finished with 84 tackles as a senior ranking fourth on Bobby Bowden's only undefeated team. He was a finalist for both the Outland and Lombardi Trophies as a senior. He battled injuries during the early part of his career before his break-out season as a junior when he earned first team AP All-America honors and won the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award. Simon was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the sixth overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft and had an outstanding professional career before being forced to retire in his prime for medical reasons while he was with the Tennessee Titans. Peter Warrick-Football Peter Warrick earned back-to-back consensus All-America honors as a wide receiver for the Seminoles in 1998 and 1999 and caught more touchdown passes (32) than any other player in FSU history. Warrick finished his legendary collegiate career with an acrobatic touchdown reception in the 1999 Sugar Bowl that sealed the Seminoles' National Championship. A native of Bradenton, Florida, Warrick had a remarkable career leading FSU in yards per catch as a freshman in 1996 with 21.2 and finishing at or near the top of virtually every FSU receiving record. His 207 career receptions is second only to Ron Sellers in FSU history and his average of 4.81 career receptions per game also still stands as second best all-time. He came just 81 yards shy for the most receiving yards in FSU history with 3,517 and had 15, 100-yard receiving games over his career. During an era when most underclassmen left early for the NFL draft, Warrick returned for his senior season teaming with eventual Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Chris Weinke to lead FSU, which went the entire 1999 season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll - the first time that feat was accomplished in college football. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and spent six years in the NFL with Cincinnati and Seattle. Mickey Andrews-Coaches and Administration Mickey Andrews came to Florida State in 1984 as the defensive coordinator and immediately began to build a defense that matched the Seminoles' high-powered offense, creating a dynasty the likes of which college football had never seen. He would coach at FSU for 26 years before retiring after the 2009 season. An All-SEC defensive back at Alabama (1961-64), Andrews won a national championship as head coach at North Alabama in 1976. He went on to serve as an assistant coach at Clemson, Florida and the USFL's Arizona Wrangler before Bobby Bowden chose him as his right-hand man and the FSU program vaulted to the hierarchy of college football. FSU would finish among the Associated Press Top 5 for an unprecedented 14 straight seasons and won its two national titles, 1993 and 1999, during Andrews' tenure. Andrews' coached many of the biggest names in college football history including 19 first-round NFL draft picks and 82 players who went on to the NFL. He coached 51 All-Americans and 13 NCAA Consensus All-Americans, two Jim Thorpe Award winners, two Butkus Award winners and two Lombardi Award winners. He was named the nation's top assistant coach in 2000 by the All-American Football Foundation and 1991 by Athlon's Magazine. He was named the national defensive coordinator of the year in 1998 by American Football Coaches' Magazine and was the first-ever winner of the Frank Broyles Award as nation's top assistant in 1996. If you are interested in learning some FSU football history, or to learn more about the distinguished players in the FSU Football Hall of Fame, click here. If you would like to read the bio's of the other 5 Seminoles named above who will be inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of fame, click here. If you would like to check out the entire FSU Athletics Hall of Fame which is broken up by sport, click here.

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