1 Day Until Florida State Football: Toshmon Stevens & Dax Dellenbach

Dax Dellenbach and Toshmon Stevens are the 61st and 62nd players profiled in this series looking at those likely to impact Florida State's season. There is 1 day until FSU football. The list is not in any specific order.

On this final day, we offer you a double dip of feel good stories. And yes, this is primarily because I miscounted by a day and was 500 words deep in the Xavier Rhodes preview, only to realize that I already did Rhodes at No. 34. Counting!

Toshmon Stevens

6'5, 245 | RS-SR | Defensive End

From The Media Guide

Talented multi-sport athlete at Crescent City High School, which produced former Seminole fan favorite, fullback Pooh Bear Williams...FSWA 2B first-team All-State selection at defensive end...earned a three-star ranking as a prospect...a multi-sport athlete in high school who did not play his first full season of football until 2006...recorded 56 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior to help his team to a 10-0 regular season record...starting center on basketball team and two-time state high jump finalist with a personal-best leap of 6-foot-8...chose FSU over 17 FBS offers, including South Carolina, Tennessee, NC State, Virginia Tech and Arizona State, among others...born March 5, 1989.

Stevens is an awesome story. He is the definition of "hard gainer." Even with Florida State's super nutrition and weight program, Stevens really struggled to put on weight. In the meantime, he continued to be a hard worker, stayed out of trouble, and became a very good player on special teams. His most important play at Florida State has probably been the heads up tackle of Miami punt returner Travis Benjamin, after Benjamin had muffed the punt, which allowed Telvin Smith to scoop up the football. With the returner neutralized, no other Hurricanes were around to pick up the ball.

Stevens, who has his degree, has continued to work in the weight room. He's now up to 245 pounds, and has an actual shot to get some playing time in the defense this season. That's particularly true since Florida State looks like it will be blowing out quite a few opponents.

Stevens is truly a feel good story for the Seminoles. He's a young man who overcame a lot, stuck with it, got his degree, didn't cause trouble and became a player everyone should root for.

Dax Dellenbach

6'1, 235 | Senior | Long Snapper

From The Media Guide

Started his collegiate career at Auburn where he was on the team in 2008 and 2009...played his high school football at North Broward Prep in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he played tight end and defensive end...also played lacrosse and ran track...son of former Wisconsin Badger Jeff Dellenbach, who played center and served as a deep snapper in the NFL for 15 years in stints with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles...born on April 13, 1990.

Dellenbach is Florida State's long snapper. And he's held the title since 2010. I'm not an expert on long snappers, but I do know that he is good enough to earn a scholarship from Florida State (big schools don't always give their snapper a scholarship), and that Florida State has not had any snapping issues during his tenure. Absent evidence to the contrary, I'll assume he's pretty good. Long snappers don't get noticed unless they mess up. And when they do make mistakes, they are usually quite costly.

A special shoutout for Alyssa Brown, who as you might expect since she is Dellenbach's girlfriend, is the constant watchdog via Twitter whenever we forget to include Dellenbach in the discussion of scholarship players or a depth chart. Thank your girlfriend, Dax. Without her, you might not have made the list.

Pretty cool video, eh?

Player Countdown
Camp Coverage
Opponent Previews
57: Cason Beatty, Punter
56: Terrence Brooks, Safety
55: Dan Hicks, Tight Ends
54: Clint Trickett, Quarterback
53: Rashad Greene, Receiver
52: Austin Barron, Center
51: Everett Dawkins, Defensive Tackle
50: Tank Carradine, Defensive End
49: Devonta Freeman, Running Back
48: Christian Green, Receiver
47: Cam Erving, Offensive Tackle
46: Chad Abram, Fullback
Debrale Smiley, Fullback

45: Ronald Darby, Corner/Returner
Marvin Bracy, Receiver/Returner

44: Jarred Haggins, Receiver
43: Jacob Coker, Quarterback
42: Tre' Jackson, Guard
41: Mario Pender, Running Back
40: Giorgio Newberry, Defensive End
39: Tyler Hunter, Cornerback
38: Nick Moody, Linebacker
37: Anthony McCloud, Defensive Tackle
36: Bryan Stork, Offensive Line
35: Rodney Smith, Receiver
34: Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback
33: Jacobbi McDaniel, Defensive Tackle
32: Kevin Haplea, Tight End
31: Christian Jones, Linebacker
30: Bjoern Werner, Defensive End
29: Josue Matias, Guard
28: Terrance Smith, Linebacker
Nigel Terrell, Linebacker

27: Dustin Hopkins, Kicker
26: Brandon Jenkins, Defensive End
25: Nick O'Leary, Tight End
24: Demonte McAllister, Defensive Tackle
23: Lonnie Pryor, Fullback
22: Jacob Fahrenkrug, Offensive Line
21: Eddie Goldman, Defensive Tackle
20: Willie Haulstead, Receiver
19: Vince Williams, linebacker
18: Garrett Faircloth, Guard
17: Karlos Williams, Safety
16: Nile Lawrence-Stample, Nose Guard
15: Lamarcus Joyner, Safety
14: Chris Thompson, Running Back
13: Kenny Shaw, Receiver
12: Greg Dent, Receiver
11: EJ Manuel, Quarterback
10: Mario Edwards Jr., Defensive End
9: James Wilder Jr., Running Back
8: Kelvin Benjamin, Receiver
7: Menelik Watson, Offensive Tackle
6: Daniel Glauser, Offensive Tackle
Bobby Hart, Offensive Tackle

5: Timmy Jernigan, Defensive Tackle
4: Keelin Smith, Cornerback
3: Nick Waisome, Cornerback
2: Telvin Smith, Linebacker
1: Toshmon Stevens, Defensive End
Dax Dellenbach, Long Snapper
* Jimbo Fisher press conference
* Practice day 1
* Day 1 photo gallery
* Scholarship roster update
* Mario Pender out for year
* Practice days 2 & 3
* Practice day 4
* Practice day 5
* Practice August 11
* Media Day: Updates | Photos | Recap
* Open Practice: Report | Photos
* Practice August 14
* EJ Injury Update: He's OK
* Scrimmage No. 1 Update |
* Practice August 20
* Practice August 22
* Scrimmage No. 2
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