Tomahawk Nation readers are voting on the All-Jimbo Fisher Team (Florida State edition). To be eligible, a player must have played for head coach Jimbo Fisher (2010-2013). The qualifications are completely up to you. Do you value overall numbers, or fleeting greatness?
We're picking two defensive tackles. One is pretty obvious, and the other is not. Let's get to their Florida State bios from the media guide.
Anthony "Amp" McCloud 2010-12
Three-year starter for Florida State from 2010-12.
All-ACC (Honorable Mention)
Coaches All-ACC (Honorable Mention)
2012: Better known as "Amp" by his teammates, played in 13 games and started 12...finished with 24 tackles (16 unassisted) and one tackle for loss...recorded three or more tackles in seven of his 13 games played...registered his only sack of the season versus NC State...helped Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play (3.86), rank second nationally in total defense (254.14 ypg) and rank in the top six nationally in scoring defense (14.71 ppg), rushing defense (92.29 ypg), pass defense (161.86 ypg), pass efficiency defense (95.43) and opponent three-and-outs (6.29 per game)...his ability to help shut down the run (FSU allowed 2.75 yards per rush) and command extra attention in the middle helped free up FSU's standout defensive end duo of Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine...missed the season-opener and a start versus Savannah State due to injury... co-recipient of the Unselfish Leadership Award on defense given at the team's annual banquet.
Everett Dawkins 2008-12
Dawkins started 41 games for Florida State.
All-ACC (Second Team)
Coaches All-ACC (Second Team)
Phil Steele Postseason All-ACC (Second Team)
Under Armour Senior Bowl Selection
2012: A rock in the middle of FSU's defensive line who led all FSU defenders with 41 career starts...finished the season with 26 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, including a half-sack and a pass break-up...recorded at least a half sack in five straight seasons (received a medical redshirt in 2008)...recorded a tackle in 12 straight games...had a big game in the Seminoles' win over USF with a season-high three tackles, and a half sack...versus Clemson recorded two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up... helped Florida State's defense lead the nation in yards allowed per play (3.86), rank second nationally in total defense (254.14 ypg) and rank in the top six nationally in scoring defense (14.71 ppg), rushing defense (92.29 ypg), pass defense (161.86 ypg), pass efficiency defense (95.43) and opponent three-and-outs (6.29 per game)...his ability to help shut down the run (FSU allowed 2.75 yards per rush) and command extra attention in the middle helped free up FSU's standout defensive end duo of Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine....selected to the 2012 Under Armour Senior Bowl... co-recipient of the Unselfish Leadership Award on defense and Defensive Warrior award given by the strength and conditioning staff at the team's annual banquet.
Timmy Jernigan 2011-13
Jernigan started just 16 games for FSU, but his impact was profound.
ESPN.com All-America First Team
FWAA All-America Second Team
Associated Press All-America Second Team
USA TODAY Sports All-America Second Team
CBSSports.com All-America Second Team
SI.com All-America Second Team
Lindy's All-America Third Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team
All-ACC Second Team
2013: Was one of the most dominant interior lineman in the NCAA and one of the most important players in the success of the 2013 Seminole defense...selected All-ACC First Team by league coaches and All-American First Team by ESPN...also an All-American Second Team selection by USA Today, the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated... in 14 starts in 2013 he set career highs for tackles (63), TFL (11.0) and sacks (4.5)...the nose guard is constantly double-teamed creating opportunities for the Seminole linebackers and blitzing corners...his ability to fill gaps and fight off offensive linemen was a key reason that FSU had the nation's 18th best run defense...had nine tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the BCS National Championship game...his 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks at Pitt on Sept. 2 tied career highs in both categories...set a career high with 10 tackles in the ACC Championship Game versus Duke...recorded a then-season high seven tackles at Boston College...made two tackles and 1.0 TFL against Maryland...his lone tackle at Clemson was a seven-yard sack...posted three tackles and 1.0 TFL against NC State...registered six tackles at Wake Forest...recorded six tackles, 1.0 TFL and a QB hurry against Syracuse...had a monster game against Idaho - 4.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks and led FSU with six total tackles.
Eddie Goldman 2012-present
Goldman didn't do much as a freshman but came on as a sophomore.
Starting defensive end made major strides in his second season and earned more playing time as a result...made 13 starts...set career-highs for tackles (19), TFL (3.0) and sacks (2.0)...made his first career start at Pitt on Sept. 2...had two tackles versus Nevada on Sept. 14...career day at Boston College, setting new highs in tackles (4) and tackles for loss (1.5) while recording his first career sack...recorded three tackles and 0.5 sacks against Syracuse...assisted on a sack against Idaho...had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss in the BCS National Championship Game...helped FSU have nation's No. 1 scoring defense (12.1 ppg), third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg) and 18th-best run defense (124.8).
*I was going to put Jaccobi McDaniel on this list, and firmly believe that he would have received a lot of votes had he not suffered the injuries he did, but unfortunately his impact was not equal to that of the four.