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 are picking two safeties. I have a feeling that this will be really, really easy. And yes, for the purposes of this team, Lamarcus Joyner is classified as a safety, because that is the position at which he played the vast majority of his snaps for FSU, and even in 2013 as a nickel cornerback, he had many safety-like duties. Here are the names and their media guide biographies.
Nick Moody 2009-12
Played in all 14 games and made 10 starts as the Seminoles strongside linebacker...defensive veteran who played in 49 career games and amassed 155 career tackles...converted from safety and played in 35 games and started a combined14 games in the secondary between 2009-2011...registered 20 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss...made his first solo sack and totaled three tackles in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois...credited with three quarterback hurries, which came in all three of FSU's games versus top 16 opponents (Clemson, Florida, NIU)...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)...received the Don Powell Award for the unsung hero on defense and co-recipient of the Defensive Warrior award given by the strength and conditioning staff at the team's annual banquet.
Terrance Parks 2008-11
Three-year letterman who played in 43 career games for the Seminoles...big, physical safety who started 23 games over the final two seasons and finished his career with 99 career tackles, 10 passes defended and one interception in helping turn around FSU's defense into one of the best in the nation.
2011:Hard-hitting safety who finished as the team's sixth-leading tackler with 47 tackles in helping FSU rank as the No. 4 defense nationally - second-best defense against the run and No. 20 in pass defense ... played in all 13 games and made 11 starts in his second season playing safety...had a career-best seven tackles in his final game as a Seminole - an 18-14 win over Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl...previous career-high of six tackles came earlier in the season versus Oklahoma, Clemson, at Boston College and at Florida...had five tackles at Wake Forest...made four stops versus Maryland... intercepted first career pass at Florida and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to seal FSU's 21-7 win in The Swamp...earned one of six community service awards given out at the end of spring practice.
Terrence Brooks 2010-13
CBSSports.com All-America First Team
SI.com All-America Honorable Mention
Coaches All-ACC First Team
All-ACC Second Team
2013: Senior who joined with Lamarcus Joyner in key leadership roles on both the defense and the team overall...credited for helping instill a level of maturity that has helped lead FSU into the BCS National Championship Game...had an incredibly high football IQ to go along with his natural ability...reached 50 tackles for the second straight season, good for fifth on the team...came into the season with 1.5 career TFL and added 7.0 to that total this year, the fourth-most on the team...recorded his fourth career interception late in 2nd quarter at Pitt that allowed FSU to score a TD and head into halftime with a 28-10 lead...made five tackles and tied a career high with 2.0 TFLs at Florida...recovered a fumble on the first play of the game at Clemson that ended up in a TD quieting the crowd and setting the stage for FSU's 51-14 win...intercepted a pass on the second play of the game against NC State; finished with two tackles, 1.0 TFL, an INT, a pass break-up and a forced fumble...tied for second on the team with seven tackles at Boston College - including a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss...registered his first career sack and finished with six tackles against Miami...leader on nation's top-rated pass defense (156.6 ypg)...also helped the `Noles lead the nation in scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and interceptions (26), and ranked third in total defense (281.4 ypg)...competed in the Senior Bowl.
Lamarcus Joyner 2010-13
Jim Thrope Award Finalist
Bronko Nagurski Award Finalist
Ultimate Herbie Award Winner
All-ACC First Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team
2013: Was the first Seminole defensive back to be named a consensus first team All-American since 2000...just the seventh DB in FSU history to garner consensus first team All-American honors joining players like Deion Sanders, LeRoy Butler and Terrell Buckley...named a first team All-American by eight different groups...one of the most versatile defensive players in America who had gone from starting 27 straight games at safety (2011-12) to an attacking corner in defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's new scheme...led the `Noles with 5.5 sacks and was second on the team with 69 tackles...no defensive back in the country had more sacks than Joyner... the senior came back to school foregoing the NFL and set career-bests for tackles (69), TFL (7.0), sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (3)...showed the nation how disruptive a force he could versus Clemson recording eight solo tackles, one sack, an interception and forced two fumbles that led directly to 17 points, more than Clemson scored the entire game...named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, FWAA Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week and ACC Defensive Back of the Week (among others) for his performance at Clemson...posted new career highs with 2.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss at Pitt on Sept. 2...registered a team-high nine tackles at Pitt which also set a new career high...recorded six solo tackles and a pass break-up at Boston College on Sept. 28...four tackles, one TFL and a pass break-up against NC State...made six tackles with 0.5 TFL against Miami...registered four tackles and assisted on a five-yard sack at Wake Forest...had sacks on back-to-back plays (one assisted and one solo) against Syracuse...missed a sack attempt against Idaho's Taylor Davis, but ran down and tackled WR Dezmon Epps 68-yards downfield to save a touchdown; finished with four total tackles...tied for the team lead with five tackles at Florida and was also credited with a QB hurry...recorded his second INT of the season in the ACC Championship Game versus Duke...had five tackles and 0.5 sacks in the BCS National Championship game... leader on nation's top-ranked pass defense (156.6 ypg)...also helped the `Noles lead the nation in scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and interceptions (26), and ranked third in total defense (281.4 ypg).
Jalen Ramsey 2013-present
College Football News Freshman All-America First Team
CampusInsiders.com Freshman All-America First Team
247Sports.com True Freshman All-America First Team
2013: One of the country's top freshmen who started all 14 games for the Seminoles third-ranked defense (281.4) and the nation's top pass defense (156.6) as a cornerback and free safety...made his first career start at Pitt on Sept. 2, becoming the first true freshman to start at cornerback since Deion Sanders in 1985...started first three games of the season at cornerback before moving to safety following Tyler Hunter's injury...hard-hitting playmaker ranked seventh on the Seminoles with 49 tackles...led FSU with 27 tackles on passing plays...grabbed an interception at Pitt which helped set up FSU's first touchdown of the season...had five tackles against Nevada...had first career sack versus Bethune-Cookman...recorded a career-high seven tackles - all solo tackles - at Boston College on Sept 28...registered six tackles at Clemson...recovered a fumble and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown at Wake Forest...recorded three tackles and a TFL in the Seminoles win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game...tallied five tackles in the BCS National Championship Game against Auburn...captured several Freshman All-America honors, including recognition from the FWAA...also competed on the Florida State Track & Field team, placing third at the 2014 ACC Indoor Championship in the long jump (7.46 m).