Florida State Football All-Jimbo Fisher Team: Defensive End

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Florida State has had excellent defensive end play during Fisher's four seasons.

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?

Previously: Quarterback | Running Back | FullbackTight End | Receiver | Tackle | Guard | Center

This is one of the toughest position battles. So tough, that I had to leave off a second-tier guy like Marku White. 

Brandon Jenkins (2009-12)

Jenkins would probably be a lock had the coaching staff played him more in 2009, and had he not suffered a devastating lis franc injury in the second game of 2012. 

2012: Preseason All-America and All-ACC candidate who registered three tackles, one sack and had one pass break-up in the season opener against Murray State before suffering a season ending Lisfranc injury to his left foot.

2011: Second-year starting junior at the right defensive end position who earned second team All-ACC honors...made 27 consecutive starts, including all 13 games in 2011...one of the nation's elite pass rushers...used in a variety of roles by defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, from the traditional down position to a stand-up player with rushing and coverage responsibilities...led all Seminole defensive linemen with 41 tackles and 29 solo stops...paced the team with 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks...his 36.5 career tackles for loss rank eighth in FSU history and his 21.5 quarterback sacks ties for eighth on the school's all-time list...registered a season-high five solo tackles against No. 1 Oklahoma...had a season-best 2.5 sacks and tackles for loss against Virginia on a day when he finished with a season-high six tackles...earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for his performance against the Cavaliers...played his best football down the stretch, posting 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks over the final three regular season games...played a leading role for an FSU defense that ranked second nationally in rushing defense and fourth in both total defense and points...named one of three most valuable players on the defense at the team's annual banquet.

Bjoern Werner (2010-12)

And to think, many considered Werner a throw-in in the recruitment of tight end Will Tye. 

*********** Unanimous All-American ***********
Walter Camp All-American (First Team)*
FWAA All-American (First Team)*
AP All-American (First Team)*
FACA FBS Coaches All-American (First Team)*
Sporting News All-American (First Team)*
CBSSports.com All-American (First Team)
Pro Football Weekly All-American (First Team)
Athlon Sports All-American (First Team)
SI.com All-American (Second Team)
Phil Steele All-American (Second Team)
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
Athlon Sports ACC Defensive Player of the Year
College Football News ACC Defensive Player of the Year
All-ACC (First Team)
Coaches All-ACC (First Team)
ESPN.com All-Conference (First Team)
Phil Steele Postseason All-ACC (First Team)
College Football News All-ACC (First Team)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalist
Ted Hendricks Award Finalist

2012: One of the most versatile and disruptive defensive ends in the nation in helping 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)...ranked third in total sacks (13.0) in the NCAA and first in the ACC while also ranking 14th in the NCAA in sacks per game...led the nation in yards accumulated on tackles behind the line of scrimmage (134)...only one player in FSU history recorded more sacks in their first three seasons than Werner and that was Peter Boulware...after just two years of high school football in the U.S., Werner amassed 35 TFL, 23.5 sacks, 18 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in three seasons in Tallahassee...moved into the top 10 all-time at FSU for TFL in just 27 career starts...ranks fourth all-time at FSU for TFL recorded in the first three seasons of a career...over the last two seasons, recorded a sack or TFL in 17 of FSU's 27 games and recorded a tackle in 34 consecutive games...one of only two defensive linemen in the NCAA to have eight or more pass break-ups...posted 42 tackles (30 unassisted), 18.0 tackles for loss which ranked second in the ACC, 13.0 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery...came one TFL shy of tying a 45-year old FSU record when he racked up five in the season opener, also recorded four sacks and a pass batted down...versus Boston College, almost single-handedly thwarted the Eagles on four attempts to score from the FSU one-yard line by recording a PBU on first down, a tackle for no gain on second down and a QB hurry on fourth down causing an incomplete pass...played arguably the best game of his stellar FSU career recording 3.5 sacks, a career-high tying six tackles and a fumble recovery for nine yards versus No. 4 Florida in the regular season finale...named the most valuable player on defense for the second straight year at the team's annual banquet.

Tank Carradine (2011-12)

Carradine had a solid 2011 and burst onto the scene in 2012. 

Phil Steele All-American (Third Team)
SI.com All-American (Honorable Mention)
All-ACC (First Team)
Coaches All-ACC (First Team)
Phil Steele Postseason All-ACC (First Team)
College Football News All-ACC (First Team)
Ted Hendricks Award Finalist

2012: Senior stepped into the starting lineup when Brandon Jenkins suffered a season-ending injury in the opener and emerged as one of the nation's top defensive ends...was leading the Seminoles in tackles with 80 when he suffered a season-ending injury in the regular season finale against Florida and still finished second on the team in total tackles (47 unassisted, 33 assisted)...recorded at least seven tackles in seven of 12 games...ranked second on the team in both tackles for loss (13.0) and sacks (11.0), as well as posted a team-leading nine quarterback hurries...teamed with Bjoern Werner to form one of the most productive defensive end tandems in the country...registered a career-high 11 tackles at Virginia Tech, then matched that total against Florida in the regular season finale...was on the cusp of becoming the first FSU defensive lineman to lead the `Noles in tackles since Reinard Wilson in 1996 when he injured his knee...had two or more sacks in consecutive games against Wake Forest and Clemson with a season-high 2.5 sacks against the Demon Deacons...recorded at least two tackles for loss in three games and ended his season tallying at least one tackle for loss in three straight games...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)...selected ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week a league-leading three times.

Mario Edwards Jr.

Edwards Jr. was a dominant force in 2013 after underwhelming in 2012. 

All-ACC Third Team
Coaches All-ACC Third Team

2013: Seminoles starter at the right end and a key contributor to the nation's third-ranked total defense (281.4 ypg) and No. 1 scoring defense (12.1 ppg)...the sophomore was named one of the top defensive linemen in the conference by both the coaches and the media...in his second season in Tallahassee made 11 starts and appeared in 12 games, making 28 tackles...became a major force when it came to splash plays in 2013 with two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, 9.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, an interception and a TD return...recovered a fumble and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown at Clemson...had a monster performance in the BCS National Championship Game, totaling a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss including a sack... had six tackles against Auburn...recorded 2.0 TFLs and 1.0 sacks on four total tackles against Miami...intercepted a pass and made two tackles, including 0.5 sacks, at Wake Forest...had three tackles and then-career-highs with 2.0 TFL, an eight-yard sack and a forced fumble at Florida...posted three tackles in the season opener at Pitt...finished with four tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss against Nevada...made one tackle - a 3-yard loss - and broke up a pass against Idaho.

And the winner is...

Polling will close on Sunday, May 11.

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