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Rashad Greene breaks Florida State receiving record

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Senior WR Rashad Greene broke Ron Sellers' total receiving yards record for a career Saturday against Boston College.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

With 3,507 yards coming into the game against Boston College, Rashad Greene needed just 92 yards to set the all time receiving yards record for a career at Florida State. Against the Eagles Rashad Greene did just that surpassing Ron Sellers' mark of 3,598 receiving yards in a career on a Jameis Winston pass late in the 4th quarter.

"It feels good. It's one of those things that after everything is over and done with I can look back and say was a great accomplishment", Greene said. "But I'm honestly more proud of the win than my own accomplishments."

Greene had also already broken the all time career receptions record at Florida State with 246 coming into the game surpassing both Peter Warrick and Ron Sellers.

Rashad Greene came into the match-up against the Eagles with 75 receptions on the season, the best mark in the ACC thus far in 2014. Greene is still hunting for the career touchdowns record sitting at 27 in his career, two behind Greg Carr and E.G. Green's 29 total scores, and five behind Peter Warrick's record of 32.

"To me Rashad has Derek Jeter syndrome, head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He's a guy that never won a whole lot of awards but was a big time contributor on winning teams and makes critical plays at critical times."

Greene, a senior, has led the Seminoles in receiving all four years in his career and has surpassed the 1,000 yard receiving mark in each of the past two seasons. Additionally, Greene has played with four different starting quarterbacks during his time at Florida State from 2010-2014 (Manuel, Trickett, Winston, and Maguire).

"Rashad is an outstanding player, I'm blessed to have him as a wide receiver, this whole program is blessed to have him", Jameis Winston said.

Historical note: Of course, it should be noted that Sellers' records are from a time in which far fewer games were played each season, and stats from bowl games did not count. Sellers amassed his numbers in only 31 games. He was considerably more dominant than Greene and really any other FSU receiver on this list on a per-game basis. By contrast, the Boston College contest is Greene's 48th career game at Florida State. The great Peter Warrick did it in 43.

However, with potentially four games left in the season for the Seminoles, Greene has a chance to set a few more records and distance himself from the pack of all time Florida State greats at the wide receiver position.

"He's got the heart of a lion, he's going to just keep producing, keep performing and move on up in those record books", Winston said.