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?
Friday, we're picking a tight end. There are only two legit choices, and I am sort of expecting a blow out here. Voting closes tonight.
Nick O'Leary ('11-present)
John Mackey Award Finalist
All-ACC Second Team
Coaches All-ACC Second Team
CBSSports.com All-America Third Team
Lindy's All-America Third Team
One of the nation's top all-around tight ends...hard-nosed, old-school player who doesn't wear gloves and possesses strong hands with a knack for finding the ball whenever it is thrown in his direction...was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end...had 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns...averaging 16.9 yards per catch - a mark that led all tight ends in the nation...his seven scores tied for the second-most by a tight end, nationally...27 of 33 receptions went for a touchdown or a first down...the three-year starter is already the FSU career record-holder for touchdown catches by a tight end (11)...also a punishing blocker and runner...his blocking and receiving talents helped the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)...the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns...set Florida State records for a tight end with 161 receiving yards and a 94-yard reception in the Noles' 51-14 victory at then-No. 3 Clemson...opened the season by scoring three touchdowns at Pitt...added two receiving touchdowns against Maryland...had scoring receptions against NC State and Syracuse...caught three balls for 52 yards at Florida and hauled in three passes for 48 yards versus Duke in the ACC Championship Game...his 66 receptions and 973 yards for his career both rank second for tight ends in Seminole history behind Gary Parris (1970-72), who had 82 receptions and 1,125 yards.
Beau Reliford ('08-'11)
Three-year starter for the Seminoles at tight end who played in 42 career games and started 24 as a tight end...was instrumental in FSU's rushing attack in a three-year stretch (151.8 yards per game)...totaled 36 career catches for 376 yards (10.4 ypc) and three touchdowns.
And the winner is...
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