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?
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This weekend, we're picking the receivers. There are only five legit choices, but picking three will be tough.
Bert Reed (2008 - '11)
If you are a big fan of career stats, Reed might be a choice for you.
FSU's fourth all-time leader in career receptions (170) as a four-year letterman for the Seminoles...ranks 12th all-time in school history with 2,022 receiving yards making him one of only 12 players ever at FSU to break the 2,000 receiving yard career mark and ranks eighth all-time in career catches per game (3.47).
Rodney Smith (2009 - '12)
Rodney Smith made some big catches in big games, and had a very good overall career.
Senior wide receiver who was one of the most dependable and productive members of the unit over the last three seasons...registered a school record-setting 39th consecutive game with a reception when he caught an 8-yard pass from EJ Manuel in the Orange Bowl surpassing former Seminole great E.G. Green (1994-97) had held the mark for 15 years...ranked second on the squad with 38 receptions and third on the team with 524 yards in 2012, including three TD catches...set career single-game best for receptions (9 vs. Boston College) and also longest career reception and TD reception (61 vs. Savannah State)...had a team-leading two 100-yard games, going for 108 against Boston College and 112 against Duke on just three receptions...three TD receptions came in consecutive games against Savannah State, Wake Forest and Clemson...his 29-yard touchdown reception against No. 10 Clemson with 2:37 left in the third quarter gave the Seminoles their first lead, which they did not relinquish...finished career ranked just outside the top 20 on FSU's career lists for receptions (106), receiving yards (1,540) and touchdowns (10)... major contributor to an FSU offense in 2012 which will go down in school history as the most productive ever racking up a school record 6,591 yards which surpassed the 2000 team for the most yards...earned the Unselfish Leadership Award on offense at the team's annual banquet.
Kenny Shaw (2010 - '13)
Sure-handed slot receiver was the veteran leader of Florida State's receiving corps...tied for second on Seminoles in receptions (54) and was third in receiving yards (933)...also returned punts where he ranked sixth in the ACC with a 9.7 average...second on the team with 1,204 all-purpose yards...ranked 10th in the ACC in receiving yards (66.6 per game)... made one of the most spectacular plays of the college football season - an incredible 55-yard Hail Mary touchdown grab as time expired in the first half at Boston College to help FSU take a 24-17 lead into the break...totaled 107 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions against Idaho...had six games of 89-99 receiving yards this season, including a seven-reception, 99-yard performance versus Syracuse...ranked in the Top 20 in FSU history in receiving yards (1,919) and receptions (124)...selected All-ACC Third Team by coaches.
Rashad Greene (2011 - '14)
I'd be shocked if Greene doesn't make this squad. His bio pretty much says it all.
Will enter his senior season having already put together one of the finest careers ever by a Florida State wide receiver...ranks fourth in FSU history in career receptions (171), sixth in receiving yards (2,465) and tied for seventh in receiving touchdowns (22)...is the ACC's active leader in touchdown receptions...tallied the second-most receptions in a season ever by a Seminole (76) in 2013 and became the first FSU player to gain 1,000 receiving yards (1,128) since Anquan Boldin in 2002...FSU's leading receiver for the third consecutive season is also a respected veteran leader and one of four permanent captains named by head coach Jimbo Fisher for the 2013 season...ultra-quick receiver can turn a slant into a 60-yard score...captured All-ACC First Team honors from the coaches and media...finished fifth in the conference in receptions and receiving yards...added nine touchdown catches...has caught a pass in 29 consecutive games, dating back to his MVP performance in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl...torched Auburn for nine receptions and 147 yards in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif....caught first two passes of game-winning drive, an eight-yard reception on first-and-10 and a game-breaking 49-yard catch-and-run that took the Seminoles from the FSU 28-yard line to the Auburn 23-yard mark at the 1:05 mark...also drew a crucial pass inference call on third-and-8 from the Auburn 10-yard line with 21 seconds left that gave Florida State a first down...was Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston's favorite target from the season-opener, making eight receptions for 126 yards and a score at Pitt...had five 100-yard receiving games in 2013...earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors following an eight-catch, 146-yard, two-touchdown performance in FSU's upset of then-No. 3 Clemson in "Death Valley"...caught a touchdown in season's first five games...had four grabs for 90 yards and a score at Boston College...had four catches for 108 yards versus Maryland...had eight receptions for 137 yards and one score against NC State.
Kelvin Benjamin (2011 - '13)
Like fleeting greatness?
Proved to be one of the most physically gifted receivers in the nation in his final season...led the ACC with 15 receiving touchdowns and ranked tied for third in the nation...averaged a touchdown every 3.6 catches - second-best mark in the country among wide receivers...scored the game winning touchdown in the VIZIO BCS National Championship on a 2-yard grab with 13 seconds remaining in the game...finished with four receptions for 54 yards versus Auburn at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif...had one of nation's most impressive receiving performances at Florida, dominating the Gators' secondary and setting a new career mark in almost every statistical category by finishing with nine catches for 212 yards and three touchdowns...his 212-yard performance was the best by a receiver in the ACC and the eighth-best total in Seminole history...added five receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns against Duke in the ACC Championship Game...also had three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns versus Idaho...in his last four games, Benjamin had 21 receptions for 446 yards (21.2 ypc) and eight touchdowns...tied the FSU single-season touchdown catch record...one of two FSU receivers to reach 1,000 yards receiving...had six catches for 66 yards and one score versus Syracuse...Made his first career start at Pitt in the season opener and started every successive game in 2013...Grabbed his first touchdown on the season against Bethune-Cookman...posted his first career 100-yard game at Boston College with three grabs for 103 yards...caught five balls for two touchdowns against Maryland...selected First Team All-America by SI.com...selected to the All-ACC Second Team by the coaches and All-ACC Third Team by media.
And the winners are...
With 57 percent of the vote, the trio from 2013 (Greene, Shaw, Benjamin) are your pick. I figured this would be the selection, but I did not anticipate it being so by such a large margin!