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FSU football's Dalvin Cook atop ACC rushing-average history

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Another superlative for the stud Seminole running back.

Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
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There's not much that Dalvin Cook hasn't done at Florida State. Actually, let me rephrase, while shifting the burden to the Atlantic Coast Conference: there's something Cook has done that no other ACC player has accomplished. To be specific, Cook presently averages more rushing yards per game than any other ACC player-- ever.

Entering the 2016 season that many figure to be Cook's last at FSU due to his incredible talent, he is averaging 107.96 yards per game, which sees him slightly ahead of current NFL RB Giovanni Bernard (107.89). The rest of the top five includes Ted Brown of NC State (107.00), Miami's Duke Johnson (106.6), and the Duke Blue Devils' Steve Jones (105.4).

On top of currently leading the ACC in rushing yards per game, Cook is also in contention to leave Florida State as the all-time ACC leader in rushing yards per carry. Entering his junior season, Cook is averaging 6.8 yards per rush, second only to former Seminole Warrick Dunn (6.9). Trailing behind Cook on the list are Miami's Duke Johnson (6.7) and Georgia Tech's Anthony Allen (6.4) and Jonathan Dwyer (6.2).

These are already beyond impressive, but it's even more jaw-dropping when one considers that Cook began that run as a true freshman in 2014, and continued it in a 2015 season that saw the 'Nole offensive line repeatedly set back by injury. Given the fact that every offensive Seminole starter returns for 2016, these number could very well increase-- and do so in dramatic fashion.