Dalvin Cook has been labeled as the most explosive player in the ACC. In 2015, Cook blew up opposing defenses with 19 touchdowns and 26 plays of 20+ yards. He also accumulated 1,691 rushing yards, shattering former FSU great Warrick Dunn's 1995 single-season rushing record of 1,242 yards. It took Cook only 10 games to break the record, one of which he sat out after just two rushing attempts.
Cook is rushing toward the title of "Best Running Back in FSU History.” In 2016, Cook has a chance to break more Florida State running back records.
Chief among them is the all-time career rushing mark of 3,959 yards, held by Dunn. Cook needs just 1,260 yards to eclipse the record, and if he does so in 2016 he will have done in three seasons what Dunn did in four.
Cook also has a shot at the most career rushing touchdowns for Florida State. Greg Allen holds the record with 44. Cook has 27 rushing touchdowns, 17 away from the record. He could break this record if he keeps up the productivity he had from last season.
He also was just one TD shy in 2015 of tying Allen’s 1982 single-season record of 20. If not for the hamstring injury holding him out of the majority of the Wake Forest and the entirety of the Syracuse game, Cook would have likely broken the record.
Cook also has the potential to hold the single-game rushing yards and touchdown records for the garnet and gold. Allen rushed for 322 yards in 1982 against Western Carolina. Allen and Antone Smith have the high TD mark with four. Cook’s best was 266 and three scores against USF.
The Seminoles will face seven of 2015’s top 50 rushing defenses this season. The Seminoles return their entire offensive line, and if he stays healthy, Cook may re-write all of FSU’s records by season’s end.