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Florida State WR George Campbell says Auden Tate’s injury means ‘next man up’

FSU’s receivers will need to raise their level of play following the injury to Tate

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

When Florida State receiver Auden Tate went down with a shoulder injury in the third quarter during Saturday’s 27-21 loss to N.C. State, the Seminoles’ fan base held their collective breath.

But there was no panic on the FSU sideline.

Fellow Seminole wideout George Campbell hated to lose Tate - who had nine catches for 138 yards at the time of the injury - but that meant the rest of the team had to step up. And immediately, at that.

“It was nothing we can’t handle. At the same time, (head) coach (Jimbo) Fisher always tells us, ‘Next man up,’ ” said Campbell, who finished the game with three catches for 85 yards. “If someone goes down, it’s the next man up, so at the end of the day if your number is called, you have to be ready to go out there. Just like what James (Blackman) did (when Deondre Francois was injured against Alabama).”

Fisher said after the game he hopes Tate won’t be out very long, but that the junior receiver must still be evaluated.

The Seminoles play at Wake Forest next week in a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

To watch the full interview with Campbell, click the link below.

George Campbell talks finally making an impact, how Florida State Seminoles Football can improve in the red zone.

Posted by on Saturday, September 23, 2017