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Sweet 16: Best Florida State football player in history bracket

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Names keep on thinning out.

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Recognizable names have started to drop off, and we’re getting closer to officially (see: unofficially) awarding the title of greatest Florida State Seminoles football player in history.

Round 2 didn’t see too many upsets, but now in the Sweet 16, we have some exciting ones to ponder.

Sixth-seed Jalen Ramsey is the lowest-ranked player still in the tournament, and now, he has a tough matchup vs. No. 2 Dalvin Cook. All four No. 1 seeds are still standing, as well as all three Heisman winners.

Go ahead, vote below, and head to comments to yell about who didn’t deserve to get eliminated.

Bobby Bowden Regional

Clemson Tigers v Florida State Seminoles

No. 1 Deion Sanders vs. No. 4 Peter Boulware

Reader takes:

madridbend: Deion was probably the best cover corner ever, a tireless worker in practice, and rose to challenges.

Poll

No. 1 Deion Sanders vs. No. 4 Peter Boulware

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  • 83%
    No. 1 Deion Sanders
    (1612 votes)
  • 16%
    No. 4 Peter Boulware
    (311 votes)
1923 votes total Vote Now

No. 3 Fred Biletnikoff vs. No. 2 Derrick Brooks

Our take:

Derrick Brooks was a first team sophomore All-American in 1992, and an Unanimous All-American in 1993, with nine publications all naming him to the first team. He was also named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year in ‘93 and led FSU’s defense as the program claimed its first national championship. e finished his collegiate career with 274 tackles, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, two blocked kicks, and three touchdowns.

Poll

No. 3 Fred Biletnikoff vs. No. 2 Derrick Brooks

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  • 22%
    No. 3 Fred Biletnikoff
    (406 votes)
  • 77%
    No. 2 Derrick Brooks
    (1382 votes)
1788 votes total Vote Now

Mike Martin Sr. Regional

Warrick Dunn

No. 1 Jameis Winston vs. No. 4 Greg Allen

Our take:

All Greg Allen did was something that neither Warrick Dunn nor Dalvin Cook can claim— he earned All-America honors in four-straight seasons as a Seminole RB. And that began in 1981, when Allen made his way to Tallahassee via Milton, a small town in Florida’s panhandle.

Poll

No. 1 Jameis Winston vs. No. 4 Greg Allen

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  • 84%
    No. 1 Jameis Winston
    (1543 votes)
  • 15%
    No. 4 Greg Allen
    (290 votes)
1833 votes total Vote Now

No. 3 Warrick Dunn vs. No. 2 Ron Simmons

Our take:

Dunn became the first back in Florida State history to record three consecutive thousand yard rushing seasons, earning him as many first team All-ACC nods. His 3,959 rushing held him as FSU’s rushing leader until a kid by the name of Dalvin Cook make his way to Tallahassee. He was elected to the FSU Football hall of fame in 2002 and is one of just 11 Seminoles to have his number retired.

Poll

No. 3 Warrick Dunn vs. No. 2 Ron Simmons

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  • 77%
    No. 3 Warrick Dunn
    (1401 votes)
  • 22%
    No. 2 Ron Simmons
    (414 votes)
1815 votes total Vote Now

Jimbo Fisher Regional

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No. 1 Peter Warrick vs. No. 4 Terrell Buckley

Reader takes:

RANOLE: Easy. Warrick. Most electrifying Nole player ever.

Poll

No. 1 Peter Warrick vs. No. 4 Terrell Buckley

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  • 88%
    No. 1 Peter Warrick
    (1610 votes)
  • 11%
    No. 4 Terrell Buckley
    (204 votes)
1814 votes total Vote Now

No. 6 Jalen Ramsey vs. No. 2 Dalvin Cook

Reader takes:

theKnightNole: Jalen shut down the run to his side of the field. He basically took one side of the field off the table, run or pass.

Poll

No. 6 Jalen Ramsey vs. No. 2 Dalvin Cook

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  • 11%
    No. 6 Jalen Ramsey
    (208 votes)
  • 88%
    No. 2 Dalvin Cook
    (1589 votes)
1797 votes total Vote Now

Leonard Hamilton Regional

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No. 1 Charlie Ward vs. No. 5 Sam Cowart

Reader takes:

rhodianblue: IMHO. Best player Deion Sanders. Most important: Charlie Ward.

Poll

No. 1 Charlie Ward vs. No. 5 Sam Cowart

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  • 98%
    No. 1 Charlie Ward
    (1785 votes)
  • 1%
    No. 5 Sam Cowart
    (26 votes)
1811 votes total Vote Now

No. 3 Chris Weinke vs. No. 2 Marvin Jones

Reader takes:

Generator: Weinke was the best QB ever at FSU. Charlie could cover up his mistakes(missed read,bad timing etc.) by running the ball. Winston covered his mistakes by a great team around him and quite a bit of luck. Weinke just knew where to go and what to do every play!

Poll

No. 3 Chris Weinke vs. No. 2 Marvin Jones

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  • 56%
    No. 3 Chris Weinke
    (1027 votes)
  • 43%
    No. 2 Marvin Jones
    (785 votes)
1812 votes total Vote Now