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Seminole Justin Motlow makes Florida State history

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The junior receiver recorded one touchdown catch, but it was an important one.

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Justin Motlow jukes a Delaware State player on a long catch and run.
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When Justin Motlow accepted a preferred walk-on spot with Florida State in 2014, he became the first member of the Seminole tribe to play football for the university. His grandmother is 100 percent Seminole Indian, while Motlow himself is 25 percent.

Nearly four years later, Motlow made his mark in the history books once again.

Against Delaware State on Saturday, the redshirt junior made a diving catch for a touchdown late in the game. With that scoring grab, Motlow became the first member of the Seminole tribe to record a touchdown for Florida State.

Motlow ended the day with three catches for 25 yards on four targets, primarily working with the second team. That touchdown reception was also the first of his career. After the game, Jimbo Fisher talked about his and the team’s excitement for the Tampa, Fla. native after that score.

Stan Wilcox, Florida State’s athletic director, is making sure that the ball from that scoring play is not forgotten about.