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FSU defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas to return for senior season

The Seminoles’ formidable defensive tackle unit gets a boost heading into 2018.

NCAA Football: Charleston Southern at Florida State Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas announced on social media today that he will delay his potential professional career for another year and return to FSU for his senior season in 2018.

Christmas is coming off the best year of his collegiate career as he racked up 36 tackles (19 solo) and a career best 4.5 tackles for loss in 2017.

Dating back to the beginning of the 2015 season, Christmas has appeared in 40 consecutive games, a streak that will carry over into his final year in Tallahassee.

His decision is the same one that his close friend and fellow defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi made a year ago.

The Seminoles may be replacing Nnadi on next year’s team, but Christmas’ return boosts the unit substantially. Along with Christmas, rising seniors Wally Aime, Fred Jones and Arthur Williams along with sophomore Marvin Wilson all contributed in 2017 and will be back in 2018. Christmas’ tweet is included below.