One was as elusive player as college football has seen— the other was often way too visible to opposing offenses. But both will be on display this season for Florida State football.
FSU announced on Friday that receiver Peter Warrick will have his No. 9 jersey retired by the Seminoles, while former defensive lineman and current DL coach Odell Haggins will be inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame as a student-athlete.
As is custom, Warrick’s 9 will remain active for other players to wear, as the gesture is a ceremonial one and Florida State needs to keep numbers in circulation. Warrick terrorized defenses for the garnet and gold as a two-time consensus All-American in 1998 and 1999, leading the charge to the Seminole’s second national title, in ‘99. He remains the FSU leader in touchdown receptions (32).
Haggins, a nose guard, was a force up front and garnered All-American nods in 1987, 1988, and 1989. Each player’s reaction to the news, which was announced at FSU’s practice today, is included below.
Congrats to @Pdub80!— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) March 30, 2018
He will have his #9 jersey retired this fall, just the 11th in FSU history.#SpringBall | #DoSomething pic.twitter.com/iI2fk59VdV
A heartfelt speech from @odellhaggins.— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) March 30, 2018
This is what he told the team after learning about his induction into the @Seminoles Hall of Fame.#SpringBall | #DoSomething pic.twitter.com/SmKx7zp78C