On a day that most Florida State fans would prefer to forget, Seminole running back Khalan Laborn had a moment he’ll always remember.
2017’s top-ranked all-purpose running-back prospect, Laborn redshirted that season with the ’Noles before flashing immediately as a redshirt-freshman a year later. But just as his FSU career was taking off, Laborn was grounded, suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2018’s second game.
After surgery and rehabilitation, Laborn returned as the backup to Cam Akers this season, and on Saturday, he returned to a place he hadn’t been since high school: the end zone. With friends and family in the stands, Laborn scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 40-yard scamper to finish the scoring in Florida State’s loss at Clemson. It was the exclamation point on a nice but wasted day for Laborn, who led the ’Noles with 69 yards on 8 carries (8.6 YPC) and that TD. Yes, his production came almost exclusively with the result well in hand, but the Tiger reserves aren’t exactly kittens.
A player who certainly knows a thing or two about bouncing back, Laborn spoke with members of the media after the game, discussing his big moment and his confidence in FSU’s resiliency moving forward.
You can watch Laborn’s full interview below. We apologize for the audio quality of the video, but conditions weren’t exactly ideal.
RB Khalan Laborn post-Clemson Media AvailabilityPosted by TomahawkNation.com on Saturday, October 12, 2019