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The top 100 FSU football players: No. 57— linebacker Reggie Herring

One of the greatest FSU linebackers of all time

Reggie Herring is hands down one of the most talented linebackers to play at Florida State University. Three is the magic number? Herring was a 3-year starting linebacker where he was the leading tackler in each of his final three seasons. His 452 total tackles in his career ranks him third all-time for tackles in FSU history and during his senior season he ranked third all-time on the single-season tackle list as well.

The Seminoles posted a perfect 11-0 regular season record his junior year in 1979 and were 10-1 over his senior year making consecutive trips to the Orange Bowl. His senior year campaign included 170 tackles, six sacks, and 3 tackles for loss. That year, he was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press. In 1989, he was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame.

After having a successful career as a college coach, Herring headed to coach in the NFL.

Before arriving to Denver, Herring coached at Chicago (2014), Houston (2002-03, ’11-13) and Dallas (2008-10). He is currently entering his fifth year as linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos. In his first year, Herring helped Denver’s defensive transition to a 3-4 alignment in 2015 and was part of the Broncos coaching staff that won Super Bowl 50.