Florida State football alum Cam Akers was pegged for a potential massive breakout this season in Los Angeles. But that, unfortunately, is now on hold until 2022.
Rams' RB Cam Akers ruptured his Achilles while working out and underwent testing that confirmed the injury, per source. He is expected to miss the entire 2021 season. https://t.co/Ti6v52bQoy— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
Akers though is taking it in stride and promising to return a better version of himself for 2022.
I just want to thank any and every person sending prayers my way and wishing me well. I hate this happened but I’m in great spirits and I understand God makes no mistakes. I’ll be back better than ever in no time I’m a soldier. Again, thank you .— Cam akers (@thereal_cam3) July 20, 2021
And his former teammates around the league offered up their thoughts as well.
Broooo what????!! Prayers up to you Cam. https://t.co/zxNytuaJAS— Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) July 20, 2021
We’re right there with them. Thoughts up to Cam for a speedy recovery so he can be back and better than ever in 2022.
McKenzie Milton is hoping to prove the best version of himself this year after his own serious injury. Monday, he was named to the Maxwell Award watch list. Tuesday, it was the Davey O’Brien Award watch list.
Surprise to no one that Jalen Ramsey is considered one of the best in the league at what he does and even his peers taking some time to shoutout those skills while watching film.
Watching @jalenramsey tape right now... easily one of the most gifted CB in the game that plays technique sound ball... His press work is crazy!!!!— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 20, 2021
Big shoutout to Marvin Wilson on his first ever Marvin’s Movement football camp as well. Love to see Big Marv giving back to the community,
The first ever Marvin’s Movement football camp was a success! Thank you to all the campers, coaches, and parents who all came out and made this great event happen . Next year will be bigger and better!! pic.twitter.com/zmw0nkh4On— Marvin Wilson (@marvinwilson21) July 20, 2021
Mike Norvell’s staff has been all over the recruiting trail this summer and now they’ve got their eyes set on a star receiver in the Class of 2023.
Florida State alum Cal Raleigh is getting his first taste of the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners. Tuesday, he collected his first career hit.
There it is!— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 21, 2021
First big-league hit for Cal Raleigh! pic.twitter.com/MiCpGSyUDU
And later added his first career RBI.
Cal was not the only former Nole achieving career firsts on Tuesday. John Nogowski left the yard for the first time in his big league career.
Current FSU pitcher Bryce Hubbart has made a name for himself this summer in the Cape League. This week, he’s collected two top honors.
#FSU’s Bryce Hubbart has been named the Cape Cod League pitcher of the week.— Brett Nevitt (@brettpn) July 20, 2021
Hubbart and Jonah Scolaro have also been named Cape League All-Stars.
Earlier, we showed Marvin Wilson making a difference with his camp, but he’s not alone. Devin Vassell, now with the Spurs, joined campers at the club’s overnight camp last week.
“I like to give back to the city because at the end of the day they help us so much and have so much confidence and faith in us... you’ve got to be able to give back.”@Yvngdevo came through Spurs Overnight Camp last week and spent time with some young hoopers pic.twitter.com/bm7UxGtxQK— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 20, 2021
The FSU women’s basketball team was without their head coach Sue Semrau all last season as stepped aside to care for her mother. Coach talked about that decision, saying she worked to make sure that the focus last year remained on the team and not her.