After previously announcing his intentions to transfer from Charlotte earlier this month, D’Mitri Emmanuel, a three-year starter and all-conference offensive lineman, has decided to join Mike Norvell’s Florida State Seminoles. Emmanuel will team up, once again, with FSU Alex Atkins, who coached the 49ers offensive line in 2019.
Emmanuel has potential to start for the Seminoles and should be in the mix right away. A better pass-blocker than run-blocker, he shows great ability to take on double teams and bull rushes. The newest ‘Nole served as a leader on and off the field for Charlotte and will add another voice of experience to the offensive line unit. Although he’ll likely work on the interior, Emmanuel could add depth at tackle in a pinch.
“We are excited D’Mitri has joined the Nole Family,” Norvell said in a statement. “He brings a tremendous amount of starting experience and proven leadership qualities to our program. D’Mitri has been an all-conference performer as part of successful teams, and his blocking has helped playmakers shine. He will help us continue to develop by adding more competition among our offensive line.”
Emmanuel started in 24 consecutive games through the 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons while redshirting in 2017. He started garnering publicity after the 2019 season, becoming a Phil Steele All-Conference USA Third Team player. Starting in twelve games at right tackle and left guard that year, he helped lead an offensive line that only allowed 1.6 sacks per game. He also helped the 49ers to the Bahamas Bowl for the first time in school history. In the shortened 2020 campaign, he started in all six games and played a significant role in an offense that was 5th in the nation in time of possession and had a .857 red-zone efficiency. He was also named to the All-Conference USA Third Team in 2020. Last season, Emmanuel started each of his seven games played, with the first five starts at left guard and the final two starts at right tackle. He was named to the C-USA Preseason Watch List and was a preseason All-Conference USA second team (Phil Steele) and third team (Athlon) choice.
*stats provided by https://charlotte49ers.com
His new FSU bio:
D’Mitri Emmanuel | RSr. | OL | 6-2 | 300 | Charlotte, N.C. | Charlotte/Marvin Ridge High School
Transfer from Charlotte…started 25 total games, including 24 consecutive starts from 2019-21…recorded starts at left tackle, right tackle and left guard for 49ers…started all seven games played in 2021 with five starts at left guard and two starts at right tackle…third-team All-Conference USA performer in 2020 after starting all six games played…helped block for offense that ranked fifth in NCAA in time of possession and converted 18 of 21 Red Zone possessions…third-team All-Conference USA selection in first season of action in 2019 when he started all 12 games and was coached by current FSU offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Alex Atkins…helped 49ers lead C-USA in rushing offense with school-record average of 203.0 yards per game while blocking for first-team all-conference running back Benny LeMay…was part of only C-USA unit on Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll…earned all-state honors his senior year at Marvin Ridge and was selected to 2016 Shrine Bowl…helped lead Mavericks to third round of state playoffs…four-time all-county and three-time all-conference selection…earned bachelor’s degree in sociology from Charlotte.
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