Florida State hosts Boston College for Senior Day on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State continued preparation for Boston College on Thursday afternoon at the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility in the wake of tragedy on campus.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher offered support for the victims, their families and the FSU community while talking to media following practice.
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“All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families that were affected by this, all the children that were there and everyone involved in the Florida State family,” Fisher said. “That is a great tragedy, but hopefully things will go well for those families. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely out with them. It definitely outweighs what is going on with sports or anything else going on in this world. I thought our kids were pretty resilient today. We talked about it as a team. We talked about the whole situation and everything that was there and how lucky you can be and the opportunities you have in life because you never know. You never know what happens in this world and to count our blessings every day in things that we have and do. I thought our team bounced back pretty good today. They were in a good frame of mind. I thought practice was extremely well. I really did. I thought they did a heckuva job. I feel very comfortable with what we did out there offense, defense and special teams. I am really looking forward to Saturday and hopefully we can continue to carry it to the field.”
Florida State hosts Boston College for Senior Day on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Fisher said that the tragedy puts things into perspective.
“It really does,” Fisher said. “It really does. Like I tell our guys, the blessings we have. We all have things that we want, we do, we are unhappy about this…but we do have life…how blessed we are to be doing the things we are doing.”
The Seminoles have defeated the Eagles four consecutive years, including a 48-34 comeback victory in Chestnut Hill last season. FSU routed Boston College, 51-7, in the last contest in Tallahassee in 2012.
Florida State Injury Report vs Boston College – Nov. 20, 2014
DT Derrick Nnadi (knee)
DE Lorenzo Featherston (concussion)
OL Chad Mavety (concussion)
Out For Season
DB Colin Blake (shoulder)
DT Nile Lawrence-Stample (pectoral muscle)
LB Delvin Purifoy (ankle)
Ramsey Named Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore defensive back Jalen Ramsey became the second Seminole to capture Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week honors on Thursday, joining redshirt junior linebacker Terrance Smith.
Ramsey had a dominant effort in Florida State’s 30-26 victory at Miami last Saturday. Ramsey forced a fumble on the Hurricanes’ first offensive play and made a game-ending interception on Miami’s final play. In between, he tallied four pass breakups, three tackles, including a tackle for loss and a game-altering blocked extra point.
Earlier this week, Ramsey was also named the ACC’s Defensive Back of the Week and Athlon Sports Defensive Player of the Week.
Smith nabbed the Bednarik Award
Defensive Player of the Week following an 11-tackle effort in the Seminoles’ 31-27 victory over then-No. 5 Notre Dame on Oct. 18.
Don’t Forget its Senior Day
Florida State will honor 24 senior Seminoles before the game against Boston College (3:30, ABC/ESPN2), including 13 scholarship players headlined by wide receiver Rashad Greene, tight end Nick O’Leary and offensive linemen Cameron Erving, Tre’ Jackson and Josue Matias. Former FSU football player and legendary movie star Burt Reynolds will plant the spear at the start of the contest.
Reunion for 1973-75 teams this weekend
There will be a reunion for the 1973, 1974 and 1975 teams this weekend. The reunion will take place Friday night and the teams will be recognized at the game.