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Hannah Declared Academically Ineligible

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 26, 2013 at 07:00 PM

TALLAHASSEE - Junior transfer Jonathan Hannah, expected to help fill the void at TE caused by Brandon Warren's departure, has been declared academically ineligible to play this season. Hannah remains enrolled in school, but after being held out of practice on Tuesday, FSU received word Wednesday that Hannah will not be able to rejoin the team until spring drills begin.

The loss of Hannah leaves the Noles thinner than they would like at TE, where Hannah was expected to push Charlie Graham for playing time.

'He is a player,' FSU coach Bobby Bowden said Wednesday. 'He is a little more mature than a lot of these guys.'

Hannah played three games at South Carolina in 2005, but he spent the 2006 season at Louisburg (S.C.) College. He was the final member of FSU's 2007 recruiting class to sign.

SOUND CHECK: In its final two practices for Monday's season opener at Clemson, FSU will pump in crowd noise in an attempt to emulate the environment at Clemson Memorial Stadium, considered one of the nation's loudest stadiums.

NOLE NUGGETS: Freshman DL Jatavious Jackson remains sidelined because of academic issues.

Junior WR Greg Carr is one of 39 finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver ... Senior K Gary Cismesia is one of 30 finalists for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation's top kicker.

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