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State FB notes: FSU’s Freeman can join elite


Published:   |   Updated: November 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM

TALLAHASSEE — Devonta Freeman is on the verge of accomplishing a feat only five others have at Florida State since the football program began in 1947 — rush for 1,000 yards.

The second-ranked Seminoles have leaned on the play of redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston, but he’s benefited from the balance afforded by a run game featuring Freeman, former Plant High star James Wilder Jr. and Karlos Williams.

Freeman, a junior from Miami, is 192 yards shy of 1,000 yards this season and his 131 carries are seven fewer than Wilder and Williams combined. Florida State has only had seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons in school history. Warrick Dunn was the last in 1996.

FINALIST: FSU’s Lamarcus Joyner was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back.

The Associated Press

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Hurricanes make changes to lineup

CORAL GABLES — Injuries in the secondary and players returning from injury prompted changes in the latest Hurricanes depth chart released by Miami coach Al Golden. Miami (8-3, 4-3 ACC) closes its regular-season slate Friday at Pitt (6-5, 3-4 ACC). Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

On offense, redshirt freshman Danny Isidora is listed as the backup at right guard. Isidora made his Hurricanes debut during Saturday’s 45-26 Senior Day win against Virginia after missing the first 10 games of the season with a lower extremity injury.

Junior WR Phillip Dorsett, who returned to the depth chart last week at the Hurricanes’ second wideout position, is not on this week’s depth chart. Dorsett has missed the last five games with a lower extremity injury.

On the defensive side, Miami will be without junior Ladarius Gunter and freshman Corn Elder, who were injured against the Cavaliers.

Miami Herald

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