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1999 Florida State Seminoles football team


The 1999 Florida State Seminoles football team variously "Noles" or "FSU" represented Florida State University during the college football season of 1999 Winning the Atlantic Coast Conference ACC Championship and winning the 2000 Sugar Bowl BCS National Championship game, the team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium The team entered the season with high expectations after losing to Tennessee in the inaugural BCS Championship game FSU entered the 1999 pre-season ranked No 1 in all national pre-season polls, picked unanimously to win the ACC and expected to contend for a national championship The Seminoles finished 11-2 in 1998, extending their NCAA record to 13 straight seasons with at least 10 victories and ranked among the nation's top four teams

The Seminoles finished the 1999 season with a perfect 12-0 record and was the first in NCAA history to go "wire-to-wire" being ranked continuously as the nation's No 1 team from the preseason through the bowl season This marked the 13th consecutive season that the Seminoles will have finished in the Top 5 rankings of both the AP and coaches poll The 2000 Sugar Bowl BCS National Championship game also marks the 17th consecutive season the Bowden lead Seminoles played in a bowl game

Contents

  • 1 Before the season
    • 11 Pre-season outlook
    • 12 Recruiting class
    • 13 Offseason news
  • 2 Schedule
  • 3 Season recap
    • 31 Louisiana Tech
    • 32 Georgia Tech
    • 33 NC State
    • 34 North Carolina
    • 35 Duke
    • 36 Miami
    • 37 Wake Forest
    • 38 Clemson
    • 39 Virginia
    • 310 Maryland
    • 311 Florida
    • 312 Sugar Bowl vs Virginia Tech
  • 4 Coaching staff
  • 5 Roster
  • 6 Starting lineup
    • 61 Offense
    • 62 Defense
    • 63 Special Teams
  • 7 Statistics
  • 8 Awards and honors
    • 81 First Team All-Americans
    • 82 Individual Award Winners
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Before the season

Pre-season outlook

The Seminoles ended the 1998 season with a defeat in the inaugural BCS Championship game to Tennessee and finished with a No 3 ranking in both the AP and Coaches polls and winning their seventh consecutive ACC title Bowden had two returning Consensus All-Americans and two other All-Americansamong his 16 starters along with 19 fifth-year seniors "This time a year ago, I said we had a talented football team, but it's the least experience we've had in a long time", Bowden said "Now we've got most of the same guys back Most of those guys started That's the reason for so much preseason optimism"As expected, FSU was at the top of the first Coaches Poll of the season, released August 5, 1999 with 36 of a possible 59 first-place votes; other teams receiving first-place votes were No2 Tennessee with 13 votes, No 3 Arizona with 2 votes, and No 4 Penn State with 8 votes FSU was also atop the AP poll, released August 14, 1999 with 48 of a possible 70 first-place votes; other teams receiving first-place votes were No 2 Tennessee with 15 votes, No 3 Penn State with 4 votes, No 4 Arizona, No 5 Florida, and No 13 Virginia Tech with 1 vote each Seminoles came into pre-season camp with a healthy Chris Weinke who had to miss the 1999 Fiesta Bowl BCS National championship game due to a season-ending cervical herniated disc sustained during a sack against Virginia

Despite being touted as a top NFL draft pick, Consensus All-American Peter Warrick stated his desire to earn his undergraduate degree and to win a national championship after the Seminoles shared a sad result in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl BCS National Championship game Warrick would enter the 1999 season as a heisman front runner alongside Drew Brees, Ron Dayne, and Joe Hamilton On top of being a heisman favorite, Warrick was considered the front-runner for the Fred Biletnikoff award for the nations top wide receiver The Weinke led offense that scored 31 points a game in 1998 would find himself with a senior talented corp of wide receivers with Warrick, Laveranues Coles, and Ron Dugans

Recruiting class

See also:American football positions, Glossary of American football, and Recruiting college athletics

Due to FSU having 74 scholarship players on the roster and the maximum per NCAA is 85, FSU was only able to sign 13 players on National Signing Day Despite only signing 13 players, this stellar recruiting class was highlighted by four highly touted recruites that made USA Today's All-USA high school football team:Nick Maddox RB, Kendyll Pope LB, Darnell Dockett DL, and the top prospect in the country, Anquan Boldin QB who selected FSU over Florida and Miami During preseason football practice, Anquan Boldin would move from QB to WR at his request, a move that would eventually pay big career dividends The move surprised Bowden who stated ``I told him he'd be a great quarterback, His decision surprised all of us He is an excellent prospect wherever he lines up

The recruiting class of 13

NamePositionHometownHigh SchoolHeightWeight
Anquan BoldinQBPahokee, FloridaPahokee HS6 ft 2 in 188 cm205 lb 93 kg
Rufus BrownDBEl Paso, TexasAustin HS5 ft 10 in 178 cm185 lb 84 kg
Cornelius CollierLBMiami, FloridaPalmetto HS6 ft 1 in 185 cm220 lb 100 kg
Darnell DockettDLBurtonsville, MarylandPaint Branch HS6 ft 4 in 193 cm260 lb 120 kg
Kevin EmanuelDLWaco, TexasWaco HS6 ft 4 in 193 cm240 lb 110 kg
Randy GolightlyFB/LBTallahassee, FloridaNorth Florida Christian6 ft 2 in 188 cm237 lb 108 kg
Alonzo JacksonDLAmericus, GeorgiaAmericus HS6 ft 4 in 193 cm245 lb 111 kg
Nick MaddoxRBKannapolis, North CarolinaAL Brown HS6 ft 0 in 183 cm190 lb 86 kg
Kendyll PopeLBLake City, FloridaColumbia HS6 ft 2 in 188 cm212 lb 96 kg
Fabian WalkerQBAmericus, GeorgiaAmericus HS6 ft 2 in 188 cm205 lb 93 kg
BJ WardDBDallas, TexasKimball HS6 ft 4 in 193 cm200 lb 91 kg
Corey WhitakerOLPace, FloridaPace HS6 ft 4 in 193 cm290 lb 130 kg
Jeff WombleDLDunwoody, GeorgiaDunwoody HS6 ft 3 in 191 cm295 lb 134 kg

Offseason news

On November 12, 1998, Chris Weinke underwent surgery at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to repair damage to his C6 vertebrae The surgery repaired ligament damage, corrected a ruptured disc and removed a bone chip which was lodged against a nerve in his neck There was much uncertainty as to whether or not Weinke would be fully healthy for the 1999 season as there was a 6-month recovery period and much weight loss

Schedule

DateTimeOpponent#Rank#SiteTVResultAttendance
August 285:00 PMLouisiana TechNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FloridaESPN2W 41–7  72,702
September 118:00 PMat No 10 Georgia TechNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FloridaABCW 41–35  80,187
September 183:30 PMNo 20 North Carolina StateNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FloridaABCW 42–11  80,040
September 253:30 PMat North CarolinaNo 1Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North CarolinaABCW 42–10  60,000
October 212:00 PMvs DukeNo 1Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FloridaJPW 51–23  37,310
October 912:00 PMNo 19 MiamiNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida Miami–Florida State rivalryABCW 31–21  80,976
October 167:00 PMWake ForestNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FloridaPPVW 33–10  78,105
October 237:00 PMat ClemsonNo 1Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina Rivalry / Bowden BowlESPNW 17–14  86,092
November 307:00 PMat VirginiaNo 1Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia Jefferson–Eppes TrophyESPNW 35–10  47,900
November 133:30 PMMarylandNo 1Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FloridaABCW 49–10  80,340
November 208:00 PMat No 4 FloridaNo 1Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida Battle for the Governor's CupCBSW 30–23  85,747
January 48:00 PMvs No 2 Virginia TechNo 1Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans Sugar BowlABCW 46–29  79,280
Non-conference game Homecoming #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game

Season recap

Louisiana Tech

1234Total
Bulldogs07007
Seminoles77171041

Georgia Tech

1234Total
Yellow Jackets7147735
Seminoles72110341

NC State

1234Total
Wolfpack308011
Seminoles315141042

North Carolina

1234Total
Seminoles2877042
Tar Heels037010

Duke

1234Total
Blue Devils00131023
Seminoles21230751

Miami

1234Total
Hurricanes1470021
Seminoles1473731

Wake Forest

1234Total
Demon Deacons300710
Seminoles63141033

Clemson

See also:Bowden Bowl
1234Total
Seminoles3011317
Tigers0140014

Virginia

1234Total
Seminoles07141435
Cavaliers0100010

Maryland

1234Total
Terrapins030710
Seminoles72114749

Florida

1234Total
Seminoles7610730
Gators0610723

Sugar Bowl vs Virginia Tech

1234Total
Hokies7715029
Seminoles141401846

Coaching staff

NamePositionSeasons at
Florida State
Alma Mater
Bobby BowdenHead coach24Howard College 1953
Chuck AmatoAssistant Head Coach, Linebackers19NC State 1968
Mickey AndrewsDefensive coordinator, Defensive backs16Alabama 1964
Jeff BowdenReceivers6Florida State 1983
Chris DemarestGraduate assistant, Defensive backs1Northeastern 1988
Steve GabbardGraduate assistant2Florida State 1988
Jim GladdenAssistant Head Coach, Defensive Ends25William Jewell College 1962
Odell HagginsDefensive Line6Florida State 1993
Jimmy HegginsAssistant Head Coach, Offensive Line14Florida State 1978
John LillyTight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator4Guilford College 1990
Mark RichtOffensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks10Miami 1982
Billy SextonRunning Backs22Florida State 1974
Dave Van HalangerStrength and Conditioning17West Virginia 1976
1999 Florida State Seminoles roster

Quarterbacks

  • 6 Anquan Boldin – Freshman
  • 10 Rich Maher – Junior
  • 11 Jared Jones – Sophomore
  • 14 Marcus Outzen –Junior
  • 16 Chris Weinke – Junior

Running Backs

  • 20 Raymont Skaggs – Senior
  • 20 Nick Maddox – Freshman
  • 22 Davy Ford –Sophomore
  • 23 Travis Minor – Junior
  • 24 Jeff Chaney – Junior

Fullback

  • 10 Dan Kendra –Senior
  • 36 William McCray – Junior
  • 39 Chad Maeder –Sophomore
  • 43 Randy Golightly – Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 7 Laveranues Coles – Senior
  • 9 Peter Warrick –Senior
  • 13 Marvin Minnis –Junior
  • 19 Greg Moore –Freshman
  • 21 Talman Gardner –Freshman
  • 26 Atrews Bell –Sophomore
  • 80 Ron Dugans –Senior
  • 84 Gennaro Jackson – Junior
  • 86 Germaine Stringer –Senior
  • 87 Robert Morgan – Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 81 Nick Franklin – Senior
  • 82 Patrick Hughes – Sophomore
  • 85 Ryan Sprague –Junior
  • 88 Carver Donaldson –Sophomore
 

Offensive Line

  • 51 Ronald Boldin – Junior
  • 52 Antoine Mirambeau –Freshman
  • 54 Jarad Moon –Junior
  • 57 Eric Thomas –Senior
  • 60 Tarlos Thomas –Junior
  • 61 Montrae Holland –Freshman
  • 64 Justin Amman –Junior
  • 67 Josh Baggs –Sophomore
  • 68 Jason Whitaker –Senior
  • 70 Corey Whitaker – Freshman
  • 71 Jerry Carmichael –Junior
  • 72 Brett Williams –Freshman
  • 74 Otis Duhart – Sophomore
  • 75 Char-ron Dorsey – Junior
  • 76 Ross Brannon –Junior
  • 77 Jeremy Brett –Senior
  • 78 Donald Heaven –Junior
  • 79 Todd Williams –Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 45 Darnell Dockett – Freshman
  • 53 Corey Simon –Senior
  • 56 Roland Seymour –Junior
  • 58 Jamal Reynolds – Junior
  • 69 WD Rodeffer – Junior
  • 89 Alonzo Jackson – Freshman
  • 90 Kevin Emanual – Freshman
  • 91 Jeff Womble – Freshman
  • 92 Jerry Johnson –Senior
  • 93 Chris Walker –Senior
  • 94 Octavis Jackson –Freshman
  • 95 Rian Cason –Freshman
  • 96 Randy Wilkins –Junior
  • 97 Tony Benford –Freshman
  • 98 Chris Woods –Freshman
  • 99 David Warren – Junior
 

Linebackers

  • 5 Theon Rackley –Senior
  • 5 Cornelius Collier – Freshman
  • 29 Tommy Polley –Junior
  • 41 Lee Weaver –Freshman
  • 42 Jerel Hudson –Freshman
  • 44 Bradley Jennings –Sophomore
  • 46 Michael Hamilton –Freshman
  • 49 Bobby Rhodes –Senior
  • 55 Brian Allen –Junior

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Reggie Durden – Senior
  • 3 Malcolm Tatum –Freshman
  • 6 Derrick Gibson – Junior
  • 7 Rufus Brown – Freshman
  • 8 Clevan Thomas – Junior
  • 12 Abdual Howard –Sophomore
  • 15 Mario Edwards –Senior
  • 18 Sean Key –Senior
  • 27 Tay Cody –Junior
  • 28 Chris Hope – Sophomore
  • 28 BJ Ward – Freshman
  • 30 Stanford Samuels –Freshman
  • 32 Jean Jeune –Junior
  • 35 Todd Frier –Senior

Punters

  • 47 Keith Cottrell – Junior
  • 37 Chance Gwaltney –Freshman

Kickers

  • 38 Sebastian Janikowski – Junior

Long snapper

  • 73 Clay Ingram – Senior

Starting lineup

Offense

PosNumberNameClass
QB16Chris WeinkeJR
RB23Travis MinorJR
FB10Dan KendraSR
WR9Peter WarrickSR
WR80Ron DugansSR
TE85Ryan SpragueJR
LT72Brett WilliamsFR
LG68Jason WhitakerSR
C57Eric ThomasSR
RG64Justin AmmanJR
RT60Tarlos ThomasJR

Defense

PosNumberNameClass
DE58Jamal ReynoldsJR
NT53Corey SimonSR
DT92Jerry JohnsonSR
DE56Roland SeymourJR
WLB29Tommy PolleyJR
MLB44Bradley JenningsSO
SLB55Brian AllenJR
CB27Tay CodyJR
ROV6Derrick GibsonJR
FS18Sean KeySR
CB15Mario EdwardsSR

Special Teams

PosNumberNameClass
K38Sebastian JanikowskiJR
P47Keith CottrellJR
KR28Travis MinorJR
PR9Peter WarrickSR

Statistics

  • QB Chris Weinke:232/377 615% for 3,103 yards 823 with 25 TD vs 14 INT 371%
  • RB Travis Minor:180 carries for 815 yards 453 with 7 TD 16 catches for 102 yards and 0 TD
  • WR Peter Warrick:71 catches for 934 yards 1315 with 8 TD 16 carries for 96 yards 600 and 3 TD
  • WR Ron Dugans:43 catches for 644 yards 1498 with 3 TD
  • WR Marvin Minnis:19 catches for 257 yards 1353 with 3 TD
  • WR Laveranues Coles:12 catches for 179 yards 1492 with 1 TD
  • WR Anquan Boldin:12 catches for 115 yards 958 with 2 TD 4 carries for 33 yards 825 and 0 TD
  • K Sebastian Janikowski:23 FGM and 47 XPM
  • P Austin Haywood:1 punt for 73 yards
  • First team in history to go wire to wire #1 in all three major polls

Awards and honors

First Team All-Americans

Individual Award Winners

  • Lou Groza Award – Sebastian Janikowski, K

References

  1. ^ a b "1999 ESPN/USA Today Preseason Poll The Seminoles start the season in first" seminolescom 1999-08-05 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  2. ^ a b "Florida State No 1 in AP Preseason Poll The run for the national title begins" seminolescom 1999-08-14 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  3. ^ "1999-00 College Bowl Projections" sportsillustratedcnncom 1999-08-11 Archived from the original on 2008-09-05 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  4. ^ "1999 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW; THE NEW YORK TIMES PRESEASON TOP 20" nytimescom 1999-08-29 Archived from the original on 2016-03-05 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  5. ^ a b "Perfect Ending" sportsillustratedcnncom 2000-01-05 Archived from the original on 2006-08-31 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "1999 ACC Football Tour:Day Nine" theacccom 1999-08-27 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  7. ^ Brian Errkin 5 January 2000 "'Noles go wire to wire" Sarasota Herald-Tribune Retrieved 27 December 2011 
  8. ^ Consensus All-America Selections, 1889-2010 Archived 2012-05-16 at Archive-It, distributed by National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA
  9. ^ FWAA All-America Archived 2016-01-17 at WebCite, distributed by Football Writers Association of America
  10. ^ "ACC Leads All Conferences With Six First-Team AP All-Americans" theacccom 1998-12-15 Archived from the original on 2009-05-08 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  11. ^ "College Football Preview 99" sportsillustratedcnncom 1999-08-11 Archived from the original on 2002-02-13 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  12. ^ "Seminoles Loaded in Annual Bid for National Title" Seminolescom 1999-08-14 Archived from the original on 2012-08-06 Retrieved 2011-12-27 
  13. ^ Media guide  Missing or empty |title= help; |access-date= requires |url= help
  14. ^ Boyles, Bob; Guido, Paul 2009 The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia 2009-2010 Skyhorse Publishing p 648 ISBN 978-1602396777 
  15. ^ a b "Warrick wants title that eluded FSU" espngocom 1999-12-31 Archived from the original on 2017-07-29 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  16. ^ "Peter Warrick to Return for Senior Season Winning a National Championship is one goal he has in mind" seminolescom 1999-01-08 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  17. ^ a b c "Seminoles Release 1999 Recruiting Class" seminolescom Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  18. ^ a b c "Class of 1999" warchantcom Archived from the original on 2004-09-28 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  19. ^ "FSU Football Team Has Second Day Of Practice" seminolescom 1999-02-16 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  20. ^ "CHANGE OF HEART:BOLDIN NOW A WR" Palm Beach Post Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  21. ^ "Boldin, Maddox worth wait for 'Noles" Archived from the original on February 21, 1999 Retrieved 2017-07-29 CS1 maint:BOT:original-url status unknown link
  22. ^ "Quarterback Chris Weinke's Surgery a Complete Success" seminolescom 1998-11-12 Retrieved 2011-12-29 
  23. ^ "Previous Winners - PB Sports Commission - Lou Groza" wwwlougrozaawardcom Archived from the original on 4 March 2016 Retrieved 24 April 2018 

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