TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State redshirt senior center Bryan Stork was named one of six semifinalists for the 2013 Outland Trophy on Tuesday during a reception hosted by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee.
The Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense, will be reduced to three finalists on Nov. 25.
The winner of the 68th Outland Trophy will be revealed on Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN during the The Home Depot College Football Awards from the Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Stork is the only center among a list of semifinalists that also includes Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson and Stanford offensive guard David Yankey.
The Vero Beach, Fla., native has started 36 games over his Seminole career and is one of the leaders of the nation’s No. 2 scoring offense (52.7). The Seminoles also rank second in the nation in yards per play (7.85) and eighth in total offense (521.2). Stork has been a valuable component to helping redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston become the nation’s No. 2-rated passer.
No. 2 Florida State (10-0) is the only team in ACC history to score at least 41 points in 10 consecutive games.
The Seminoles host Idaho at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the final home game of the 2013 season. Stork and 23 other seniors will be honored before their final contest at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Jimbo Fisher Post Practice Quotes – Nov. 19, 2013
“That was one of the best Tuesday’s we’ve had. Offensively, I was very proud of the way they practiced, execution (was) throughout (and) efficient. Defense was very good. Special teams, kicked the ball well, very good Tuesday. One of the best Tuesday’s we’ve had all year.”
On how encouraging it is to see the team prepare for a non-conference opponent like Idaho:
“This is the next opponent. This is the most important. That’s what we’ve been preaching and it does feel very good to have the effort and execution together on both sides of the ball.”
On if redshirt freshman backup quarterback Sean Maguire:
“I’ve been very pleased with Sean’s blitz pick-ups, his checks, you just see him growing every day and (he’s) getting faster and quicker and very comfortable with what he’s doing. He had a good day today and yesterday he had a good day.”
On wide receivers junior Rashad Greene and senior Kenny Shaw having the chance to be 1,000 yard receivers at the end of the year:
“That would be awesome. It that can go within our team goals and we can reach everything, I think it’s great. His (Greene) individual performances and consistency and his leadership – I’ll tell you what, he’s a great leader too, not just out there playing, but off the field the way he talks to people, (a) very intelligent guy. I have a lot of respect for him and I’m hoping for it.”
On redshirt senior offensive lineman Jacob Farhenkrug coming back this year:
“Just the stability, knowing you have a guy with experience in there, the way he allows us to practice and the other reps. You’ve got a guy that has game experience and I think it was very critical to have him back.”
On recruiting senior safety Lamarcus Joyner four years ago:
“I loved the way he played the game. He’s one of those guys, once you met him and got him in your organization you knew he was going to affect things positively all the time.”