FSU Freshmen Stepping Up on the Gridiron

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As Florida State embarks to the swap to play their final regular season game, the freshmen Seminoles are anything but newbies. Just take a look at the final couple of minutes against Maryland. Three freshmen stepped up at different times to ensure the Noles would be bowling for a 28th straight year.
FSU freshman quarterback EJ Manuel says, "We said we weren't going to lose this game. We weren't going to let the seniors go out on a loss, Coach Andrews go out on a loss. Definitely didn't want to ruin that. So, we said we're going to go out and score, and we did that."
EJ Manuel stepped up when he needed to despite throwing three interceptions earlier in the game.
FSU wide receiver Bert Reed says,"When adversity comes, you really find out what kind of character you have, and EJ stepped up and showed he persevere all day. I have a lot of confidence in him, and so do the guys."
FSU freshmen running back Lonnie Pryor says, "He took that game like it was his fifth year playing. He kept good composure, and it was like we practice this all the time. He just ran it like we were practice this all the time.. He just ran it like we were at practiice. No sweat for him."
Pryor scored two touchdowns on the day, but one of the biggest all days was the punt return by Greg Reid.
FSU head coach Bobby Bowden says, "All of a sudden, you get an exciting play, and it seems to rejuvenate the whole team. That's what his punt return did. I've seen that many times. Somebody makes a big play and everybody gets excited."
Reid adds, "I love Florida State. I'm glad I made this choice and right now, we're just focused on winning. I got three more years, so I'm real happy about that."
Fans for the Noles are excited to know these guys should be able to make big plays for years to come.



 
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