Lonnie Pryor flies a little bit under the radar with all the talk of Devonta Freeman and Chris Thompson finally being healthy and with James Wilder coming into his own.
But the senior fullback, who carries the ball less than he blocks, is highly opportunistic. Last Saturday, on just five carries Pryor ran for 28 yards and three touchdowns.
On Tuesday, after having a chance to digest some of the film, Pryor was able to give a little more of an assessment.
"It wasn't all perfect, we had good plays and we had bad plays," said Pryor. "I think our offensive line did a tremendous job, all the running backs had a chance to touch the ball, they had stops here and there but overall I think we played well."
The Seminoles ran for 285 yards and seven touchdowns in their opener. It was an FCS opponent but a welcome start to the season for a rushing attack that struggled last year.
Another boost has been the return of Chris Thompson.
"I call Chris my little brother," said Pryor. "We're like the same age but he's [smaller] than me so I call him my little brother. He got hurt last year in that Wake game and I'm just happy to see him back there running the ball."
The return of Thompson has made for a crowded backfield though, something that could be a problem with some groups but Florida State seems to manage it well. One way Pryor has increased his profile in the offense has been to become more versatile. The fullback is also the Seminoles' short yardage back and one of the team's better receivers.
Coaches tasked him with maximizing that roll this offseason.
"Coaches wanted me to lose a couple pounds, which I did," said Pryor, who admits the new physique has helped him. "[It's helped] just to give me the ball in the flats and give me more opportunities to do things and also to be a better blocker and things like that."
Still, Pryor admits, if he had his druthers he'd be a ball-carrier all the time.
"Oh yeah [I prefer it]," said Pryor. "Over anything."
Right now Pryor fits into a perfect niche for the Seminoles. He gets good touches, he's in the game often and as an upback he provides a number of options from a play-calling standpoint.
He's also a heck of a leader and one of the most comfortable Seminoles in a room full of reporters.
That self confidence could serve him well if he tries to make it at the next level.