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Florida State Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class


Florida State University announced their 2013 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, seven former Seminoles will be inducted to the FSU Hall on September 12, 2013.

Leading the names is Sebastian Janikowski, who is number 15 on the list of the top 25 greatest Seminoles off all time. Janikowski was a kicker at Florida State from 1997-1999 and was the first player in history to win back-to-back Groza awards (given annually to the country's top kicker). He has played for the Oakland Raiders for the past 14 seasons.

Jamal Reynolds is also in the 2013 class, he was the 2000 Lombardi winner (top defensive lineman) and starred on the 1999 National title team. Over his Seminole career he notched 23.5 sacks. He was a first round selection by the Green Bay Packers. 

The class also includes outfielder Matt Diaz, who hit 43 home runs over two seasons at Florida State but is probably best remembered for a throw to the plate he made from right field against Miami. Diaz has hit .290 over 11 seasons in the majors.

Joining Janikowski, Reynolds and Diaz will be former Miami Dolphins running back Sammie Smith, who broke the FSU single season rushing record in 1987 and is still 5th all-time in career rushing yardage at Florida State.

Softball coach Joanne Graf, soccer player Cindy Schofield and booster Douglas Mannheimer will also be inducted. 

The 2013 class will be formally inducted at a banquet the night before the Seminole’s first home football game.  A very limited number of tickets to the event are available to the public via email at fsuhalloffame@gmail.com or by calling 850-556-0433.


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