There were plenty of surprises in day two of fall camp. One of the biggest was redshirt freshman quarterback Christian Ponder pushing the co-starters and getting time with the first team offense. Also, two players moved up to the first team on Tuesday, two others tried their hands at new...[details]
2005 (Sophomore):At Florida State: Will battle Willie Jones for playing time at the right defensive end position behind starter Kamerion Wimbley...has emerged as a dependable back-up in the Seminoles' rotation of defensive ends...came to Florida State as a tight end prospect but moved to the defensive end position during the fall of 2003...has been fully cleared to play after spring shoulder surgery which kept him out of spring practice in 2005.
Freshman Year (2004): Played in nine of Florida State's 12 games...totaled seven tackles in his first season...first career appearance came against UAB as he recorded a career-high two tackles (one unassisted and one assisted) in the victory over the Blazers...both tackles were recorded as quarterback sacks...also recorded tackles in victories over Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland and Florida...had at least one tackle in six of the nine games he played in...also recorded a quarterback hurry against Wake Forest. 2003: A redshirt season.High School: Graduated from Pace High School in 2003...a three-star player and the No. 18 rated tight end in the nation by Rivals.com...rated one of Florida's Top 100 players by the Orlando Sentinel...named to Super 75 in the state of Florida by the Florida Times Union...also named one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...named the Player of the Year in Northwest Florida as a senior...recorded 70 tackles and eight sacks as a senior defensive end...earned all-area honors as a junior tight end after catching 12 passes for 250 yards...selected Florida State over Florida.Personal: Born May 4, 1985...major is education...has aspirations of being a coach once his playing days are complete.