Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Bjoern Werner is rare. The Florida State star defensive end is a married college student, already going on three years of wedded bliss. He's a German-born All-American. He ended the regular season with 13 sacks, second-most in the nation. To think his story started in Berlin, thanks to a long-lost friend named Mirko and some ''weird guys'' at his school who were tossing a football around. ''And I played Madden,'' he said, referring to the popular video game. He might be in next year's version of Madden, at this rate. Werner and the Seminoles face Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night, and it's widely believed that this will be his last college game. He knows whether or not he'll soon be declaring a year early for the NFL draft, saying Saturday that he and his wife have made their decision. That is, unless the decision gets revisited. ''If her mind changes,'' Werner said, ''mine might change...
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