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Sixth-ranked Florida State hasn't played its second game of the season yet and has already lost two key defensive players for the year.
The team's defensive leader, senior pass rushing star Brandon Jenkins, suffered a season-ending broken foot in Florida State's 69-3 win over Murray State last weekend - just a month after senior cornerback and punt return specialist Greg Reid was kicked off the team.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday he's confident the Seminoles have enough talent to help offset the loss of the 6-3, 260-pound Jenkins.
Senior Cornelius ''Tank'' Carradine moves into Jenkins' starting role Saturday against Savannah State while Atlantic Coast Conference defensive lineman of the week Bjoern Werner holds down the other starting end spot. Toshmon Stevens and Giorgio Newberry move into the top backup roles.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida States season just took a huge hit with the loss of All-American defensive end Brandon Jenkins.
But if there was one position that the Seminoles could afford to lose a star, its at defensive end.
Florida State players and coach Jimbo Fisher have said this year that senior backup Tank Carradine is like a third starter and that there is no drop-off to him...
The Florida State Seminoles have high expectations as they begin the 2012 College Football season, and a 69-3 victory over the Murray State Racers was certainly a nice way to start their campaign.
But not all of the news was good for FSU, as they have lost another player to a devastating injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
Defensive end Brandon Jenkins suffered...
Florida State senior DE Brandon Jenkins will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. This is awful news for an FSU defensive line that was supposed to be one of the most talented groups in the country. Jenkins may consider redshirting this season and returning for a fifth year, but the senior came into the season with lofty NFL expectations. The...
Florida State defensive end Brandon Jenkins will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the Seminoles' 69-3 season-opening win over Murray State.
Florida State said an MRI on Monday revealed a Lisfranc injury.
Jenkins had a sack in Saturday's victory, but left the game in the first half with the injury. He walked to the locker room, putting weight on...
While there is little doubt Florida State should win Saturday as easily as it did last weekend, overcoming the loss it suffered may not be so easy down the road.
The sixth-ranked Seminoles were expected to have one of the country's top defenses this season but now must play without star Brandon Jenkins, starting with a home game against overmatched Savannah State.
Brandon Jenkins, a two-time All-ACC selection, will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury he suffered in the Seminole’s season opener against Murray State.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said that x-rays on the 6-3, 260-pond defensive ends foot were negative after the game, but that an MRI he received on Monday must have changed that out-come...
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