TALLAHASSEE Florida State found quite the playmaker last season in perhaps the most surprising of wide receivers: true freshman Rashad Greene.
And had it not been for a midseason ankle injury, Greene would have shattered nearly every FSU freshman receiving record. But despite missing four games, Greene led FSU in receptions (38), receiving yards (596) and touchdown catches (seven).
He was electric from the start, scoring on his first catch a 28-yard touchdown from reserve quarterback Clint Trickett in the season-opening win over Louisiana-Monroe. Greene went on to snag touchdowns in his first five games, becoming the first FSU player since 2000 to do so.
Few college football teams in the nation return as deep a receiving corps as FSU. Four players Greene, Rodney Smith, Kenny Shaw and Christian Green all had 25 or more grabs in 2011.
The most dangerous of the group is Greene, a 6-foot target who seems to find openings with ease, but even when he is covered its been tough to ...