Big people beat up little people. We’ve all heard Chip Kelly’s take on the type of players he likes. He prefers players with larger frames. We saw Seattle’s defense carry their team to a Super Bowl this year, anchored by their big-bodied secondary. In general, I must agree that big people beat up little people. However, there are exceptions to every rule.
Enter Florida State...
Lamarcus Joyner already understood the value of returning for his senior season. He was able to be a leader and help Florida State win a national title.
And now he's seeing his draft stock rise, too.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he considers Joyner the No. 3 safety in the draft and sees him as a late pick in the first round. Mayock compares Joyner to former LSU...
Lamarcus Joyner is listed on Florida State's depth chart as a cornerback. That fails to tell the whole story of the All-America defensive back.
Auburn's C.J. Uzomah is the Tigers' No. 1 tight end, though he's almost as likely to line up out wide or in the back field.
In college football today it helps to have players who are hard to define because it also makes...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner are among five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for national defensive player of the year.
Also chosen as finalists by the Football Writers Association of America were Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard....
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November 21, 2013
Sean Maguire could see meaningful snaps for FSU down the final stretch of the 2013 season. (Phil Sears/AP)
#2 FSU eyes 11th win vs. Idaho
It’ll be the final home game for Florida State seniors on Saturday as the second-ranked Seminoles face off against Idaho. Florida State is coming off of consecutive 59-3 victories over Wake Forest and Syracuse. The Seminoles are off to their...
DALLAS (FWAA) – Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of Oct. 19.
Joyner forced two fumbles, sacked the quarterback once, and intercepted a pass in the Seminoles’ resounding 51-14 Atlantic Coast Conference showdown victory at Clemson.
The 5-8, 190-pound senior from Fort Lauderdale...
No. 25 Florida State Seminoles (12-2) Coach Jimbo Fisher (fourth season, 31-10 at FSU and overall)Returning starters: 10, 6 offense, 4 defense, 0 special teamsRecruiting rank: 12Strength of schedule: 62 One of the most impressive things about coach Jimbo Fisher's three seasons in Tallahassee isn't his 31 victories, it's his 3-0 record in bowl games, including last...
Lamarcus Joyner said the decision wasn't that hard after all.
The defensive back wanted to return to Florida State for his senior season -- to earn his degree, to be a leader on defense and to improve his NFL draft prospects.
"It was a business decision," Joyner said. "It also gave me more motivation to come back to Florida State and get my degree, instead of feeling...
Florida State defensive star safety Lamarcus Joyner will return for his senior season in 2013. Joyner says he and coach Fisher have some unfinished business to take care of.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State was finding the end zone. The problem was that Clemson was doing the same thing, but faster, more often and with surprising ease.
FSUs defense was being picked apart after dominating its first three games, and now the Tigers got another touchdown to go up 31-21 midway through the third quarter.
The game appeared to be slipping away from FSU. But...