2005 Florida State Seminoles football team

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2005 Florida State Seminoles football
FSU Seminoles.svg
ACC Champions
ACC Atlantic Division Co-Champions
Orange Bowl vs. Penn State, L 26–23 3OT
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division
Ranking
Coaches #23
AP #23
2005 record 8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Bowden (30th year)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Doak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 82,300)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#23 Florida State xy   5 3         8 5  
#18 Boston College x   5 3         9 3  
#21 Clemson   4 4         8 4  
NC State   3 5         7 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         4 7  
Coastal
#7 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 2  
#17 Miami   6 2         9 3  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
North Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Virginia   3 5         7 5  
Duke   0 8         1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Florida State Seminoles football team won the 2005 ACC Championship Game over the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 27–22. With the victory, they were a selection to go to the 2006 Orange Bowl as the ACC representative in the BCS.

Recruits[edit]

The Seminoles recruiting class was ranked No. 2 in the nation behind only Southern California by Rivals.com,[1] but never panned out. On a reevaluation in 2012, Rivals.com listed it among the most disappointing recruiting classes of the decade.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Russell Ball
RB
La Marque, TX La Marque HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 4.3 May 23, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Callahan Bright
DT
Bryn Mawr, PA Harriton Senior HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 315 lb (143 kg) 5.0 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Everette Brown
DE
Wilson, NC Beddingfield HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.5 Jan 5, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Matt Dunham
ATH
Columbus, GA St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.4 Apr 26, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Dan Foster
LB
Blakely, GA Early County HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Nov 3, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Graham Gano
K
Cantonment, FL Tate HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Nov 3, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Michael Ray Garvin
DB
Ramsey, NJ Don Bosco Preparatory 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.3 Dec 6, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Richard Goodman
WR
Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 31, 2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Charlie Graham
TE
Greenville, FL Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.8 Dec 17, 2004 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Letroy Guion
DT
Starke, FL Bradford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 282 lb (128 kg) 4.7 Jun 10, 2005 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jonathan Hannah
TE
Louisburg, NC Louisburg HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.8 Feb 8, 2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Matt Hardrick
OL
Orlando, FL Edgewater 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 340 lb (150 kg) 5.5 Feb 3, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Geno Hayes
LB
Greenville, FL Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 4.65 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Anthony Kelly
LB
Ellisville, MS Jones County Junior College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Feb 17, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Korey Mangum
DB
La Marque, TX La Marque HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Justin Mincey
DE
Folkston, GA Charlton County HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Dec 5, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Neefy Moffett
LB
Palm Bay, FL Palm Bay Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Derek Nicholson
LB
Winston-Salem, NC Mount Tabor HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 31, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Rod Owens
WR
Jacksonville, FL Samuel W. Wolfson HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.4 Jan 9, 2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jamie Robinson
DB
Rock Hill, SC Northwestern HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Fred Rouse
WR
Tallahassee, FL Lincoln HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.4 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Antone Smith
RB
Pahokee, FL Pahokee HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.3 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Kendrick Stewart
DT
Lakeland, FL Lakeland Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 4.8 Jan 6, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Clarence Ward
DB
Pensacola, FL Pensacola HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 25, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 PM #9 Miami (FL) #14 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 10–7   84,347[3]
September 10 6:45 PM The Citadel* #11 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPNU W 62–10   79,152[4]
September 17 7:45 PM at #17 Boston College #8 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN W 28–17   44,500[5]
October 1 3:30 PM Syracuse* #6 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 38–14   83,717[6]
October 8 12:00 PM Wake Forest #4 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL JPS W 41–24   82,589[7]
October 15 7:45 PM at Virginia #4 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Jefferson–Eppes Trophy) ESPN L 21–26   63,106[8]
October 22 3:30 PM at Duke #11 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ESPNU W 55–24   21,731[9]
October 29 3:30 PM Marylanddagger #10 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC W 35–27   82,626[10]
November 5 3:30 PM North Carolina State #9 Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ABC L 15–20   83,912[11]
November 12 12:00 PM at Clemson #17 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry/Bowden Bowl) ESPN L 14–35   80,536[12]
November 26 3:30 PM at #19 Florida* #23 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Battle for the Governor's Cup) CBS L 7–34   90,669[13]
December 3 7:45 PM vs. #5 Virginia Tech #22 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (ACC Championship Game) ABC W 27–22   72,749[14]
January 3 8:00 PM vs. #3 Penn State* #23 Dolphin StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC L 23–26 3OT  77,773[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

Florida State finished the season ranked number 23 in both the final AP and Coaches college football polls. Florida State's trip to the Orange bowl marked the 24th consecutive post season bowl game under Bobby Bowden.

NFL draft[edit]

Six seniors and two juniors would go on and be drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 9 9 Ernie Sims Linebacker Detroit Lions
1st 13 13 Kamerion Wimbley Defensive end Cleveland Browns
1st 14 14 Brodrick Bunkley Defensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles
1st 19 19 Antonio Cromartie Cornerback San Diego Chargers
3rd 31 95 Willie Reid Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
4th 20 117 Leon Washington Running back New York Jets
5th 5 138 Pat Watkins Safety Dallas Cowboys
5th 24 157 A.J. Nicholson Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals

All-star games[edit]

Game Date Site Players
57th Senior Bowl January 28, 2006 Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama Pat Watkins, Brodrick Bunkley, Kamerion Wimbley[16]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ "2006 Senior Bowl rosters". ESPN.com. January 17, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2011.