2013 Hall of Fame Class Announced for Florida State Seminoles

Jan 1, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles mascot Chief Osceola and his horse Renegade pose for a photo in the second quarter of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at the 2013 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State Seminoles have announced the 2013 class for their version of the Hall of Fame. Seminoles(dot)com has reported that the Athletics Hall of Fame at Florida State University will induct seven new members on September 13.

Some of the people being inducted are not really household names for those who don’t follow the program closely. Douglas Mannheimer (Moore-Stone Award winner) is essentially getting in for being a really good booster and being a former FSU volunteer.

Soccer legend, Cindy Schofield, will become the first female soccer player to be inducted in the Florida State Hall of Fame.

JoAnne Graf — who won over 75 percent of the games she ever coached — is getting in because, well, she was really good at her job. Graf was the former Florida State Seminoles softball coach. She led the program to 10 ACC Titles and was named ACC Coach of the Year an amazing six times.

Current MLB star, Matt Diaz , will also be a member of the 2013 class. That is despite the fact that he spent just a little over two years with the program.

Then some more recognizable names are being enshrined as well. Sammie Smith — who held  the program record for most individual rushing yards in a single season for 12 years — gets the nod. As does former Lombardi Award winner, Jamal Reynolds.

Finally, the biggest name to be inducted is going to be a kicker. Sebastian Janikowski — who is currently wallowing in the NFL purgatory known as Oakland — and his legendarily powerful leg will be inducted. Janikowski left the program with a slew of school records before becoming drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft — as a kicker!

A banquet will be held to induct the 2013 Class the night before the Seminoles’ first home football game of the season.

 

Joseph is the editor of ChopChat. For the love of Sam Cassell, follow him on the mean streets of Twitter @JosephNardone

 

Topics: 2013 Hall Of Fame, Athletics Hall Of Fame At Florida State, JoAnne Graf, MATT DIAZ, Sebastian Janikowski

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