Nov 17, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Florida State Seminoles special teams player Chad Abram (41) causes a kickoff fumble by Maryland Terrapins kick returner Levern Jacobs (8) at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Player Profile: Chad Abram

Name: Chad Abram

Eligibility: Senior

Position: Fullback

Height: 6-0

Weight: 234

Twitter Handle: @CAbram41

2012 Season Stats: 4 carries, 20 yards

 

Prognostication: Chad Abram arrived in Tallahassee back in 2010 as a true freshman defensive back. He did see time on the field that year, mainly in special teams coverage. In 2011, Abram made the move to fullback from safety, but again was primarily a contributor on the special teams unit where he registered five tackles. Last season also saw Abram as a pivotal part of the special teams, however he did see a bit more time in the backfield, as the stats above show. Now, with the departure of Lonnie Pryor, Abram will finally step into a starting role for the Seminoles as he looks to fill the shoes as best he can of probably the best Florida State Seminoles fullback of all time.

Strengths: Toughness. If you asked me to explain the number one strength of Abram, the word toughness immediately comes to mind. This trait is what made him such a key performer on special teams from day one when he arrived on campus. In his favor, this also happens to be one of the key characteristics you look for in any successful fullback. Even with the impressive depth the ‘Noles have at the running back slot, they still need someone lowering his shoulder and leading the way, and Chad Abram’s toughness makes him the perfect candidate. He also adds the ability to effectively catch the ball out of the backfield, which makes this Florida State offense that much more dangerous.

Weaknesses: Consistency will be something to watch. That’s what Lonnie brought to the table in his years as the FSU FB and a lot of the same will be expected of Abram. That might be a bit unfair, but that’s the standard that’s been set for Seminole fullbacks.

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