Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (15) hits Florida Gators quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg (17) during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Greatest Hits In FSU History


This may have been the hardest piece I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing. When you think of Florida State football, you think big hits. The problem I’ve had is remembering all of the great hits of the past, so what I did was compile ten of what I consider to be the greatest and hardest hits in the history of Seminole football.

T-10th: James Wilder goes Beast-Mode against Clemson

Yes, I know some of you guys may not agree with this one because it’s a running play. However, the strength shown by Wilder is so great that I felt it could make the cut.

T-10th: Chris Thompson, The Dark Knight

Less than a year after breaking his back and almost having to hang up the cleats, Chris Thompson made his mark on the Clemson defense with this run (unfortunately called back).

9th: The Debut of the Heat-Seeking Missile, Lamarcus Joyner 

In his first career game, Joyner showed future opponents a sign of things to come. Skip to 8:40 to see the play.

8th: Greg Reid takes a Terp out to the Woodshed

Reid was always known as an exciting player, but this play showed that he wasn’t just flashy.

7th: Marvin Jones vs. UM

You see this hit every time there’s promotional video for FSU-Miami.

6th: Greg Jones doing what Greg Jones does best

Jones seemed to enjoy embarrassing people while playing for FSU. I bet Dexter Reid wishes this video would disappear forever.

5th: Mario Edwards slings Morris around like a Rag Doll

Ever seen a dog sling around a toy? It looks like this. Skip to 20 seconds in to view the play.

4th: Lattimore gets knocked out

I remember running around the condo I was staying at during the game (I was in Orlando on vacation) screaming like a little girl after this hit. It still gets my adrenaline pumping.

3rd: Nigel Bradham delivers a Knock-Out Blow

Laron Byrd did a 180 after this hit. It’s safe to say Bradham was tired of the officiating during the 2011 match-up.

2nd: Stanford Samuels obliterates Parrish

There are no words for this.

1st: Moody sends a Message

After a six-game losing streak to that school in the swamp, Nick Moody delivered a shot to show UF that FSU was taking over again. And not just in the rivalry, but taking over the entire country. The ‘Noles have won 3 of the last 4 vs UF and are also the defending champs.

So many more hits could’ve been included on this list. Maybe you don’t agree with my number one pick. That’s the great thing about sports and being a fan. Not everyone will agree on the same thing, but one thing we can all agree on is that there will surely be more hits to add to this list in the future!

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