FSU football has sent some big-time players to the NFL over the years. Three received bids to play in the 2020 Pro Bowl.
FSU football didn’t have a great 2019 season on the field but did see several former Noles perform well in the NFL.
Brian Burns was named one of the top 10 rookies in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. Jameis Winston led the league with 5,109 passing yards.
He also holds the distinction for the first NFL QB to ever throw for 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season.
Former Noles Derrick Nnadi and Cam Erving are going to play in the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s the first time the Chiefs have made the Super Bowl in 50 years.
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There were three Noles who shined a little brighter by league standards as they were voted to play in the 2020 Pro Bowl.
- Rodney Hudson
- Dalvin Cook
- Xavier Rhodes
Hudson (FSU 07-10) makes his third Pro Bowl and was also named second-team All-Pro while playing with the Oakland Raiders.
Dalvin Cook (FSU 14-16) makes his first Pro Bowl appearance after leading the Minnesota Vikings with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He also added 53 receptions for 519 receiving yards.
Xavier Rhodes (FSU 09-12) makes his third Pro Bowl as a backup with Richard Sherman playing in the Super Bowl.
Rodney Hudson is Mr. Consistent as he started 15 games for the Raiders at center after signing a three-year deal to make him the highest-paid center in the league.
Dalvin Cook finally stayed healthy and had his best year as a professional, proving he was a threat as a runner and receiver in the Vikings offense.
Xavier Rhodes likely made the team on name value alone as he didn’t have a great season at all. It’s clear he’s lost a step in his game after being one of the best corners in the league for a while.
It should be noted Derwin James likely would have been on the list for a second time had he not missed 11 games with an injury.
Perennial pro-bowler Jalen Ramsey missed nearly a quarter of the season due to injury as well.
The Pro Bowl will take place Sunday, January 26th at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.