FSU football: TE position has been involved in FSU’s offense

FSU tight ends coach Chris Thomsen at the FSU National Signing Day Party on Feb. 5, 2020.Img 4519
FSU tight ends coach Chris Thomsen at the FSU National Signing Day Party on Feb. 5, 2020.Img 4519 /

FSU football has a multitude of playmakers on their roster for redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Travis to throw to this season.

Head football coach Mike Norvell has emphasized the importance of the tight end position because of their versatility as in-line blockers as well receivers in the slot and on the outside.

Florida State has been fortunate where they were able to acquire two talented transfers at this position this offseason with Jaheim Bell (South Carolina) and Kyle Morlock (Shorter).

The Seminoles had to replace the likes of ultra-productive Cam McDonald, who finished his collegiate career with 74 receptions for 861 yards and five touchdowns.

Norvell spoke with a variety of media members about the tight end position where he stated the following:

"You look at the production of our tight end room. I thought all of three of those guys, that were able to have catches, made big plays in big moments."

As most individuals know, the Florida State offense needed to find a spark given that Johnny Wilson and Keon Coleman were not dressed out for the contest versus Pittsburgh.

The tight end position was certainly something that brought comfort to signal caller Jordan Travis. While Ja’Khi Douglas was awarded the honors of breaking the rock at the conclusion of the game, Jaheim Bell had five receptions for 23 yards, Kyle Morlock had four receptions for 80 yards, and Markeston Douglas had three receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown.

Once upon a time, Seminole fans were questioning why Florida State had so many scholarship tight ends on their roster. However, the narrative has certainly changed for the better as this is likely the best position group that the Seminoles have had in quite a while.

Here are the season statistics for the tight end trio:

•Jaheim Bell: 31 receptions for 365 yards and two touchdowns

•Kyle Morlock: 17 receptions for 236 yards

•Markeston Douglas: 9 receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns

There certainly needs to be a special shout out to tight end coach Chris Thomsen for continuing to find success in maximizing the development of the players at his position.

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