FSU football: 10 greatest Seminoles of the Bobby Bowden era

There have been plenty of great players that Bowden brought to Tallahassee and sent off to the NFL, but which Seminoles had the best careers at FSU from 1976 to 2009?

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Warrick Dunn. FSU Bowden Era. . 1993-96. 9. RB. . Warrick Dunn. player. 435

Career rushing yards: 3,959

Career rushing touchdowns: 37

Awards: 3x First Team All-ACC,

Warrick Dunn was a freshman on the 1993 national championship team, but that doesn't mean he didn't contribute. Dunn ran for 511 yards on 68 carries that season and finished with 868 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns. That would be the only season of his four-year career that he didn't surpass 1,000 rushing yards and 1,300 scrimmage yards.

Dunn's best season came in 1995 when he averaged 7.5 yards per carry and finished with 1,242 rushing yards, 1,536 scrimmage yards, and 16 total touchdowns. He was FSU's all-time leader in scrimmage and rushing yards until Dalvin Cook usurped him with his legendary career from 2014-16.

The most impressive piece of his career is that he averaged 6.9 yards per rush and 10.0 yards per reception at an extremely high volume. Dunn's speed was also put to use on the track at FSU where he was a sprinter and on the 4x100-meter relay team.

Following his time at FSU, Dunn was selected at No. 12 in the 1997 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.