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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. . CB. Terrell Buckley. Terrell Buckley. 435. FSU Bowden Era. player. 1989-91. 8

Career interceptions: 21

Awards: College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Consensus First Team All-American, 2x All-South, 1991 Jim Thorpe Award

Buckley arrived at Florida State to be Deion Sander's replacement at outside cornerback. Considering the fact that those are Andre the Giant-sized shoes to fill Buckley somehow lived up to expectations.

He was a part of three great teams during his time at FSU, and three different teams. FSU football went 31-6 during his time in Tallahassee, but Buckley also played on the baseball and track and field teams.

Despite his multi-sport prowess, the football field was where he belonged, and in 1991, Buckley had a historic season for the Noles. He won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back after nabbing 12 interceptions and returning them for 238 yards, both FSU single-season records.

The Green Bay Packers selected Buckley fifth overall in the 1992 draft and he went on to play in the NFL for 14 years, winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots.