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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4. 435. FSU Bowden Era. 1990-92. player. . . Marvin Jones. Marvin Jones. LB

Career tackles: 369

Awards: College Football Hall of Fame inductee, 1992 Butkus Award, 1992 Lombardi Award, 2x All-American,

Right as Bobby Bowden finally had FSU on the cusp of a national title in the early 1990s Marvin Jones was a defensive force helping elevate the program. Jones was the first player in program history to take home two national awards in the same season when he won the Butkus and Lombardi Awards in 1992. He also finished fourth in the Heisman voting after posting 111 tackles, the fewest of any year of his career.

In his three seasons, FSU went 10-2, 11-2, and 11-1 with wins in the Blockbuster Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Orange Bowl. The Noles finished at No. 2 in the country in 1992, Jones's last season and a year before Bowden finally got the elusive national title.

In the 1993 NFL draft, Jones went fourth overall to the New York Jets.