FSU football: 5 ways DJ Uiagalelei commitment boosts Noles in 2024

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FSU football fans loved Jordan Travis. He will be one of the most revered former players in recent memory. However, one of the biggest knocks on him was his inability to stay healthy over his FSU career. That limitation was one of the most important parts of his game that made him so dynamic and difficult for opposing defenses to stop. We clamored for him to use his legs more in 2023 to help open the offense up, and running is what ended his time in Tallahassee.

Injuries are unpredictable, but history is usually a solid indicator, and Uiagalelei has a solid track record when it comes to his durability. He's 6'4" and 250 pounds, and he ran the ball 142 times in his last season at Clemson. Mike Norvell should be able to use him in the run game as often as needed, especially in short-yardage situations. That's an area the Noles have struggled in the past couple of seasons. Durability will be key, with little to no experience behind him.