Florida State’s leading tackler Reggie Northrup takes pride in the way he takes down opposing ball carriers.
“I take a lot of pride in it,” Northrup said. “I know it’s a skill set that I continue to work on and get better at.”
The junior linebacker from Jacksonville, Fla., credits some of his tackling prowess to wrestling in high school.
“I used to watch that WWE stuff, but I was interested in the real kind of wrestling” Northrup said. “I tried it out and I happened to be pretty good at it. Your leverage, it helps make your hips better. Your pad level, your able to get lower and being able to grab and wrap up.”
Not only was he a two-time Florida state qualifier on the mat, but he immediately saw dividends on the football field.
“Wrestling in high school took my game play to a whole other level,” Northrup said. “Especially being a linebacker I’d just go out there in games and start doing things better. My fundamentals, I was able to stay low and read stuff.”
Florida State Seminoles Beat the Miami Hurricanes 30 -26
The Florida State Seminoles proved that they are the #1 team in the nation by beating the Miami Hurricanes. Were the Canes a top team in the nation? "No", but this is the thing -- all of the other so called better teams with blemished records all could not handle adversity.
Mississippi the current #1 lost to Alabama today who has a loss.
Alabama lost to Ole Miss who has proven to be a fraud.
TCU really, come on they're just getting to the point where they can shop in the mens section, oh and they have a loss.
Oregon, year after year they prove they can run up the score until it's time to play with the big boys and they have a loss to an unranked Arizona team. What excuse can ESPN make for them, Oh the have Phil Knight NIKE marketing dollars.
The only thing that anyone can say about the Seminoles is they are not as dominant as last year -- and my answer to that is "You don't get this years Trophy for what you did last year."
This gets even better -- the quarterback, the trouble maker guy, the one with no character, the guy that no team should draft -- Jameis Winston is the best quarterback in the nation, will be the #1 pick in the draft as he is a top 15 quarterback in the NFL today if he were to suit up tomorrow.
Jameis Winston has been under surveillance by B613 AKA the NCAA. Amongst the many allegations they have been unable to give him the death sentence. The only thing they have been able to confirm is that Jameis is sleeping with President Grant's mistress Olivia Pope. Unknowingly Jameis has been entering opposing stadiums with a bouty on his head from Jake Ballard one of Olivia's other lovers.
Jameis Winston has been dropping bombs all over the nation for the last 22 games. He has been accused of a lot of things but none more serious than when CIA Agent Carrie Mathison accused Jameis of being turned by al-Qaeda.
In the Realm of the unknown Jameis "Vader" Winston has to admit to his affair with Padme. He has to tell his son, young Luke Skywalker that he is his father and he should come to the Dark Side -- The Florida State Seminoles.