2005 Florida State Seminoles football team


The 2005 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and competed in the Atlantic Division.

2005 Florida State Seminoles football
ACC champion
ACC Atlantic Division co-champion
Orange Bowl,
L 23–26 3OT vs. Penn State
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
2005 record8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachBobby Bowden (30th season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Bowden (5th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (22nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 82,300)
Seasons
 2004
2006 
2005 ACC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Atlantic Division
No. 23 Florida State xy$  5 3     8 5  
No. 18 Boston College x  5 3     9 3  
No. 21 Clemson  4 4     8 4  
Wake Forest  3 5     4 7  
NC State  3 5     7 5  
Maryland  3 5     5 6  
Coastal Division
No. 7 Virginia Tech x  7 1     11 2  
No. 17 Miami  6 2     9 3  
Georgia Tech  5 3     7 5  
North Carolina  4 4     5 6  
Virginia  3 5     7 5  
Duke  0 8     1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The Seminoles won their division and competed in the ACC title game, defeating Virginia Tech in the inaugural championship game.

Recruits

The Seminoles recruiting class was ranked No. 2 in the nation behind only Southern California by Rivals.com,[1] but never panned out. On a reevaluation in 2012, Rivals.com listed it among the most disappointing recruiting classes of the decade.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Russell Ball
RB
La Marque, Texas La Marque HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 4.3 May 23, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Callahan Bright
DT
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Harriton Senior HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 315 lb (143 kg) 5.0 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Everette Brown
DE
Wilson, North Carolina Beddingfield HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.5 Jan 5, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Matt Dunham
ATH
Columbus, Georgia St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.4 Apr 26, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Dan Foster
LB
Blakely, Georgia Early County HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Nov 3, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Graham Gano
K
Cantonment, Florida Tate HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Nov 3, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Michael Ray Garvin
DB
Ramsey, New Jersey Don Bosco Preparatory 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.3 Dec 6, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Richard Goodman
WR
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 31, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Charlie Graham
TE
Greenville, Florida Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.8 Dec 17, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Letroy Guion
DT
Starke, Florida Bradford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 282 lb (128 kg) 4.7 Jun 10, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jonathan Hannah
TE
Louisburg, North Carolina Louisburg HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.8 Feb 8, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Matt Hardrick
OL
Orlando, Florida Edgewater 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 340 lb (150 kg) 5.5 Feb 3, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Geno Hayes
LB
Greenville, Florida Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 4.65 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Anthony Kelly
LB
Ellisville, Mississippi Jones County Junior College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Feb 17, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Korey Mangum
DB
La Marque, Texas La Marque HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Justin Mincey
DE
Folkston, Georgia Charlton County HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Dec 5, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Neefy Moffett
LB
Palm Bay, Florida Palm Bay Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Derek Nicholson
LB
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Mount Tabor HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 31, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Rod Owens
WR
Jacksonville, Florida Samuel W. Wolfson HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.4 Jan 9, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jamie Robinson
DB
Rock Hill, South Carolina Northwestern HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Fred Rouse
WR
Tallahassee, Florida Lincoln HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.4 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Antone Smith
RB
Pahokee, Florida Pahokee HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.3 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Kendrick Stewart
DT
Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 4.8 Jan 6, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Clarence Ward
DB
Pensacola, Florida Pensacola HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 25, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Florida State 2005 Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  • "2005 Florida State Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  • "2005 Player Commitments – Florida State". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  • "2005 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 27, 2011.

    Schedule

    DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
    September 58:00 p.m.No. 9 Miami (FL)No. 14ABCW 10–784,347[3]
    September 106:45 p.m.The Citadel*No. 11
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Tallahassee, FL
    ESPNUW 62–1079,152[4]
    September 177:45 p.m.at No. 17 Boston CollegeNo. 8ESPNW 28–1744,500[5]
    October 13:30 p.m.Syracuse*No. 6
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Tallahassee, FL
    ABCW 38–1483,717[6]
    October 812:00 p.m.Wake ForestNo. 4
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Tallahassee, FL
    JPSW 41–2482,589[7]
    October 157:45 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 4ESPNL 21–2663,106[8]
    October 223:30 p.m.at DukeNo. 11ESPNUW 55–2421,731[9]
    October 293:30 p.m.MarylandNo. 10
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Tallahassee, FL
    ABCW 35–2782,626[10]
    November 53:30 p.m.NC StateNo. 9
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Tallahassee, FL
    ABCL 15–2083,912[11]
    November 1212:00 p.m.at ClemsonNo. 17ESPNL 14–3580,536[12]
    November 263:30 p.m.at No. 19 Florida*No. 23CBSL 7–3490,669[13]
    December 37:45 p.m.vs. No. 5 Virginia TechNo. 22ABCW 27–2272,749[14]
    January 38:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Penn State*No. 23ABCL 23–26 3OT77,773[15]
    • *Non-conference game
    • Homecoming
    • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
    • All times are in Eastern time

    Post season

    Florida State appeared in the first ACC title game.

    Florida State finished the season ranked number 23 in both the final AP and Coaches college football polls. Florida State's trip to the Orange Bowl marked the 24th consecutive post season bowl game under Bobby Bowden.

    NFL draft

    Six seniors and two juniors would go on and be drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft.

    RoundPickOverallNamePositionTeam
    1st99Ernie SimsLinebackerDetroit Lions
    1st1313Kamerion WimbleyDefensive endCleveland Browns
    1st1414Brodrick BunkleyDefensive tacklePhiladelphia Eagles
    1st1919Antonio CromartieCornerbackSan Diego Chargers
    3rd3195Willie ReidWide receiverPittsburgh Steelers
    4th20117Leon WashingtonRunning backNew York Jets
    5th5138Pat WatkinsSafetyDallas Cowboys
    5th24157A.J. NicholsonLinebackerCincinnati Bengals

    All-star games

    GameDateSitePlayers
    57th Senior BowlJanuary 28, 2006Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AlabamaPat Watkins, Brodrick Bunkley, Kamerion Wimbley[16]

    References

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    2. "The Unlucky 13: Top classes that fizzled". Rivals.com. February 27, 2012.
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    8. "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
    9. "Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
    10. "Maryland Terrapins vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
    11. "NC State Wolfpack vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
    12. "2005 Clemson Football Stats" (PDF). Clemson University. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
    13. "Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
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    15. "Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Florida State Seminoles Box Score". nolefan.org. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
    16. "2006 Senior Bowl rosters". ESPN.com. January 17, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2011.