Back and knee injuries ended two seasons for Chris Thompson, but the running back will make the most of Florida State's pro day.
Florida State freshman defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was down about redshirting early in the season, but injuries have thrust the maturing top recruit into the lineup and spotlight.
With EJ Manuel's exemplary work this season, Florida State's backup quarterbacks have been inactive, adding mystery to next spring's starting competition.
No team has gone longer without a 1,000-yard rusher than FSU, an inexplicable streak that will continue this season after the season-ending injury to Chris Thompson.
A year ago, Chris Thompson was lost for the season with an injury suffered against Wake Forest. Against the Deacons this season, he had a career day.
FSU's Karlos Williams doesn't mean to burst confident, young CB Ronald Darby's bubble when he tells the freshman there's still a lot to be learned.
FSU's Chris Thompson suffered two broken vertebrae on an inside run last year against Wake Forest. He tries to forget the painful injury on the field, but use the experience for motivation.