March 8, 2010

Spring Position Preview: Running Backs


Other Spring Previews: Safety | Tight End | Quarterback | Offensive Line








Offense

Running Backs

The position coach: Eddie Gran entering
his first season at Florida State.


Tailback

Frontrunners:


Jermaine Thomas


Class for 2010 season: Junior

Size: 6-1, 195 pounds



2009 season: Thomas struggled out of the gate thanks largely to a minor knee injury, rushing for a combined 85 yards in the Seminoles' first five games. The Jacksonville native turned it on as the season progressed, however, and had at least 100 yards rushing in five of FSU's final eight games. He had a season-high 186 yards against N.C. State and turned in another outstanding performance in the Gator Bowl rushing 121 yards and two touchdowns. Over the season, the sophomore back started nine games, scored nine rushing touchdowns and finished with 832 rushing yards.



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