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    Friday, November 10, 2006

    FSU Player Focus: De'Cody Fagg

    Despite many of the obstacles De'Cody Fagg has had to overcome, he has found himself in a position as one of the go-to targets in the Florida State offense.

    Fagg has had the challenge of overcoming not only one but two serious injuries for a football player. His injuries included a left knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery and a broken right leg early in his freshman year. "I use them (his injuries) as motivation and try to prevent them from happening again," Fagg said. As Fagg approaches the field during the remainder of the 2006 season, he knows that he has become a better physical player.

    Sophomore Year (2005): Backed up Willie Reid for most of the year while also seeing time in three and four-wide sets...started vs. The Citadel, Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech...led team in receiving twice in 2005 (Florida and Boston College)...caught five passes for 68 yards with his only TD at Florida...totaled 53 yards on four catches at Boston College...registered career-highs in catches and yards (7-113) vs. The Citadel, also recording his career-long catch of 51 yards in that game...had five catches for 42 yards in the first quarter at Virginia before leaving the game with a shoulder injury ...named the Seminoles' Most Improved Wide Receiver by the coaching staff following spring practice in 2005.

    High School: Graduated from Shanks High School in 2003...a four-star player by and the No. 15 rated wide receiver in the nation...voted one of Florida's Super 75 by the Florida Times Union ...ranked in Rivals Southeast Top of Florida's Top 100 by the Orlando Sentinel...also ranked No. 27 in Florida Top a senior, he recorded 41 catches for 808 yards and 11 all-state first-team selection and the Class 2A player of the year in the state of Florida...scored four touchdowns in Shanks' first round playoff loss to Walton 49-48 (OT)...was selected to play in the 2003 California-Florida Bowl...earned all-conference and all-county honors as a junior...tallied 29 catches for 585 yards. 307 38.4

    Fagg has been injured but is expected to play against Wake this Saturday. He ranks fifth in total yardage with 307 yards and has one TD.

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