As FSU continues to try and find a running back that can carry the ball for a lot of yards, that was not the problem in 1974-1977. Running back Larry Key became the first player in Florida State history to rush for 1,000 yards when he gained 1,117 as a senior in 1977. He served as a captain on that team that finished 10-2. Over his career from 1974-77, Key broke game, season and career marks for rushing. He gained over 100 yards 10 times and finished with 2,953 career yards as a Seminole. His 100 yards or more for 10 times has only been surpassed by four other Seminoles. His 97-yard run against VPI in 1976 is the longest run ever by a Seminole. Key also set four kick return records and was the national leader in all-purpose yardage in 1977. By his senior year, Florida State fans had adopted the habit of shaking their keys every time he touched the ball. Key was inducted into the FSU Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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