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    Wednesday, December 17, 2008

    Noles Get Recognized

    Nole speedster Michael Ray Garvin was named a first team All-American by Sporting News on Wednesday. Garvin previously earned All-ACC Second-Team honors as a specialist and the senior led the nation in average yards per kickoff return with a career-high 32.8 yards per return average.

    Garvin will enter Florida State’s game against Wisconsin needing only 54 yards to establish the Seminoles’ career record for kickoff return yards. Garvin has 35 career kickoff returns for 1,650 yards during in three years as the Seminoles lead kickoff return specialist.

    Garvin comes into the Champs Sports Bowl with 69 returns for 1,650 yards (23.9 yards per return) after posting a career-high 172 yards on five kickoffs in the regular season finale against Florida.

    Joining Garvin was kicker Graham Gano who was named a second team All-American. In addition, left tackle Andrew Datko earned Freshman All-America honors Tuesday from The Sporting News.

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