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The Daily Nole — Jan. 21, 2019: Former FSU DB Joyner to Play in Super Bowl LIII

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It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Florida State fans. As you celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

There were no championships to be had for Florida State on the gridiron during the 2018 season, but that may not be the case for one former Seminole.

Former FSU defensive back Lamarcus Joyner will play in Super Bowl LIII after the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime during Sunday’s NFC Championship. Joyner recorded three tackles in the win.

Joyner played at FSU from 2010-13 and started 40 career games. As a senior in 2013, Joyner was a Unanimous All-American and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

The Rams will face the New England Patriots on Feb. 3 in Atlanta. New England beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime of the AFC Championship on Sunday. The lone FSU player on the New England roster is former tight end Ryan Izzo, who is on injured reserve.

Between the Lines

FSU hoops was defeated by Boston College on Sunday, 87-82. FSU women’s hoops prevailed over Duke, 66-62. In men’s tennis, FSU defeated California, 4-3. The FSU women topped UCF, 5-2.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Monday.

News and Notes

FSU basketball has fallen out of the AP Poll. The Seminoles fell 12 spots to No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The ACC will name players of the week for various sports.

Former FSU wide receiver Ron Dugans has been hired to head coach Willie Taggart’s staff.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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