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FSU Football: Newcomers Get Jersey Numbers

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Florida State began spring practice on Monday and in action were six early enrollees. Each of those six were given jersey numbers as was the most notable transfer of the offseason.

Quarterback and Louisville transfer Jordan Travis will don the No. 13. He’ll share that number with walk-on Caleb Ward and defensive end Joshua Kaindoh. Notable No. 13s for FSU historically include Danny Kanell, Marvin Minnis, Nigel Bradham and Ronald Darby.

Cornerback Akeem Dent, the highest rated member of FSU’s 2019 class, will wear No. 27, which was most recently worn by linebacker Zaquandre White. Many very good cornerbacks for Florida State over the years have worn the number, including Thorpe Award winner Terrell Buckely, All-American Tay Cody and more recently, Marquez White.

Safety Raymond Woodie III will wear No. 31 for the Seminoles. Notables to wear that number include former safety Terrence Brooks and fullbacks Marion Butts and Pooh Bear Williams.

Linebacker Jaleel McRae was given No. 42, which was worn recently by safety Lamarcus Brutus. Running back Amp Lee famously wore the number in the early 1990s.

Offensive lineman Dontae Lucas will wear No. 55 for the Seminoles this spring. Fred Jones wore the number last season at defensive tackle. It was more famously worn by Jones’ uncle and FSU Butkus Award winner Marvin Jones.

Junior college transfer and fellow offensive lineman Jay Williams will wear No. 74. That number was worn last season by Derrick Kelly.

Defensive tackle Tru Thompson will wear No. 90, which was owned last season by 3-year starter Demarcus Christmas, who also played defensive tackle. Other notables to wear No. 90 include Derrick Alexander, Greg Spires and Eddie Goldman.

Safety Jaiden Lars-Woodbey was an early enrollee last season, who wore No. 20. Lars-Woodbey is switching to No. 6, which is shared with tight end Tre’ McKitty. The last FSU defensive player to wear No. 6 was linebacker Matthew Thomas.

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

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