3 starters announce return to Florida State offense

Published On: Jan 09 2014 02:58:38 PM EST


Florida State receiving star Rashad Greene and starting linemen Cameron Erving and Tre' Jackson will return for a chance to defend the national championship.

The university said Wednesday that the three first-team All-ACC players will return.

Greene had nine catches for 147 yards Monday night in the Seminoles' 34-31 victory over Auburn in the BCS title game. His 49-yard reception helped set up the winning touchdown.

Erving earned the Jacobs Blocking trophy for the best offensive lineman in the ACC and protected Heisman winner Jameis Winston's blindside all 14 games. Jackson has made 28 consecutive starts. Center Bryan Stork is the only senior on the offensive line.

"I'm very excited for Cam, Rashad and Tre' to be coming back to our program," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was quoted on FSU's official website. "They were major impact guys for us this year. I think they will all have tremendous careers here at Florida State. After each of them met with their families and our coaches, and all the information was gathered, they each decided it was best for their future that they return to Florida State. We are very excited to have them back.

"We are looking forward to having another great season. As they said - we're not finished with what we started. Those three guys are a huge part of our future."

Fisher also confirmed that junior running back James Wilder, Jr. will not return to the Seminoles next season.

"James contributed a lot to our success these past three seasons," Fisher said. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."


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