Who is your favorite unknown Seminole of all time?

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  1. Nolefan23

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    I hate to call people "Unknown" but who is your favorite player who never got very much attention or appreciation (Atleast from fans) for his hustle or just style of play?

    Mine is a guy named Jared Hetzel that played on the kickoff team a few years back. I believe he was number 13. Guy flat out hustled every time down field and was 90% of the time either in on the tackle or caused the returner to have to change direction.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I loved Ryan Sprague! He came out of nowhere on the QB depth chart and led the charge to carry us to the Championship using the short passing game. Wienke could always count on Ryan when the WR were covered! He ran that pop pass/doink pass really well!! He scored in the championship game and no one covered him...that was hilarious...he flat took thier lunch. Loved that he put up the "Shhhh" sign like FSU was not supposed to score with the TE! Augusta Nole baby!!

    Second would be Chaney! He was always there to make the big play but got zero pub. Just think we might not have won the 2nd MNFC if he had not put up some big plays in the clutch!!! Score says otherwise but if you were there then you KNOW he stepped up big time all year it seemed!!! He loved the Noles!!!!
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    John Brown, in his profile when they asked what his favorite moment was he said "If there's a fight, I'm in it". That's good stuff right there.
     
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    I swear on the eyes of my mother, when I saw the title of this thread, he was the guy that first came to mind!!! He was one of my best friends for the 2 years he was on the team too. Really funny, down to earth kid. Had a twin brother Jeremiah who was pretty damn good at baseball as well. They were both serious athletes in high school (Ocala). Fast as hell. Jared was SMALL too, but he could take someone out with a full head of steam!
     
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    You cant discount the legend of Slade "lil bit" douglas. I believe there was a "story" that he could run a sub 4 second 40.
     
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    John Merna.
     
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    I was thinking Jared Hetzel too as I saw the title of this thread. Guy was tough and hardnosed and a special teams monster. Made plenty of big plays for us.

    Go Noles!!!
     
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    Thats funny he's a buddy of mine. Do you know him? Ill tell him he's getting some love on WC when I see him.
     
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    Not twins, just brothers
     
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    I was watching the spring game with Eastside and a couple other people when we first saw Hetzel. Scrawny kid wearing somebody else's number playing, like, 9th string cornerback or something. I quipped, "I have no idea who that kid is, but he has 'walk-on' written all over him."

    The next fall, he was a special teams terror.
     
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    Since I'm a former HS OL, I always pull for the guys in the trenches. My vote is from the early ninties, Kevin Mancini. Was never an all american, but played like one.
     
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    Bobby Rhodes ... kid was tough as nails.
     
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    Joey Kaleikini
     
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    M. Church
     
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    Rufus Brown
     
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    Joey was just a great guy and player! Fun to watch, and he gave it his all.
     
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    marcello was WAY underrated. i loved the kid.

    i hope he makes the steelers.
     
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    Marcello Church, Sam McGrew, and Kyler Hall (although the fans kind of liked him).
     
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    Slade Douglas. Simply a legend.
     
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    i wanna say church and rufus brown for me.
     
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    Mark Salva.
     
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    Shevin Smith...that cat was always around the ball. Dont know if he qualifies for "unknown" or not.
     
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    OUTZEN! THE ROOSTER!
     
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    Sam McGrew, Marcello Church, and Claudias Osei
     
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    Jeff Chaney
     
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    Bingo. Played in the considerable shadow of Warrick Dunn, but Jeff was a very talented back with excellent balance and great determination.
     
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    My favorite actually received attention at the time he played, but has since fallen off most folks radar... Matt Frier...
     
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    Dominic Robinson, He was the man who set up Rix to Sam in the Swamp. He caught a 4th down and 15 I think to continue the drive in the Swamp.
     
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    Outzen...he beat the Gators...and almost got us past Tennessee and would of had Warricks punt return been allowed to happen
     
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    osei is another good one
     
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    ROOSTER.
     
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    Philip Riley and Germaine Stringer...Both had speed and more speed, but had trouble hanging on to the ball...
     
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    Matt Frier, I'll also mention Jerel Hudson because he was bigger than some of the DTs.
     
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    T-Rack...Theon Rackley
     
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    I'm going to pull one out from the past. I think he qualifies seeing how he didn't start on offense or defense....Joe Wessel... all he did was block kicks/punts.

    Gripper
     
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    In football - Eric "LuLu" Luallen
    In Hoops - Byron Wells and Kirk Luchman
     
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    Roc Preston- loved the name, he was awesome
     
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    2002 leader in fumble recoveries?!??!

    Jared Hetzel
     
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    Actually, he played in the shadow of Travis Minor. I was always relived when Chaney came in. He ran so much harder.
     
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    Holy crap, I hope Ryan doesn't read this...
     
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    Corian Freeman - the "original" headhunter on kick off returns. Played in the late 80's. Out of Jacksonville's Terry Parker High. Good guy too.
     
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    Matt #57 Heinz. He actually got a start one game due to injury and when they announced his name and number over the PA pregame, i couldnt stop laughing. I later found out that he personally requested that number. To bad his career was shortened by injury.
     
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    He played in the shadow of Travis Minor. Not Dunn. What's sucks is, he was better than Minor. I don't know why he never got his shot.
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    Demetro Stephens

    Washington County Ga.

    I always loved Demeat; he didnt get to start until his SR year but he was a solid player who was always busting it on the field.

    A friend of mine was a running back for Lovett, a highschool in ATL, and played Washington County in the quaterfinals of the state playoffs. My friend was the parade all america top running back of they year and finished the game with something like 36 yards on 21 carries. He said there DL was good but their linebackers were m!o%her f*$^ing killers. Thoses linebackers were Demetro Stephens, Chris Edwards who was a three year starter for Ga. Tech and some no talent jag off named Takeo Spikes.
     
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    Connell "Spanky" Spain. He was a very good player and good leader on a defense filled with stars. I got to know Spanky my last year in college, and he was a lot of fun to hang out with.
     
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    not unknown to nole fans... but without a doubt-

    Mulligan.

    (anyone know what he's up to?)
     
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    Kirk Carruthers I thinks thats how you spell it

    Late 80's early 90's I believe. He played LB.
     
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    I think I've heard of that LuLu guy.
     
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    Gotta love Pooh Bear Williams and I really liked Atrews Bell.
     
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    Shevin Smith! From walk-on to starter on a loaded D and like someone said earlier he was ALWAYS around the ball. I love me some Shevin Smith...
     
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