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Florida State’s Dalvin Cook thinks he should win Heisman

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Yes, FSU running back Dalvin Cook thinks he should win the Heisman Trophy.

Any questions.

Cook was talking after the team’s victory over North Carolina State about breaking the all-time Seminoles rushing record, previously held by Warrick Dunn when the questions came.

“Do you think you are one of the Heisman contenders?”

“Yep,” Cook said.

“Do you think you should go to New York?”


Do you think you should win it?


Asked to expand on his thoughts, Cook shrugged. “I just think if I keep playing and keep doing the things I do, eventually things will work out the way I want it to. I just feel like I’m one of them great running backs who needs the football.”

Cook finished with 138 yards on 22 carries, giving him 1,368 for the season. Earlier in the week, he had also said that he should win the award.

“In my eyes, yes, I am,” Cook said before the game. “Jamaal Charles, Le’Veon Bell, them guys that run with patience, and, you know, just know when to do things at the right time — just know the knowledge of the game.”

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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