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Everett Golson’s breakout game for FSU nets him Player of the Week

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For more than half a season, FSU fans have waited.

For more than half a season, he was the promising quarterback from another program. He was the guy who was going to keep the chains moving. The guy who who was supposed to keep the big plays coming.

Finally, Saturday, quarterback Everett Golson showed up.

Golson was all he was supposed to be in a 41-21 victory over Louisville, just in time for the stretch run to begin for the Seminoles. For his efforts, he is the Sunshine State Player of the Week.

Golson hit 26 of 38 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns as FSU pulled away in the second half. For the season, Golson has thrown for 1,449 and 11 touchdowns without an interception. But the lack of turnovers didn’t satisfy FSU fans with the lack of big plays. Now, FSU has both.

Also considered for the award were FSU’s Dalvin Cook, who had 167 yards rushing, FSU receiver Kermit Whitfield, who caught nine passes for 172 yards, Florida’s Treon Harris, who threw for 271 yards and rushed for 55, Florida’s Keanu Neal, who had 14 tackles against LSU, USF’s Marlon Mack, who had 113 yards rushing, and Miami’s Brad Kaaya, who threw for 296 yards.

Cook has 959 rushing yards for the year.

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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