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Former FSU star EJ Manuel to start for Bills on Sunday

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As the calendar turns the page to a new year on Sunday, a familiar face will be back at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Former Florida State star EJ Manuel will lead his team against the New York Jets in the season finale for both teams. While starter Tyrod Taylor is officially being “benched,” the move is being described as a “business decision,” by sources close to the Bills. Taylor would be owed more than $27 million in guaranteed payments…

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Christian Ponder’s future lies in the hands of Colin Kaepernick

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For those wondering whatever happened to Christian Ponder, he could be making an appearance in an NFL game in the near future. None other than Colin Kaepernick holds the key to his immediate future. Ponder, the 12th pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Florida State, is currently the third-string quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. After four forgettable years with the Minnesota Vikings and not playing at all in 2015, San Francisco signed the former Seminole in August after…

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Perhaps native Floridian Teddy Bridgewater is a lucky man

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As he was dying from a disease that would later bear his name, Lou Gehrig uttered some of the most famous words ever spoken on an athletic field. On July 2, 1939 he told the crowd at Yankee Stadium that despite his impending death, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a bad break earlier this week, but he can consider himself lucky. His gruesome injury suffered earlier this…

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Florida State to launch Heisman campaign for QB Christian Ponder

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FSU will try to ensure that Ponder is at least mentioned as a Heisman-worthy candidate by kicking off an Internet-based publicity campaign Wednesday. It offered a tease last week that showed the silhouette of a quarterback with his arm cocked and ready to fling the ball and the identifying tag CP7 — Ponder’s initials and number. Continue reading here.

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