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Florida State defensive lineman removed from roster, medically disqualified

Nikki Chavanelle05/06/22
Florida State defensive lineman TJ Davis removed from roster medically disqualified
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Florida State is down a defensive lineman following the spring practice season. TJ Davis, a class of 2020 signee, has been medically disqualified, team officials told Noles247. Davis’s name is also no longer on the football roster for the 2022 season.

TJ Davis was a three-star prospect out of Metter High School in Georgia when he chose to join the Seminoles in Mike Norvell’s first class. He was the No. 130 player in the Peach State, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Although he earned recognition for his work on the scout team in 2021, Davis hadn’t yet made his impact on the field for the Seminoles. He posted one tackle in the game versus UMass in October. In April, the 6-foot-3, 284-pound defensive lineman tweeted, “God gives his toughest battle to his strongest soldiers and I’m one of them.”

Jameis Winston graduates from Florida State

Jameis Winston returned to Florida State on Saturday to complete what has been a seven-year journey for the former Seminoles quarterback. While college players from around the country waited to hear their name called at the 2022 NFL Draft, Winston was also waiting to be beckoned on stage more than 2,000 miles away in Tallahassee.

Finally, the moment came, and the New Orleans Saints quarterback proudly walked up to accept his diploma. Winston had been taking online classes while in the NFL, and can now say he has graduated from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Jameis Winston is a legend on the Florida State campus, winning the Heisman trophy as a redshirt freshman in 2013 before going on to lead the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship victory against Auburn. He put up eye-popping numbers during that season, throwing for 4,057 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Following his second season as a starter in college, Winston decided to forgo his junior year for a career in the NFL, where he was the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played the first five years of his pro career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Saints in 2020.