City to Congratulate FSU Football at Today's Commission Meeting
Coaches and Players Make First Public Appearance since BCS Win
January 08, 2014
Florida State University and its national championship football team will receive their first hometown public recognition today when a number of administrators, coaches and players will appear at the City of Tallahassee’s Commission meeting. Mayor John Marks and the City Commissioners will be recognizing the Seminoles at 4 p.m. at the meeting, which is open to the public.
"The City of Tallahassee is truly proud to be home to the #1 college football team in America," said Mayor John Marks. "FSU leads the nation in many fields. This championship win however will benefit the entire community as the eyes of the nation are turned upon us."
The City Commission meeting will be broadcast live on WCOT (Comcast and CentruryLink Channel 13) and streamed live on Talgov.com.
For more information, please call (850) 891-8533.
Mayor and City Commissioners with FSU Football Players
Proclamation Honoring FSU Football Championship
WHEREAS, the Florida State University Seminoles ended the 2013-2014 with 14 wins and 0 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Seminoles are both the ACC Champions and the BCS National Champions; and
WHEREAS, the Seminoles are the recipients of the 2013 Florida Cup for defeating both in-state rivals, the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators; and
WHEREAS, the Seminoles set the record for most points scored in a single season – 723; and
WHEREAS, the team was led throughout the season by quarterback Jameis Winston who had a record-setting debut season and was awarded the prestigious Heisman Trophy; and
WHEREAS, Jameis Winston was also awarded such honors as the Walter Camp Award, Davey O'Brien Award, and was named Associated Press Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year, ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and the ACC Player of the Year; and
WHEREAS, placekicker Roberto Aguayo received the Lou Groza Award, offensive lineman Bryan Stork received the Rimington Trophy, and offensive lineman Cameron Erving received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Jimbo Fisher was named Regional Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association; and
WHEREAS, the entire team embodies the heart and soul of the unconquered Seminole nation through their strength of mind, body, and character; and
WHEREAS, the players, coaches, and staff have proven themselves as winners both on and off the field by enriching the Tallahassee community through civic engagement, charitable giving, and mentoring programs; and
WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee is truly proud to be the home of the #1 college football team in the United States, the Florida State Seminoles.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John R. Marks III on behalf of the Tallahassee City Commission, due to the national recognition bestowed upon Florida State University and the City of Tallahassee, and in recognition of the unprecedented level of achievement through superior athleticism and determination declare that the
2013-2014 NCAA Division I
Florida State Seminoles
Football team be honored as:
Heather Teter, Communications Department, 891-8533