2005 Florida State Seminoles football
Florida State Seminoles old logo.svg
ACC champion
ACC Atlantic Division co-champion
Orange Bowl,
L 23–26 3OT vs. Penn State
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
2005 record8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachBobby Bowden (30th season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Bowden (5th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorMickey Andrews (22nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDoak Campbell Stadium
(Capacity: 82,300)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 23 Florida State xy$   5 3         8 5  
No. 18 Boston College x   5 3         9 3  
No. 21 Clemson   4 4         8 4  
Wake Forest   3 5         4 7  
NC State   3 5         7 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Coastal Division
No. 7 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 2  
No. 17 Miami   6 2         9 3  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
North Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Virginia   3 5         7 5  
Duke   0 8         1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and competed in the Atlantic Division.

The Seminoles won their division and competed in the ACC title game, defeating Virginia Tech in the inaugural championship game.

Recruits

The Seminoles recruiting class was ranked No. 2 in the nation behind only Southern California by Rivals.com,[1] but never panned out. On a reevaluation in 2012, Rivals.com listed it among the most disappointing recruiting classes of the decade.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Russell Ball
RB
La Marque, Texas La Marque HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 4.3 May 23, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Callahan Bright
DT
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Harriton Senior HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 315 lb (143 kg) 5.0 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Everette Brown
DE
Wilson, North Carolina Beddingfield HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.5 Jan 5, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Matt Dunham
ATH
Columbus, Georgia St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.4 Apr 26, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Dan Foster
LB
Blakely, Georgia Early County HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Nov 3, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Graham Gano
K
Cantonment, Florida Tate HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Nov 3, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Michael Ray Garvin
DB
Ramsey, New Jersey Don Bosco Preparatory 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.3 Dec 6, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Richard Goodman
WR
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida St. Thomas Aquinas HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 31, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Charlie Graham
TE
Greenville, Florida Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.8 Dec 17, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Letroy Guion
DT
Starke, Florida Bradford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 282 lb (128 kg) 4.7 Jun 10, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jonathan Hannah
TE
Louisburg, North Carolina Louisburg HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.8 Feb 8, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 40
Matt Hardrick
OL
Orlando, Florida Edgewater 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 340 lb (150 kg) 5.5 Feb 3, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Geno Hayes
LB
Greenville, Florida Madison County HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 4.65 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Anthony Kelly
LB
Ellisville, Mississippi Jones County Junior College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Feb 17, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Korey Mangum
DB
La Marque, Texas La Marque HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Justin Mincey
DE
Folkston, Georgia Charlton County HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Dec 5, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Neefy Moffett
LB
Palm Bay, Florida Palm Bay Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Derek Nicholson
LB
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Mount Tabor HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 31, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Rod Owens
WR
Jacksonville, Florida Samuel W. Wolfson HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.4 Jan 9, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jamie Robinson
DB
Rock Hill, South Carolina Northwestern HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Fred Rouse
WR
Tallahassee, Florida Lincoln HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.4 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Antone Smith
RB
Pahokee, Florida Pahokee HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.3 Feb 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Kendrick Stewart
DT
Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Senior HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 4.8 Jan 6, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Clarence Ward
DB
Pensacola, Florida Pensacola HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 25, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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