Paul Piurowski comes in at No. 67 on our all-time Florida State player rankings. Piurowski was the definition of consistent at Florida State and was elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1989. He played sparingly in his freshman year, but jumped onto the scene in his sophomore year in 1978.
Piurowski played a major part in putting Florida State on the map. In 1980, Piurowski forced a forced a fumble in the closing seconds against No. 3 Nebraska to give the Seminoles a big time win against a national powerhouse. This is the game many point to when it comes to Florida State taking their place as a national contender.
Piurowski finished his career with 340 tackles, 329 in his final three years, 7 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions. He was drafted in the 8th round of the NFL draft in 1981 and played in the USFL for two years after.
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