Four Seminoles have been named to major watch lists for the 2015 season. Terrance Smith and Jalen Ramsey have been named to the Bednarik watch list given to the top defensive player in the country. The award has been given out since 1995, but no Seminole has won it.
Dalvin Cook and Everett Golson have been named to the Maxwell award watch list. The Maxwell award is given to the top player in college football for that season. The award has been given out since 1937, and only one Florida State player, Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward, has captured the award.