Cornerback Corey Sawyer comes in at No. 39 as we continue our countdown of the Top-75 players in Florida State football history. Sawyer redshirted his first year at Florida State and played sparingly in his redshirt freshman year, but he burst onto the scene as a redshirt sophomore. He intercepted 7 passes, including three against NC State, that year. He was named a consensus All-American as a redshirt sophomore in 1993 after recording 6 interceptions, 11 pass break ups, and 48 tackles. He left Florida State after the 1993 season and finished his career with 84 tackles, 13 interceptions, and 20 pass break ups.
Sawyer was drafted in the third round of the 1994 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played six seasons in the NFL and recorded 163 tackles, 11 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, and 3.5 sacks.
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