Defensive end Peter Boulware comes in at No. 10 on our countdown of the Top-75 players in Florida State history. Boulware was a three-year contributor and a two-year starter for the Seminoles. His 1996 season has gone down as arguably the best season by a Florida State defender ever. He accounted for an incredible 19 sacks that year, which shattered the record of 12 by Ron Simmons. Boulware still holds that record today. In addition to those 19 sacks he had 20 tackles for loss, 68 tackles, and 4 forced fumbles. He was named a consensus All-American. He was named the national defensive player of the year.
Boulware finished his career with 151 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 34 sacks, and 7 forced fumbles. He was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2004.
He was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 1997 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Boulware made an immediate impact for the Ravens earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1997. Boulware played 9 seasons in the NFL, all for the Ravens, and was named to the Pro Bowl 4 times. He earned All-Pro honors in 1999. He was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor.
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