Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has had an incredible season through the first nine games of the season. Cook is just 12 yards short of Warrick Dunn's single season rushing record of 1,242 yards set in 1995.
Cook was able to talk to Dunn at the Georgia Tech game, and Dunn had some words of encouragement for the sophomore running back.
"That's when I first met him," Cook said. "Great person. He gave me some words of encouragement and wisdom of the game. Great guy to be around.
He knows the game. He's done been through this program. He knows what it takes. He's been in the league and played my position. He's just always got the words to keep me going. Just the little things that he sees that I probably won't see."
Dunn also talked to Cook about breaking his record this season.
"He was very encouraging," Cook said. "He motivated me like, 'Go get it. It's there to be broken.'"
Cook isn't focused on getting the record, but is honored just to be mentioned in the same sentence with Dunn.
"It's a blessing," Cook said. "Warrick Dunn. That's one of the greats that you're always watched when I was growing up. To break his record, that's a blessing from god. It's an honor just to be mentioned with him."
Cook currently has 1,231 yards on just 148 carries. He's averaging 8.3 yards per carry, which is nearly a yard more than Dunn's 7.5 yards per carry in 1995. Cook joins Dunn and Greg Allen as the only Florida State running back to have over 1,000 yards in back to back seasons. Cook will have a chance to join Dunn as the only two running backs to rush for over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons next year.