Sam Almost Ready

The audition for key recieving roles officially begins for the Florida State Seminoles on Aug. 9, the first day of fall camp. With <b>Craphonso Thorpe</b> returning from injury and <b>P.K. Sam </b> bolting for the NFL, recievers coach Jeff Bowden will be looking for able pass catchers. <b>Lorne Sam </b>(left) says he'll be ready for the challenge. Click here for this update on Sam, who is recovering from a foot injury suffered while running pass patterns earlier this summer.

Lorne Sam put a small scare into his teammates - and himself - recently when he hurt his left foot running routes in 7-on-7 drills. He was seen wearing a boot the next few days.

It was discovered that Sam hyperextended a ligament while cutting and shouldn't miss too much more of the action.

"I'll be back to sprinting by next week," said Sam on Monday while riding a stationary bike.

"They just wanted to make sure there wasn't any bone damage."

"Right now it feels great."

A season ago, Sam saw his production and playing time steadily increase as the year wore on. Sam played in all 13 games and was seventh on the team with 102 yards on only four catches. That included a 45-yarder against North Carolina and a key 24-yard reception in the fourth quarter at Virginia to sustain the game-sealing drive for the Seminoles.

"I want to be ready to prove I can take on a bigger role," said Sam who boasts the same size and speed combination as brother P.K.

Sam will battle with Chris Davis, Decody Fagg and Joslin Shaw for reps behind seniors Thorpe, Chauncey Stovall and Dominic Robinson and speedster Willie Reid.

Said Thorpe at the ACC Media Days about his supporting cast: " They're solid receivers but just haven't been given a lot of opportunities. I definitely think they can come in and fill P.K.'s (Sam) shoes. Not down-talking P.K. but that's the great part about Florida State. Even when you may have a first-teamer or starter out of the game, his back up comes in and does just as much damage."

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