Wimbley Enjoys ACC Media Day

Entering the 2005 season, senior defensive end Kamerion Wimbley is poised to help lead a Seminole defensive line looking for its newest playmaker. After the departure of Darnell Dockett two seasons ago and Travis Johnson from last year, Wimbley looks to be the next dominant Garnet and Gold big man.

Just last week, the Wichita, KS native got to travel to Virginia with fellow Nole Leon Washington to field questions at ACC Media Day. According to Wimbley, it was a great time for all.

"It was a great opportunity to meet all the top players from the other ACC schools," Wimbley said. "I got to meet the great defensive end from Boston College (Mathias Kiwanuka) and Daryl Tapp, the defensive end for Virginia Tech. I also go to meet (Eric) Winston - the guy that I will be going up against when we play Miami. Everybody was pretty laid back and we all laughed, joked and kidded around together. The environment was real loose and we all had a good time."

In addition to making some new friends and getting a preview of an upcoming opponent, Wimbley said that he got to go bowling with Virginia star linebacker D'Qwell Jackson.

"We did like five hours of interviews which was pretty exhausting," he said. "But then we all got to go bowling. I think it was like 24 guys that went in all. I played with D'Qwell Jackson and a guy named Oliver (Hoyte) who is a linebacker for NC State. I won the first game and then D'Qwell one the second and then I won again and then D'Qwell won again. I quit because I wanted it to end in a tie (laughing)."

As the Tribe quickly approaches two-a-day practices starting August 9, Wimbley – who has been a staple of each and every voluntary summer workout the past two months – hopes his hard work pays off for his last season donning the garnet and gold.

"I expect to accomplish a lot this season," he said. "I have been working hard my entire career here at FSU, especially this summer. I hope it all pays off on the field with big plays in big time situations. There are a lot of new quarterbacks in this league and hopefully I can get them acquainted with Florida State football when I get in the backfield."

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