Fluellen selected by the Lions in Round 3

Andre Fluellen was the first Seminole selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. Fluellen was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round and #87 overall.




Fluellen's Bio

2006: Started 11 of the Seminoles' 13 games at the nose guard position and two at the defensive tackle position...first two starts (against Miami and Troy) came at the defensive tackle position ...was moved to the nose guard position as a starter after the game two injury to Paul Griffin...finished seventh on the team in tackles, and first among all defensive lineman, in tackles with a career-high 28 stops...eight tackles for minus yardage ranked fourth on the team...season-high of six tackles came against Boston College with multiple tackles coming in eight of 13 games...tied his career-high with two tackles for minus yardage against Florida...recorded at least one tackle for minus yardage in six games...won the Bill McGrotha/ Spirit Humanitarian Award at the 2006 football banquet.

2005: Shined in his first season as a regular on the defensive line in 2005, starting 12 of 13 games at the defensive tackle spot opposite Brodrick Bunkley...tied for second on the team in tackles by a defensive lineman with 26...his 7.5 tackles for loss ranked sixth on a Florida State team that led the nation in that category with 126...tied for third on the team in quarterback hurries with 12...had two tackles, 1.5 for loss, including one sack and three hurries in the season opener against Miami...notched career-highs in tackles (eight) and tackles for loss (two) against NC State...given the Second Effort Award and was also named the most dependable defensive tackle by the coaching staff in the spring.

2004: Appeared in all 12 games...finished the year with six tackles, including one for loss, and two pass breakups... backed up Brodrick Bunkley at defensive tackle...recorded two tackles in a game twice (Miami and Duke)...named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman and was given the Second Effort Award for the defense following spring drills.

2003: Redshirted.

High School: Graduated from Cartersville in 2003. Recorded 93 tackles and 11 sacks his senior season...as a junior he had 88 tackles, 10 sacks, six forced fumbles and scored two touchdowns...had a 345 lb. bench press, a 495 lb. squat and a 330 lb. power clean...played on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school...chose Florida State over Florida.


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