The FSU Sports Information Office released the following statement by Chris Rix at his request:
"I know we, as players, are aware of the rule about not missing an exam. Due to a personal family issue, which was weighing heavily on me, I slept through an early final exam. I apologize to my teammates, coaches and the fans as this is a difficult price to pay. I'm in good academic standing and am on track to graduate on time. I simply slept through the exam. I talked to the university about my circumstances, but the decision had already been made."
Fabian Walker moves into the starter's role, while Matt Henshaw has been moved back to quarterback from tight end. Also, Anquan Boldin took some snaps from behind center during Tuesday's practice and will be used in an emergency role, FSU coach Bobby Bowden said.
Jim Henry contributed to this report.