In the class of 2004, Florida State signed one of the top linebackers in the Southeast. Last year the 6-foot-3 and 227 pound Jae Thaxton walked onto the Seminole campus and immediately made an impact on special teams by blocking a punt against UAB and North Carolina. He also made several tackles backing up Buster Davis and Sam McGrew in the middle and on special teams.
February 10, 2005
Florida State freshmen linebacker <b>Jae Thaxton</b> is making the most of his opportunities on special teams this season, recording two blocked punts already. His play has come as a bit of a surprise to him, since he had never blocked a single punt in his high-school career. Coach Bobby Bowden is impressed with what Thaxton has been able to do, and hopes his play will continue through the rest of the season.
October 7, 2004
Linebacker is considered a Florida State strength - with good reason. The Seminoles feature plenty of skill and depth at that position, and FSU fans are excited about the unit's potential. Freshman <b>Jae Thaxton</b> continues to make progress. Thaxton, who averaged 20 tackles per game during his career at Hart County (Ga.) High School, is looking to contribute this year. Click here for an update.
August 25, 2004