Spring Preview: Defensive Line

NoleDigest continues its preview of spring practice for Florida State with a look at what fans can expect to see along the defensive line. With the massive losses of Everette Brown and Paul Griffin it is important that the Seminoles see several players bust out this spring.
March 11, 2009

Budd says it's Payback Time

November 11th of last year may mark the lowest point in the Bobby Bowden era at Florida State. Last year FSU suffered an embarrassing 30-0 shutout at home by a team who Florida State had never lost to in ACC play. Budd Thacker is taking this game as payback and a chance to make a statement to the rest of the ACC that Florida State is still a school to worry about.
October 9, 2007

Thacker the Attacker

Since his arrival, Budd Thacker has been an outspoken bright spot on the defensive line. In particular, he stepped up immensely as a true freshman last season when injuries sent many of his teammates to the sidelines. We asked Budd how his experiences so far have shaped his feelings of what being a Seminole is all about.
August 14, 2007

Budd Thacker ready to take some names

No. 72 is fighting for playing time at defensive tackle and he recently spoke with the media about some of the changes this off-season.
June 15, 2007

Player Q&A: Budd Thacker

Sophomore defensive tackle talks about depth concerns, his early playing time and more.
February 27, 2007

Come Friday Thacker will be a Nole

Sanford Seminole defensive tackle Budd Thacker has seen his stock on the rise after and he had an outstanding performance in the Florida-California All-Star game. On Friday, he will commit to Coach Bobby Bowden.
January 18, 2006