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FSU LB Reggie Northrup shows ability in mop up duty

Florida St. Seminoles freshman linebacker Reggie Northrup left quite an impression with his teammates and coaching staff.

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Florida St. Seminoles freshman linebacker Reggie Northrup may have only played in garbage time duty during Florida St.'s blowout win over Boston College, but the young linebacker made the most of his time on the field.

Northrup finished the game second in total tackles for Florida St., registering six tackles – despite only playing when the game was well out of reach.

Needless to say, Northrup left quite an impression with his coaching staff and teammates, said coach Jimbo Fisher, via

"I was breaking down the defensive film, going through it. And I thought I noticed (Northrup's run of tackles) and I'm sitting there going through it going, ‘Dang.' He was just jumping out at you."

Fisher wasn't the only one who came away impressed with the young linebacker's effort:

Fellow linebacker Vince Williams, a fifth-year senior, started laughing on Monday evening when he was asked about his freshman teammate.

"Man it was hilarious. Reggie was just out there making tackles. And blitzing and shooting gaps and stuff. And I said I don’t know what he’s doing but he’s making a lot of plays. He’s like celebrating and everything, too."

Northrup isn't likely to see significant playing time down the stretch, as the Seminoles look to position themselves for an ACC title and a BCS bowl berth, but that doesn't mean that Florida St. fans can't be excited for, what looks to be, a future defensive stalwart.

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