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2013 Orange Bowl: FSU's Bjoern Werner is one-of-a-kind

Bjoern Werner's back story is unlike anyone's you'll find in the country.


If someone described a young man at Florida State as German-born, married for three years and his name was Bjoern Werner, you wouldn't automatically think, ‘Man, he has to be a football player.'

But that's exactly what you get with Werner, the star defensive end for the Florida St. Seminoles and one of the more interesting characters heading into the Seminoles meeting the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Orange Bowl.

Werner fell into the game of football while in Berlin thanks to him growing to big to play soccer and watching some guys at his school throw around a football. Those chance events led to what became one of the best pass-rushers in the country as Werner went nuts in his junior season by compiling 13 sacks, good for second in the country.

Werner already knows what he will do post-Orange Bowl as he and his wife have discussed their next move but for now, the nation will get to witness one of the true gems of the college football scene in what ended up being his natural environment after all.

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