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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.

Freshmen Jae Thaxton didn't grow up a as fan of any particular college team. So when it came time for him to choose from a list of interested schools, his decision was based mostly on where he felt that he fit in the best - that school was Florida State. As Thaxton might have expected, it hasn't taken long for him to find his place within the team. Four games into the 2004 season, Thaxton has...

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