1990s Fullback


Edgar Bennett
Edgar Bennett was a 6’1″ 212 lbs fullback out of Jacksonville, FL.  Bennett was arguably the most versatile fullback in Florida State history with impacts made running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield and leading the way as an effective blocker.   Despite never quite reaching the 100 yard milestone either rushing or receiving, Bennett racked up just over 2,300 total yards in his Seminole career.  He caught 93 passes for 1,095 yards and 7 touchdowns in addition to his ground yardage.  Bennett was elected to the FSU Hall of Fame in 2005.  He was selected in the 4th round of the 1992 NFL Draft as a RB for the Green Bay Packers.  He turned in a fine career for the Packers, including a 1,000 yard season in 1995.  He set the record for catches by a running back in 1994 for Green Bay with 78 and finished his career with almost 4,000 yards rushing and 2,200 yards receiving.

Year Rushes Yards Yards Per Carry Touchdowns
’87 58 276 4.8 0
’89 77 277 3.6 4
’90 61 302 5.0 5
’91 94 384 4.1 4

Zack Crockett
Zack Crockett was a 6’2″ 245 lbs fullback out of Pompano Beach, FL.  A junior college transfer in ’92, Crockett saw his first action in Garnet and Gold in 1992 playing sparingly.  He had his first real impact against Maryland with 52 yards and a touchdown late in the year.  After missing the ’93 season, Crockett made a big impact as a senior in 1994.  He was a touchdown machine for the Noles scoring 11 times total and 7 of the 12 games.  He and a career day against Maryland with his only 100+ yard game finishing with 123 yards on 19 carries and 2 touchdowns.  He also added 165 yards on 14 catches as a senior.  Crockett went on to have a long, successful career in the NFL after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 3rd Round of the 1995 NFL Draft.  He spent 13 seasons in the NFL with 4 different teams, but the Oakland Raiders for the majority of the time. Primarily a traditional lead fullback, Crockett finished with 1,725 yards rushing and 36 TDs in the NFL.

Year Rushes Yards Yards Per Carry Touchdowns
’92 28 140 5.0 1
’94 83 341 4.1 11

William Floyd
William Floyd was a 6’0″ 240 lbs fullback out of St. Petersburg, FL  Floyd was a team leader as a senior during the ’93 National Championship run and an important piece of the puzzle for one of the most explosive offenses in FSU history.  Floyd was a great all-around fullback that was a punishing lead blocker, an excellent short yardage back, and a dependable receiver out of the backfield.  In addition to his rushing yardage, Floyd caught 34 balls for 293 yards and 4 touchdowns in his career in Tallahassee.  He was so highly thought of as a fullback, he was drafted in the 1st Round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, a very rare feat for a fullback.  He played 7 seasons in the NFL, 4 with San Francisco and 3 with Carolina and won a Super Bowl with the 49ers in1995.

Year Rushes Yards Yards Per Carry Touchdowns
’91 23 97 4.2 2
’92 61 222 3.6 9
’93 63 321 5.1 5


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