FSU safety Tyler Hunter is questionable

Oct 27, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Tyler Hunter (1) runs a punt return back for a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since a Labor Day victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers, the Florida State Seminoles will hit the road. Their matchup with the Boston College Golden Eagles will also be the first ACC game the Seminoles have played in since their 41-13 beat down of the Panthers.

The Seminoles could be without a key defensive player when they take on the Eagles.

Starting safety Tyler Hunter suffered a neck contusion in the Seminoles’ 54-6 win over the Bethune Cookman Wildcats last Saturday.

“That’s up to the doctors,” Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters when asked about Hunter’s status via Patrik Nohe of the Miami Herald. “They’re still evaluating him and we’ll see where he is, we have to wait day-by-day and just see. He’s in the game plan stuff and all that, he may be able to play, he may not.”

Through three games, the junior out of Valdosta, Georgia has eight tackles, two passes defended and an interception. If Hunter can’t go, junior Keelin Smith is listed as the backup, but the Seminoles have toyed with the idea of using five-star freshman cornerback Jalen Ramsey at safety.

“Jalen’s been going back and forth [from corner] to safety, and we love him there making calls and what he does,” said Fisher.

Ramsey started the Seminoles’ opener in place of an injured P.J. Williams and had four tackles and an interception. He had a sack last week against the Bethune Cookman.

The Seminoles and Eagles kick off at 3:30 pm EST Saturday.

Topics: Florida State Seminoles, Tyler Hunter

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