Sept 22, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) makes a leaping catch over Florida State Seminoles defensive back Tyler Hunter (1) during the first half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles Safety Tyler Hunter out for the season

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A week after earning one of the most impressive wins of the college football season, a 63-0 victory over the then 25th-ranked Maryland Terrapins, the sixth-ranked Florida State Seminoles got bad news Tuesday. According to Dustin Tackett of Tomahawk Nation, starting safety Tyler Hunter is out for the season.

At the conclusion of practice Tuesday, Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher announced Hunter had surgery on his neck Tuesday.

Hunter was injured in the first quarter of the Seminoles’ 54-6 victory over the Bethune Cookman Wildcats on September 21. The injury was originally called a neck contusion.

Since he has played in just three games, Hunter should be able to get a medical redshirt if he chooses to do so.

Hunter, a junior out of Valdosta, Georgia, had eight tackles and an interception so far this season. As a freshman in 2011, he appeared in 11 games and had three tackles. In 2012, his first season as a major contributor, Hunter played in all 14 games, starting three. He had three interceptions, two in a come from behind road victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies. He also had a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win over the Duke Blue Devils.

True freshman Jalen Ramsey has moved from cornerback to safety to replace Hunter. In his first five career games, Ramsey has 22 tackles, one interception and one sack.

The Seminoles have a bye this week and will next be in action when they travel to Clemson to take on the third-ranked Tigers on October 19.

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