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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Melvin Ray (82) tries to tackle Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Josue Matias, Karlos Williams returning to Florida State

Although running back James Wilder, Jr. and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan have declared for the NFL draft, the Florida State Seminoles have been on a roll since they rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Auburn Tigers 34-31 and win the BCS National Championship on Monday night.

On Wednesday night, the school announced three All-ACC performers, offensive tackle Cam Erving, wide receiver Rashad Greene and offensive guard Tre’ Jackson, would be returning for their senior seasons in 2014.

Then, on Thursday afternoon, a report  from the Palm Peach Post  that tight end Nick O’Leary would be returning for his senior season surfaced.

On Thursday evening, Florida State not only confirmed O’Leary’s decision to stay, but also broke the news that offensive guard Josue Matias and running back Karlos Williams would return for their season seasons.

Matias, a 6’6, 322 lb. guard out of New Jersey, made one start as a freshman in 2011 in the Champs Sports Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and has started every game since.

Williams was a five-star safety prospect, but was moved to running back this season. Williams had 730 yards and 11 touchdowns on 91 carries.

The Seminoles are now just waiting on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and running back Devonta Freeman to make their decisions.

 

Tags: Florida State Seminoles Karlos Williams Nick O'Leary

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