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Florida State defensive back Derwin James played in just two games in 2016 after an electrifying freshman season, but it appears he’s already nearing full health after suffering a torn meniscus.

…………………….🤐

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Head coach Jimbo Fisher shut him down over the final stretch of the season following a standout freshman year where he racked up 91 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

💨💨💨 No better feeling then to be back doing what I love #thankful

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The No. 1 safety in the 2015 class shared a message earlier in November to Florida State fans, and it looks like he’s taken that note seriously:

Florida State is expected to be a top contender in 2017.

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Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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