December 29, 2006

EXCLUSIVE: Timmons on his 'childhood dream'

MIAMI -- Seminole nation was dealt another blow in what has been one of the most disappointing seasons in years when junior linebacker Lawrence Timmons announced on Friday that he will be leaving Florida State to enter the NFL draft.

"This is a childhood dream," Timmons said. "My family is in a good position. Anything I needed or whatever, they'd give it to me. I know most players say it's money, but this really is my childhood dream. I never thought I would have a chance like this. With me growing up how I grew up, I never could let a chance like this pass me by. It's unbelievable, and I'm just happy with it. This is my dream, and this is what I'm going to do."

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