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December 29, 2006

Timmons headed to the NFL

Florida State had hoped that standout linebacker Lawrence Timmons would wait one more year before heading off to the NFL. And for a while it appeared as though he was leaning to coming back to FSU for his senior season. However, on Friday he changed his mind according to FSU linebackers coach Kevin Steele.

"He called me this morning and told me he was going to the NFL," Steele said.

Last year, Florida State lost two juniors to the NFL draft, Ernie Sims and Antonio Cromartie. Both ended up being first round picks and there's a good chance Timmons could follow suit.

"You hate to lose juniors but then again you want what's best for the player," Steele said. "It's a team sport but you also want them to realize their individual goals."

Warchant.com also confirmed that Timmons has signed with pro agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Timmons finished second on the team with 79 tackles and led the team with 18 tackles for loss.

Gene WilliamsGene Williams is the founder and administrator of Warchant.com and writes stories and features covering all of FSU's sports with an emphasis on football and football recruiting. During football season, he hosts a weekly sports radio show in Tallahassee on NewsRadio 1270 WFLA, and appears as a weekly guest on 1460 ESPN Radio in Jacksonville. Williams is also a former ACC correspondent for College Football News (weekly national newspaper), and contributes to The Osceola. Story about Gene Williams & Warchant.com.

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