Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is among the dozen Seminoles football players graduating in December.
The full list of FSU grads from this semester is below:
OL Abdul Bello
DB Izaiah Prouse-Lackey
DT Darvin Taylor
Francois, Bello and Thomas are the graduates who still have remaining eligibility. All three players were redshirt juniors this past season.
The rest of the graduates exhausted their eligibility this past season. Patrick recently mentioned on social media in a heartfelt post that he would be the first member of his family to graduate from college:
Nole life til the next life! Thank you to all ???? pic.twitter.com/eZ21BdGahC
Taylor earned his degree after being medically disqualified this past offseason as he dealt with chronic shoulder injuries. Taylor remained around the team even after the injury shortened his career.
Prouse-Lackey was a multi-year member of FSU’s scout team and played on Senior Day in 2017.
Another neat storyline is Whitfield — who finished his playing career with FSU in 2016 — graduating. He was part of FSU’s 2013 national championship team, recording a go-ahead touchdown on a 97-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter against Auburn, and has been on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad for the past two years.
Bob Ferrante of The Osceola contributed to this article.