James Blackman named QB1 at Florida State

Quarterback James Blackman will start for Florida State when the Seminoles open the season Sept. 12 against Georgia Tech.

James Blackman
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Blackman, who has 23 career starts at FSU, was informed at the start of fall camp the position would be open to competition under coach Mike Norvell.

A redshirt junior, Blackman competed with freshmen Tate Rodemaker and Chubba Purdy along with redshirt sophomore Jordan Travis.

Blackman started and ended last season as the starter under then-coach Willie Taggart, but battled a knee injury that limited him throughout the season.

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