The most unbreakable records in FSU football history – Tallahassee.com
Ron Simmons was an All-American football player at Florida State University from 1977-80, spending four years as a defensive nose guard.(Photo: Times Files)
Over the last four decades no program has won more football games than Florida State. It could be argued that nobody has had more great teams or great players during that span either.
With that mind, we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive into the FSU record books and look for the marks that we think are the most unbreakable, and in some cases, the most unbelievable.
First and foremost there is Bobby Bowden’s win total of 304 while at Florida State. Obviously that will never be approached. Jimbo Fisher has had a terrific run of success in Tallahassee as he prepares to enter his eighth season at the helm. He’s 78-17 overall. Which means he only has to average 10 wins a season for the next 23 years to break Bowden’s record.
So, yeah, that’ ain’t happening.
But aside from Bowden’s staggering win total, here are three other FSU football records that yours truly thinks will never be topped.
1. Ron Simmons, 13 caused fumbles in 1977
This really does defy belief. The NCAA record for caused fumbles in a single season is nine. For those that aren’t quick at math, that’s four less than what Simmons had as a freshman according to the Florida State record books. The problem, though, is that the NCAA didn’t start keeping official defensive stats until around 2000. So Simmons will never make the national record books.
But he’s in the Florida State one. Simmons also holds the career mark with forced fumbles at 17, but to think he