TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher has made some personnel changes effective for spring practice, which begins March 19 and concludes with the annual Garnet & Gold Spring Game on April 14 at 4 p.m. in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Rising junior defensive end Dan Hicks switches sides to offense and will line up at tight end, while fellow defensive lineman Cameron Erving joins Hicks on offense, moving to offensive tackle.
Hicks played in 26 games in two seasons on defense and registered 34 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Erving exploded onto the scene, adding depth to one of FSU’s strongest positions at defensive tackle. He produced 20 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Hampered by a leg injury last season.
Safety Nick Moody, who’s always been effective against the run from his secondary spot, makes the move permanently into the box at outside linebacker. Moody’s offseason conditioning has bulked him up to 242 pounds for his new spot on the nation’s No. 4 returning defense.
Moody saw action in nine games and totaled 23 tackles. In 35 career games, Moody’s posted 135 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss.
Defensive end Toshmon Stevens will continue on the line, but may be featured as a linebacker at times as well. Stevens earned one of four Special Teams Most Valuable Player of the Year awards at the 2011 team banquet. In 37 career games, he’s totaled 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.