Dalvin Cook Posts Heartfelt Letter To FSU Coaches, Teammates, Fans

    Former FSU running back Dalvin Cook posted a heartfelt letter on the athletic department’s website to thank his coaches, teammates, and fans.

    February 27, 2017

    Former FSU running back Dalvin Cook posted a heartfelt letter on the athletic department’s website to thank his coaches, teammates, and fans.


    Dalvin Cook left Florida State as the leading rusher in Seminoles program history, running for 4,464 yards to take over the record from Warrick Dunn.

    After deciding to forgo his senior season, Cook is likely to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. Before that, though, he posted a heartfelt letter on the athletic department’s website to thank everyone that helped him and contributed to his success during his three years in Tallahassee, and to tell current and future FSU players to believe in the program.

    “To the younger players at FSU: Trust the process. Buy in to what the coaches say, because they’ll never steer you the wrong way. You’re both in it for the same thing, that’s to win football games and get better.”

    Cook also took time to thank head coach Jimbo Fisher.

    “We have a father-son relationship, a brother relationship, a friend relationship. My freshman year, it was real tough because I was just a player relying on my talent. But you taught me to match hard work with talent. A lot of things you would say would kind of tick a nerve, but it made me think to myself, “I don’t ever want to hear him say that again, so I’m going to do everything right. You pushed me and got my best out of me.”

    Stating that he hopes he “left my stamp on the program,” Cook saved his last thank you for Seminoles fans.

    “I said earlier that coming to Florida State was one of the best decisions I ever made, and you proved it. You’re the best fans in America. Years from now, when you think about me, I hope you think about a guy that left a legacy on the program at Florida State. When you pull up my film, or look at the off-the-field things I did, I hope you see a well-grounded guy. A “team” guy that loved the fans, that loved to play in Doak and just wanted to give you all a show.”

    MORE: 5-Star RB James Cook Still Considering Other Schools Despite FSU Commitment

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