Dalvin Cook Closing In On Warrick Dunn’s Rushing Record At FSU

    Dalvin Cook is closing in on one of Warrick Dunn's FSU rushing records. The Seminoles' star back could surpass Dunn as soon as the next game.

    November 10, 2015

    Dalvin Cook is just yards from breaking one of legendary running back Warrick Dunn’s rushing records at FSU.

    Dalvin Cook has been the life source of the Florida State Seminoles offense, but that’s nothing unexpected for Jimbo Fisher and his team.

    From the time he flipped his commitment from the rival Florida Gators, to his breakout freshman season, to now, Cook has thrilled FSU with his abilities on the football field.

    Through 21 games in garnet and gold, the star sophomore running back has amassed 2,239 rushing yards. He’s only 1,720 yards behind Warrick Dunn’s all-time record at FSU (3,959 yards). Although that’s very obtainable, there is another record held by Dunn much closer for Cook. 

    With 1,231 rushing yards through eight games, Cook is only 12 yards away from breaking Dunn’s record for most rushing yards in a single season by a Seminole (1,242 yards).

    The Noles’ star running back is humbled by the impending achievement.

    It’s a blessing. Warrick Dunn, that’s one of the greats that you always look to and watch when I was growing up,” Cook said. “To be mentioned to break his record, that’s a blessing from God. It’s an honor just to be mentioned with him.”

    Cook has averaged 153.9 rushing yards in eight games this season. Assuming he keeps that up, he’d finish off the regular season with 1,692 yards — leaving him 1,258 off Dunn’s all-time record.

    It took Dunn four years to set that record. Cook has a chance to break it in three. And, if for some reason he decides not to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, he could potentially shatter it in his senior year.

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