FSU Football Spring Practice: Dalvin Cook Healthy, Among Leaders

    FSU football spring practice kicked off on Wednesday. Jimbo Fisher discussed Dalvin Cook's health status and how he's stepped up as a leader.

    March 17, 2016

    FSU football spring practice kicked off on Wednesday. Jimbo Fisher discussed Dalvin Cook’s health status and how he’s stepped up as a leader.

    Spring practice is officially underway in Tallahassee, Fla. as the Seminoles started their preparation for the 2016 season on Wednesday.

    Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed the media and cleared up any questions regarding his star running back, Dalvin Cook.

    After fighting through hamstring and ankle injuries last season, Fisher said Cook is healthy and ready to get to work. The Seminoles head coach added how Cook has emerged as a vocal leader going into his junior season with FSU.

    He wasn’t the only player recognized as having accepted a leadership role, though. Fisher also highlighted DeMarcus Walker, Derwin James and Travis Rudolph as having taken on the same responsibilities. In Rudolph’s case, it’s been more show than tell.

    “Travis (leads) by example,” Fisher said. “You can lead by your mouth or by your ability, and Travis has been a guy who has jumped out at me.”

    Cook led FSU with 1,691 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns rushing last season, and Rudolph topped the Seminoles with 916 yards receiving and seven touchdown receptions.

    Florida State will hold its annual spring game on April 9, but contrary to the traditional location of Tallahassee, Fla., the Seminoles will host it in Orlando, Fla.

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