Governor Scott Presents Florida State University Coach Jimbo Fisher and Football team with Governor’s Sports Award

Today, Governor Rick Scott presented the Governor’s Sports Award to Florida State University Head Coach Jimbo Fisher and the 2013 FSU Football team for their athletic achievements and winning the 2014 BCS National Championship. The Governor’s Sports Award is an award given to those who have made significant contributions to sports in Florida.

Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to present the Governor’s Sports Award to Florida State University Head Coach Jimbo Fisher and the 2013 FSU football team. As a college player and later as a coach, Coach Fisher has proven to be a true competitor and leader. Just like their coach, the student-athletes with us today have demonstrated the positive characteristics that FSU athletics stand for. FSU’s 2013 team will go down in college football as one of the most dominate teams in college football history.”

FSU Interim President Garnett S. Stokes said, “FSU is at the top of its game on and off the field. We are excelling in both academics and athletics, and this team’s historic achievement has added so much excitement and pride as the university strives to reach new heights. We are so impressed with them, and we appreciate the Governor’s recognition of their talent and commitment.”

FSU Board of Trustee Chair Allan Bense said, “All of us in the Florida State University community are proud of our National Championship team. These hard-working, talented young men have brought great positive attention to our university. We are grateful to Governor Scott for recognizing them with the Governor’s Sports Award and celebrating their achievement at the Governor’s Mansion. It was a special night they will long remember.”

FSU Caucus Chair & Representative Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida State’s season was fantastic! Best in the state. Best in the ACC. Best in the SEC. Best in the Nation. Coach Jimbo Fisher has set a new pace in college football, to all the rest, good luck keeping up. Governor Scott has some terrific bragging rights this year, 1st in the Nation.”

FSU Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher said, “I’d like to give a special thanks to the Governor, the Senate and the House for having us up for Florida State Day at The Capitol. It’s a great honor for our university, our football team and one that we respect and appreciate. I think it’s a great opportunity for some of these young guys to see the impact and influence they can have. I’d also like to thank the Governor for having us at his house for a BBQ. It’s a great gesture and we’re extremely thankful. All of this is why we live in the great state of Florida.”


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