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FSU Star Defensive End To Miss Season

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Offensive lineman Donald Stephenson #59 of the Oklahoma Sooners grabs the facemask of Brandon Jenkins #49 of the Florida State Seminoles at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Preseason All-American Florida State Seminoles defensive end Brandon Jenkins will miss the rest of the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the first half of last Saturday’s 69-3 rout of Murray State.

Jenkins was expected to be one of the leaders of a very tough Seminoles defense in 2012. Over the past two years, Jenkins has collected 21.5 sacks and spurned the NFL to come back for his senior season this year.

The speedy defensive end has a sack in Saturday’s blowout victory before leaving the game with his injury. Jenkins has not taken a redshirt season at Florida State and could take one this season and return to school next year, or leave for the NFL after the regular season.

The Seminoles will not be at a loss for talent on the defensive line in Jenkins’ absence. The Seminoles may roll out true freshman defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. as Jenkins’ replacement. Edwards was the nation’s number one overall recruit last year.

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher had said earlier Monday that he might redshirt Edwards this season, but that was before Jenkins was confirmed to be out for the season.

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