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5 Things to Know About Dalvin Cook

A few interesting facts about the Florida State running back.

Some of the top shots of Florida State's Dalvin Cook.

1. He is a former teammate of Jameis Winston.
During Cook's freshman season at Florida State, he was on the same team as Winston. Together, they helped the Seminoles reach the National Championship Game. Cook rushed for more than 1,000 yards during the season while Winston finished the year with nearly 4,000 passing yards. At his Pro Day, Cook expressed interested in reuniting with Winston in Tampa Bay.

2. He's the most prolific runner in Florida State history.
Cook finished his college career with 4,464 rushing yards, which are the most in Florida State history. The record has previously been held by former Buccaneer, Warrick Dunn. Cook also holds the school's single-season record for rushing yards, picking up 1,765 in 2016. He's No. 2 on the same list after rushing for 1,691 yards the year before. No other Florida State running back has recorded more than 1,300 yards in a season.

Pictures of RB Dalvin Cook at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine - presented by Florida Hospital.

3. He's a Florida native.
Cook was raised in Miami and attended Miami Central, the same high school as Lavonte David. He was the No. 1 recruit in the state of as a senior and was selected as Florida's Mr. Football in 2013. He rushed for 1,940 yards and 24 touchdowns during his final high school season.

4. He's a former track star.
In addition to his success on the football field, Cook was a standout on the track during high school. He recorded a personal-best time of 22.1 seconds in the 200-meter dash and also competed in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

5. He is dangerous catching passes out of the backfield.
Cook is considered to be one of the draft's best all-around running backs, thanks to his contributions in the receiving game. He caught 79 passes for 935 yards and two touchdowns at Florida State, averaging 11.8 yards per reception. He finished his college career with 5,399 all-purpose yards and 48 combined touchdowns.

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