Florida State WR Ermon Lane announces decision to skip bowl game

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Florida State senior wide receiver Ermon Lane took to Twitter on Friday evening to let fans know his decision to skip the Independence Bowl against Southern Miss.

Though he has spent most of his career as a pass-catcher, Lane — who remarkably started five games at safety in 2016 due to depth issues in the secondary — was listed as Derwin James’ backup at free safety. James, of course, recently announced that he too will miss the postseason in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft. A 5-star wideout from the 2014 class, Lane produced 37 tackles and an interception as a junior last season.

As a senior in 2017, Lane made the transition back to receiver to fill the void as the position lacked depth. He collected eight catches for 169 yards in what has been a challenging year for the FSU offense, which ranks 12th in the ACC at 192.8 yards per game.

Lane isn’t considered a big-time NFL prospect, but he will go down as an outstanding team player — exactly what he wants to be remembered as.

“I just want to leave a legacy so when I come back, they’ll have something to positive to say about me and nothing negative,” Lane said back in November, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “I just want to be a team player. It’s never about me. It’s always about the team and how we compete, and how we come together.”

Lane will finish his career with 50 total tackles, 0.5 for loss and one interception, adding 27 receptions for 486 yards and a touchdown.

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