Bryan Stork has had a pretty good 13 months, wouldn't you say?
In January 2014, he won a national championship ring when Florida State beat Auburn. Then, the New England Patriots drafted him in the fourth round last May. Then he entered the starting lineup a month into the season. Though a knee injury cost him the AFC title game, he was back in the starting lineup on the biggest stage of all: Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night against Seattle.
He has another ring to add to his collection.
Congrats to @Patriots center Bryan Stork! From national champ to Super Bowl champ!
— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) February 2, 2015
Stork joins William Floyd as the only Florida State players to win the national championship (1993) and Super Bowl consecutively (1994, San Francisco). But Stork was not the only player from an ACC school to win a ring with the Patriots: Darrelle Revis (Pitt), Chandler Jones (Syracuse), Danny Aiken (Virginia) and Vince Wilfork (Miami) can also call themselves champions. (Though only Stork and Aiken actually played in the ACC).
As happy as Stork feels today, Russell Wilson has to be feeling the complete opposite. The former NC State quarterback threw an interception on the goal line with the game on the line, in perhaps the most second-guessed call in NFL/Super Bowl history. No matter how many times coach Pete Carroll has tried to explain why the Seahawks didn't give the ball to Marshawn Lynch, the call remains hard to comprehend.
Wilson ended up 12-of-21 for 247 yards with two touchdowns and the crucial mistake, though Malcolm Butler made a heck of a play on the ball to seal the Patriots' win. Former Virginia Tech safety Kam Chancellor ended up with 10 tackles in the losing effort.
Only a few more recruiting days left until signing day:
Top recruit Mitch Hyatt has the tools to star on Clemson's offensive line.
Taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Florida State headed into signing day.
Winning the Coastal means Georgia Tech has reaped the benefits on the recruiting trail, flipping UCLA commit Victor Alexander.
Louisville picked up a commitment from former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, the 2012 Big 12 player of the year.
Miami is preparing for a reunion between high school teammates Bar Milo and Brad Kaaya.
But the Canes got some bad news Sunday, when ESPN 300 running back Jordan Scarlett decommitted. He will announce his choice Monday night.
Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman plans to transfer to Pitt and will have immediate eligibility, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Syracuse picked up an important commitment from defensive end Jake Pickard, who flipped from Wisconsin.
North Carolina, NC State and Virginia Tech lost out on ESPN 300 running back Bryce Love, who committed to Stanford.