February 29, 2012
2012 Position Breakdown: Safety
| color="White">Safeties: Review, grade and 2012 season |
| ||Thanks in large part to the play of the safeties, Florida |
State's secondary has shown dramatic improvement over the past couple
seasons both in pass defense and helping to defend the run.
The secondary improved its pass efficiency defense
from 110th in 2009, to 37th in 2010, and up to 25th last season.
The starting secondary tandem of Terrance Parks
and Lamarcus Joyner combined for 101 total tackles in 2012. Joyner
really emerged as the group's leader and earned second team all-ACC
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