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FSU stars return for flag football game

There's sure to be enough interest in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday when somebody other than Bobby Bowden leads Florida State through its annual spring football game.

The last time that happened, a cellular phone probably would have been mistaken for some object that had fallen from outer space.

Everybody's eager to see the Seminoles under Jimbo Fisher, and there should be a little intrigue at halftime, too.

A star-studded flag football game is planned, and the lineup of former FSU players scheduled to participate is impressive.

Four of the top five all-time leading receivers in Florida State history will catch passes from either 1991 Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback Casey Weldon or Super Bowl Champion Brad Johnson. But FSU fans should plan to see the defensive stars as well as all-time interception leader Terrell Buckley, consensus All-American Jamal Reynolds and current NFL standouts Everette Brown and Pat Watkins are among the former stars determined to stop any offensive fireworks.

Fisher has personally led the charge to make Saturday’s spring game an even bigger stage for his team and FSU fans appear likely to respond in record numbers. Fisher has changed the format to a true game and will allow his senior players to “draft” their teams on Thursday.

Florida State will host a Seminole Get Down on Friday from 6-10 p.m., shutting down Adam’s Street in the heart of the city to let fans enjoy a street party complete with live bands, food and beverage vendors and some special guest appearances.

On game day, everyone will have the same chance at the best seats and parking for the spring game. Stadium parking lots will open beginning at 10 a.m. Both the parking spaces around the stadium and the seats on the inside will be available first-come, first-serve.