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2015 NFL DRAFT

Chad Abram, FB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 236 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
34297-FA
2013 Season
Bulldozing fullback who played one year as a starter...helped FSU tally 2,844 yards rushing at an impressive 5.6 ypc rate with his hard-hitting blocking...Noles had school record 42 rushing touchdowns...had only seven carries for 29 yards (4.1 ypc), but was a threat as a receiver out of the backfield...had nine receptions for 73 yards and had three touchdowns...caught an 11-yard touchdown in the BCS National Championship game to bring the Seminoles within a point of Auburn in the fourth quarter...scored his first career touchdown on a 10-yard grab at Boston College...caught a nine-yard pass against Miami...recorded his second touchdown on a two-yard reception at Wake Forest and added a career-best 16-yard reception in the third quarter...Had two receptions in a game three times...Started career as a safety before moving to fullback in 2011...Started his first career game in the season-opener against Pitt.
2012 Season
Played in 13 games, mainly on special teams, where he made his biggest impact and registered five tackles and a forced fumble...started on three of four phases of special teams serving as an edger on kickoff coverage, one of the back ends on kickoff return excelling as a top blocker and one of the top coverage guys on punt return usually responsible for manning the opponent's best coverage player...carried four times on the season gaining 20 yards...carried a career-high three times for 12 yards in the win at Maryland...had a career-long 8-yard carry against Duke.
2011 Season
Played in 11 games, mainly on special teams, where he made his biggest impact and registered five tackles...started on three of four phases of special teams...serving as an edger on kickoff coverage, one of the back ends on kickoff return excelling as a top blocker and one of the top coverage guys on punt return usually responsible for manning the opponent's best coverage player...made the switch to fullback from safety and carried twice on the season gaining five yards...first career carry came against NC State for two yards and added his second for a career-long of three yards against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl.
2010 Season
True freshman defensive back who played in 12 games, all on special teams ... registered first career tackle in the season opener against Samford.
High School
Committed to Florida State in March 2009...held a three-star ranking from both Rivals and Scout.com...No. 64 player in state by Rivals...No. 13 safety prospect according to ESPN...a standout on special teams with a knack for blocking kicks...blocked five kicks and collected five interceptions as a junior for the Red Devils...missed first three games of his senior season with hand injury...credited with 30 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups...Florida Super 75 selection by the Florida Times-Union newspaper, where he ranked No. 5 among safeties...No. 48 rated player on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100, where he ranked as the No. 4 safety...first team All-Polk selection.
Personal
Born May 22, 1991.
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Lions sign 11 undrafted rookie free agents: Chad Abram, FB, 6-0, 229, Florida State: Helped FSU tally 2,844 yards rushing last year. Had seven carries for 29 yards (4.1 avg.) in 2013. Had nine receptions for 73 yards and three touchdowns. Caught an 11-yard touchdown in the BCS National Championship game. - Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com
 

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