FSU LB Reggie Northrup cleared to play post-ACL surgery

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher stated today that linebacker Reggie Northrup is “full-go” and available to participate in fall camp after undergoing ACL surgery over the winter. The good news was shared by ESPN’s Jared Shanker and Tim Linafelt of Seminoles.com.

Fisher says Reggie Northrup is “full go.” Great news for a guy who tore his ACL in January.

— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) August 6, 2015

Reggie Northrup, who tore an ACL in the Rose Bowl, will be a full participant in practice

— Jared Shanker (@JShankerESPN) August 6, 2015

It’s great news for Florida State, as Northrup led the team with 122 tackles last season before tearing his ACL in the Seminoles’ playoff game against Oregon. In three years with the team, he has 177 tackles (7.5 for a loss), a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a defensive touchdown. Though not the biggest at his position at just 6-foot-1, 226 pounds, he is a hard hitter and a key player in FSU’s quest for another ACC title and trip to the College Football Playoff, and perhaps beyond.

So long as he shakes off the cobwebs and is able to get back in top form quickly, that goal should be easily achievable, starting with the Seminoles’ season opener against Texas State on September 5.

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