Florida State's Jermaine Thomas Ineligible For Champs Sports Bowl

Florida State senior running back Jermaine Thomas has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, the Associated Press reports.

"He didn't pass a class, so he will not be in the bowl game," Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "A shame for a senior."

The No. 2 running back behind  freshman Devonta Freeman, Thomas was second on the Seminoles with 61 carries for 279 yards and a touchdown and caught nine passes for 122 yards out of the backfield this season.

Thomas' 48-game collegiate career will end with him rushing for 2,083 yards and 19 touchdowns rushing with 44 receptions for 443 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver. Thomas' top season came in 2009, when the then-sophomore led the Seminoles with 832 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

For more on Notre Dame, visit Fighting Irish blog One Foot Down. For more on Florida State, visit Seminoles blog Tomahawk Nation.

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