The SodTalk connects Seminole Legends with Seminole fans at FSU's Sod Cemetary.



October 21, 2017

Warrick Dunn is Saturday's FSU SodTalk Legend at the Sod Cemetery 10:30 am

Few athletes have found a place in the hearts of both college and pro football fans like Saturday's SodTalk Legend, Warrick Dunn.

The All American tailback was a key member of the 1993 FSU National Championship team in his freshman season.  He will be Saturday SodTalk Legend at the Sod Cemetery at 10:30 am, 90 minutes before kickoff of the Noon FSU/Louisville football game.

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native was an All American in football and track, a 3-time All-ACC running back, and an FSU Hall of Famer before his #28 jersey was retired by the Seminoles. He held the FSU career rushing yardage record of 3,959 yards and single season rushing record of 1,242 yards for 21 and 22 years, respectively. Dunn is the only Seminole to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.

Warrick Dunn was the 12th pick in the first round of the 1997 NFL draft, chosen by the Tampa Bay Bucs. He was named the NFL Rookie of the Year and selected for the Pro Bowl in his first season. During his 12 year NFL career with the Bucs and the Falcons, he rushed for just under 11,000 yards, lead the NFL with 5.4 yards per carry in 2002, caught 510 passes for 4,339 yards, was named All-Pro three times, and was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, the Whizzer White NFL Man of the Year, and the Bart Star Man of the Year.  He is now a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons.

Warrick Dunn founded the Home for the Holidays program, now a part of Warrick Dunn Charities. The program has helped over 150 single parent families and over 390 children, in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, with home furnishings, food, and other donations to help single parents and their families combat poverty, hunger, and ensure comfortable surroundings and basic necessities to improve their quality of life.

He is traveling to Tallahassee with his family for this game and although his Saturday morning schedule will not allow time for autographs, he looks forward to visiting with his fellow Seminoles at 10:30 am at the Sod Cemetery.

The Sod Cemetery is located between the Bobby Bowden Statue and Dick Howser Stadium. 

For more information, contact Jim Hunt at Doug Mannheimer

July 29, 2017

SodTalk Legends and friends, Hello! I wanted to share with you a new link to wonderful work prepared by our FSU Hall of Fame Committee Historian, Bob Peronne.

On the link below, you can choose any of our 105 Sod Game Victories and then click the date. You will see a detailed game summary and game statistics. "Stats don't lie" and you Legends did pretty well for us!

We hope to have this information soon linked on and so that our fans and former players can see it, too.

Bob's volunteer website,, has amazing game summaries, team stats, box scores, articles, and all of your individual statistics, if you have never visited it.

Thanks to Bob! And when you come for any home games, let me know in advance, and come by the Sod Cemetery so that I can give you a Shout Out at SodTalk, 90 minutes before all home games.



For additional information, email Doug Mannheimer at or call at (850) 519-1716.

Warchant TV: Sod Talk with Warrick Dunn (link)

Ron Simmons at FSU's sod talk (link)

Warchant TV: Sod Talk with Ron Simmons (link)

Take 5: The Greatest Sod Games Ever (link)

Charlie Ward gives Florida State sod talk before Gators' game (link

Puntrooskie reenacted at Sod Cemetary (link)

Amp Lee and Aaron Carter SodTalk Sept. 2014 (link)


Fred Biletnikoff and Derrick Brooks SodTalk 2014 (link)


Charlie Ward SodTalk Nov.2014 (link)


Marvin Jones SodTalk Oct. 2015 (link)


Dickie Hosford Band plays: Ol' Time Rockin Nole, Seminole Saturday Night (link)

The Florida State Seminole Cemetary (link)


College Gameday Segment- Florida State's Sod Cemetary 1991 (link)


Honoring The Past In College Football (link)

Sod Cemetary Comes To Life Page 1

Sod Cemetary Comes To Life Page 2

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 1

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 2

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dif up old, new memories page 3

Sod Cemetary allows Noles to dig up old, new memories page 4

Origin of the Sod Games

Noles have reminders of winning turf wars



Sod man is passed down line

Cemetary celebrates legendary FSU tradition

Major Florida State Wins Live On In Sod Cemetary (link)


Doug, Corey Simon, and Peter Warrick

Sod Cemetary named third-best Postgame Tradition in NCAA Football

Doug Manheimer and Derrick Brooks at Sod Cemetary 10-18-14

Doug Manheimer and Derrick Brooks at Sod Cemetary 10-18-14

1993 FSU Wide Reciever Matt Frier

Sod Cemetary 1

Sod Cemetary 2