In state, Florida State set a school record with 11 players drafted, led by quarterback EJ Manuel, who was picked by the Buffalo Bills in the first round with the 16th overall pick. Florida had eight players drafted, followed by USF (3), Miami (2), FIU (2) and UCF (2).
Spring football roundup
Here is a quick look at some spring-game highlights:
Kansas State: Daniel Sams passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns as the White team held on for a 41-38 victory over the Purple team during Saturday's annual spring game. Sams and Jake Waters are battling it out to see who will replace Collin Klein at quarterback for the Wildcats.
Kent State: Trayion Durham rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns as the Blue team defeated the Gold team 31-0 Saturday. In a battle for the starting quarterback spot with senior David Fisher, Colin Reardon passed for 243 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon: Marcus Mariota threw for 169 yards and two touchdowns as the White (offense) team racked up more than 800 yards of total offense on its way to a 65-10 win over the Green (defense) Saturday in the Ducks' first spring game under new coach Mark Helfrich.
Oregon State: Quarterbacks Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz saw limited action as freshman Brent VanderVeen saw most of the action in Friday's in front of more than 8,000 fans at Reser Stadium. The defense recorded four sacks and three interceptions.
Rutgers: Junior Gary Nova passed for 222 yards and three touchdowns as the Scarlet teams downed the White squad 57-19 Saturday in front of an estimated crowd of 21,000 at High Point Solutions Stadium. Sixteen area children affected by Hurricane Sandy took part in the final five minutes of the game.
UCLA: Brett Hundley threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns as the Bruins ended spring practice with a special showcase that feature individual team drills rather than a spring game.
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