Tallahassee, Florida is the capital of the Sunshine State, the center of agricultural work in the panhandle, and now can also claim to have produced two Redskins draft picks in the same round.
While it isn’t a rarity for college teammates to find themselves making the journey together from their college dorm rooms to an NFL locker room (think DeJon Gomes, Roy Helu Jr., and Niles Paul from Nebraska for example), the Burgundy and Gold had never taken FSU teammates together in a single draft let alone in the same round.
As the two prepare to make the almost 900 mile trek from Florida’s capital to the Nation’s Capital, one man who calls both areas home extended a welcoming hand to the newest Washington Redskins:
If you’ve kept tabs on the blog over the years you know that the DC rhymer is one of the biggest supporters of the Burgundy and Gold.
Publicly, the rapper has never been shy of showing his loyalty to his hometown teams. Growing up, I saw rappers support whatever franchise is “trendy” at the moment–or bandwagon fans for short.
This is the same man who has combined his passions in the past to feature some words for the Burgundy and Gold’s rivals that only the deepest rooted fans can understand.
As Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, aka Wale, continued to build on his hard work through the years, he created a hearty fan base that eventually got him the mainstream exposure necessary to land him at one of the biggest rap labels in Florida.
One of those fans is Thompson.
The former FSU stud took to Twitter (@ChrisThompson_4) for some encouraging words for Redskins Nation in the form of some inspirational lyrics from the rapper himself.
"I hate to lose more than they love to win. That's the difference between me and them."-Wale—
Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) April 29, 2013
While Jenkins (@BJenkinsFSU) didn’t drop any rap one liners, he did let the DMV know that his goals extend well beyond simply getting to the league.
Can't sleep.. Got my mind on the prize—
Brandon Jenkins (@BJenkinsFSU) April 29, 2013
Keep a lookout on the two Seminoles as they prepare for the transition from cafeteria food and three hour lectures to the NFL and remember to spot Wale at FedExField this year. I’m sure he won’t be hard to miss.
Hail to the Redskins!
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