Over the last four decades no program has won more football games than Florida State. It could be argued that nobody has had more great teams or great players during that span either. 

With that mind, we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive into the FSU record books and look for the marks that we think are the most unbreakable, and in some cases, the most unbelievable. 

First and foremost there is Bobby Bowden’s win total of 304 while at Florida State. Obviously that will never be approached. Jimbo Fisher has had a terrific run of success in Tallahassee as he prepares to enter his eighth season at the helm. He’s 78-17 overall. Which means he only has to average 10 wins a season for the next 23 years to break Bowden’s record. 

So, yeah, that’ ain’t happening. 

But aside from Bowden’s staggering win total, here are three other FSU football records that yours truly thinks will never be topped. 

1. Ron Simmons, 13 caused fumbles in 1977

This really does defy belief. The NCAA record for caused fumbles in a single season is nine. For those that aren’t quick at math, that’s four less than what Simmons had as a freshman according to the Florida State record books. The problem, though, is that the NCAA didn’t start keeping official defensive stats until around 2000. So Simmons will never make the national record books.


But he’s in the Florida State one. Simmons also holds the career mark with forced fumbles at 17, but to think he caused 13 in one season? That’s almost impossible to believe. But yet it’s there in the FSU media guide. And there is absolutely no chance someone is going to cause more fumbles in a single season, right? Heck, the official NCAA record for forced fumbles in a career is 16 by Khalil Mack. Simmons almost had that much as a freshman in 1977. 

I told Jimbo Fisher about this record…