Tate Rodemaker Injury Update: Will Florida State’s Backup QB Start the ACC Championship Game?

    Tate Rodemaker took a huge shot to the head in Week 13 and his status for the ACC Championship Gmae remains a game-time decision. Here's the latest.

    The Florida State Seminoles have had some terrible injury luck to end their brilliant 2023 season. With their star QB Jordan Travis out, the ‘Noles were dealt a blow — literally — when it was released that backup QB Tate Rodemaker was diagnosed as a game-time decision for the ACC Championship Game vs. Louisville.

    Tate Rodemaker Injury: His Latest Status vs. Louisville

    Rodemaker made his first of the 2023 season just a week prior, leading the Seminoles to a victory over rival Florida in Week 13. In that game, Rodemaker took a hard shot to his head and was removed from the action.

    In the game against the Gators, Rodemaker broke contain and scrambled from the pocket before he took off past the line of scrimmage. Just a few yards downfield, Rodemaker attempted a slide but took a huge hit to his helmet, resulting in a penalty against the Gators.

    MORE: What Happened to Florida State QB Jordan Travis?

    Rodemaker, however, didn’t get up for quite some time before haunting off to the sidelines under his own power. He returned two plays later and led FSU to a touchdown but it was released in the ACC Championship Game preparation that he was a limited participant all week long at practice.

    Coach Mike Norvell stated that they’ll now go through the game prep process ahead of the ACC Championship Game to see how he feels.

    “There’s a process we have to go through and certain benchmarks that we’ll go through as we lead up to the game,” Norvell said.

    If Rodemaker can’t go, Florida State will turn to Brock Glenn to lead the Seminoles offense against Louisville.

    Who is Brock Glenn?

    Glenn, a freshman from Covington, Tennessee, has played in just three games this season for FSU. He got his first action against Southern Miss back in early September before playing in relief of Rodemaker against North Alabama in Week 12.

    He relieved Rodemaker following the injury against Florida and threw a low pass that fell incomplete.

    Glenn was a four-star recruit from Lausanne Collegiate School and enrolled early at Florida State in January of 2023. He held scholarship offers from a host of Power Five schools including Ohio State, TCU, and Auburn.

    At 6’2″, 213 pounds, Glenn possesses adequate size for a Power Five starting quarterback, but certainly has shown rust coming off the bench. With a full week of prep work and practice reps as the starter, the Noles will get a good glimpse of what Glenn can do for them if they are forced to turn to him in the ACC Championship Game.

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