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FSU's Rashad Greene focused on BCS bowl game

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Cassandra Greene, Rashad's mother. Cassandra Greene, Rashad's mother.

A Florida State University football player from Albany is ready to shine on the biggest stage in college football.

Rashad Greene is in California now as the Seminoles practice for Monday's BCS National Championship game.

Rashad Greene's relatives say they're proud of his many accomplishments and they are excited about him playing in the national bowl game.

Known as RG-80 to his family and friends, Rashad Greene is ready to help his team win a national championship with his family cheering him on.

"Very proud. Rashad is very humbled and it seems like his family members is more excited than Rashad is because he is so humbled. But we all are very proud of Rashad," said Cassandra Greene, mother.

The Seminoles Wide Receiver from Albany played at Westover High for 2 years before moving to Florida and playing for St. Thomas Aquinas. He's known as a role model on and off the football field.

"Everything he's doing, I wish I could have done it. But I'm more proud of him as an older brother and I support him," said Rahaem James, brother.

This will be the star player and honor student's first trip to the BCS National Game with the Noles.

Greene's middle school football coach watched him grow as a player over the years.

"I've had few to play but never one to play in the national championship. Had a few to play professional football but one to play in the National Championship and to be in the role that Rashad is in, he's definitely a leader," said Coach A.B. King, Rashad's Merry Acres Middle School Coach.

Greene's mother says she talked to her son Wednesday. She says he's ready and focused on winning the game.

"It's amazing, it's amazing. It's a big accomplishment. And we always expected Rashad to do well because he set his expectations high. The support that he's received from his family members, coaches, the community, we always expected him to do very well," said Cassandra Greene, mother.

The family is confident, the Noles and Rashad will return with the national championship trophy in hand.

Family members are flying out to Pasadena Sunday to watch the game in person.

Rashad Greene has been FSU's leading receiver for two straight years.

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