TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas was picked by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Christmas is the second Seminole selected in this year’s draft, joining defensive end Brian Burns who on Thursday became FSU’s 45th first-round draft pick, marking the 10th straight draft with multiple Seminoles selected. Christmas is the 42nd Seminole drafted since 2013, giving FSU the most in the ACC and the fifth-highest total in the nation in that span. Since the 2010 NFL Draft, Florida State has produced 53 total draftees.
With the 209th overall pick, the Seahawks made Christmas the 51st defensive lineman drafted in Florida State’s program history, and the 2019 NFL Draft is the 12th time multiple FSU defensive linemen have been selected in the same year. Since 2000, the Seminoles have had 25 defensive linemen drafted.
Christmas appeared in 51 games with 38 starts in his FSU career, totaling 105 tackles, including 10.5 for loss with 3.5 sacks, 13 pass breakups, two fumbles recoveries, one quarterback hurry and one blocked kick. The Sarasota native was a third-team All-ACC performer and FSU’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman as a senior, finishing the year with 28 tackles, 3.0 for loss, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry. He made a career-high seven tackles vs. eventual national champion Clemson and registered a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss at No. 17 Miami. As a junior, Christmas registered a career-high 36 tackles and career-best 4.5 tackles for loss.