Hoefeld to start at center for No.11 Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State has made two changes to its offensive line for the No. 11 Seminoles’ game Saturday at Wake Forest.

Ryan Hoefeld will get the start at center and Derrick Kelly will opent at right tackle.

Hoefeld started four games last season but did not play in the first three games this year due to injuries. Coach Jimbo Fisher said he has been impressed with Hoefeld’s comfort in making all the calls on the line.

Kelly will also get his first start of the season after replacing Brock Ruble during the Sept. 18 game at Boston College.

Fisher also said after that backup running back Mario Pender is recovering well after having surgery on Wednesday due to complications from a collapsed lung. Pender was injured during practice last week.