Tensi to Biletnikoff was the Seminoles first great passing combination. There would be many more to come — like Hammond to Sellers, Ward to McCorvey, and Weinke to Warrick. But Steve Tensi and Fred Biletnikoff were a tough act to follow.
On this edition of Garnet & Great, Tensi (pictured above with Coach Peterson) tells how he and Biletnikoff and the '64 team took FSU from being barely known outside the South to a number 11 national ranking. If FSU had run a pro-style offense in '62 and '63, who knows how many thousands of yards the duo might have produced.
Out of football for several years, Tensi is now in construction in North Carolina. He hasn't been to an FSU game in decades, but often watches the Noles on TV — when not entertaining his grandchildren. By the way, Steve is still married to the girl he met at freshman orientation, his second day on the FSU campus.