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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

With the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs taking place, it was a busy week in professional sports. On Thursday night, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin became the 40th Florida State player ever to go in the first round of the NFL Draft, but the brightest former Florida State star this week did his damage on the diamond.

San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey got off to a slow start in 2014, but has really begun to heat up. This week, Posey went 10-for-22 at the plate for a .455 batting average, earning him the honors of Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of May 5th through the 11th.

Posey scored four runs this week for San Francisco while driving in four more including a RBI single in the ninth inning on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates that forced extra innings.

Since April 25th, Posey has raised his average by 86 points, from .219 to .306. Posey is also one of the big reasons why the San Francisco Giants are in first place in the National League West with a league-best 24-14 record. Posey’s seven home runs on the season currently ranks second among National League catchers.

Mike Ferguson

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on, and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.