FSU QB Tate Rodemaker game-day decision for ACC title game

FSU QB Tate Rodemaker exits game after hit to head (1:00)

Florida State QB Tate Rodemaker takes a big hit to the head in the fourth quarter vs. Florida, which results in a targeting call. (1:00)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Florida State could be without another quarterback as it gets set to take on Louisville on Saturday with an ACC championship and a possible berth in the College Football Playoff on the line.

Quarterback Tate Rodemaker, who started the team's final regular-season game -- a 24-15 win over Florida -- will be a game-day decision because of a head injury, according to the school.

Rodemaker left the Florida game in the fourth quarter after taking a late hit to the head following a scramble. He returned to action two plays later to help cap a touchdown drive.

Rodemaker's father, Alan, told ESPN on Saturday that the quarterback was found to have a concussion after testing Sunday, the day after the Florida game.

Alan Rodemaker said his son has been progressively getting better and that a decision on his playing status would be made after Florida State's walk-through Saturday.

"They're still doing all of these tests with him. They did not want to make a judgment on it [Friday] night," Alan Rodemaker said.

"Tate feels great now. He was fine after the [Florida] game. The problem was the Sunday and Monday after the game. Some of the things he didn't test well on. They didn't tell me exactly what it was, but there was a concern after they got back. We saw him when he got back. He had a little bit of a headache. But he went back into the game, and he checked off on the play when Benson scored."

Rodemaker has not been a full participant in practice this week, but a Florida State spokesperson told ESPN that the team continues to "go through the process" with Rodemaker and will "see what that means for Saturday."

Coach Mike Norvell had said Friday that Rodemaker passed initial testing on the field Saturday but began feeling symptoms Sunday. Rodemaker has participated in a number of drills in practice, but freshman Brock Glenn has taken most of the practice reps this week.

"There's a process we have to go through and certain benchmarks that we'll go through as we lead up to the game," Norvell said. "Then we'll see where he's at. But all those guys are ready and they're prepared."

Rodemaker took over the starting job after starter Jordan Travis injured his left leg against North Alabama on Nov. 18. Travis, who has started since the 2021 season, won ACC Player of the Year honors after helping the Seminoles lock up a spot in the conference championship game.

If Rodemaker is unable to play, Florida State would go with Glenn, who has taken only a handful of snaps this season. Glenn played late against North Alabama to get game reps, going 2-for-3 for 35 yards and adding a rushing touchdown. Glenn also came in for Rodemaker after he got hit against Florida last week, throwing incomplete on his lone pass.

Norvell said the game plan would not change much if Glenn is called into action.

Florida State is trying to win its first ACC championship, and make its first College Football Playoff appearance, since 2014. The Seminoles have become a hot topic of playoff discussion with Travis out for the season, but they were No. 4 in the latest CFP rankings.

ESPN's Andrea Adelson, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach contributed to this report.