Max Larson, Florida State


Florida State University kicker Max Larson, a redshirt sophomore majoring in public health and minoring in chemistry, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by

Larson, who is from Davie, Florida, has a 3.46 grade-point average and has been a member of the ACC Honor Roll. He aspires to work as either an anesthesiologist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist to better assist the surgical outcomes of patients. This past summer, Larson shadowed a general surgeon and saw patients in the office. He also shadowed a doctor and other anesthesiologists at an ambulatory surgery.

“Few students demonstrate the level of dedication and passion for public health that Max Larson does,” said Regina Johnson, Ph.D, Florida State’s director of football academics. “His profound curiosity and insightful questions not only enrich classroom discussions but also inspire me as an educator. Max Larson possesses the unique combination of intellect and enthusiasm, making them not only an exemplary student but a future leader in the world of STEM. I do not doubt that his accomplishments in this field will be nothing short of extraordinary.”

The Military Bowl and are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

 The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”