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Ted Larsen heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: A key to the Wolfpack's improvement in the second half of the 2008 season, the coaching staff attributed his development as a factor behind the offense's increased output … Moved from the defensive line to center in 2008 spring drills … Earned the starting spot for the entire season and saw action in 730 snaps … Recipient of the team's Jim Ritcher Award for Outstanding Offensive lineman. 2007: 11 GP; 2 GS; 7 Sol-12 TT, 2.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 PBU, 1 QBH; Started two games at defensive tackle - on the right side versus Boston College at the left versus Clemson. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-9 TT, 3 TFL, 2 SK; Backup defensive tackle who started against Boston College, Virginia and Clemson contests … Missed the season finale versus East Carolina with an injury. 2005: Redshirted the season at defensive tackle … Earned the 'top newcomer' award for the defense following 2006 spring workouts. Personal: Father, Robert, played defensive end at Wichita State from 1972-1976.
Andre Brown heading into Sr season: 2008: Battled back from a left foot fracture in spring camp to start all 13 games, leading the team with a career-high 767 yards and seven touchdowns on 175 carries (4.4 avg.)...Registered 46 first-down runs (26.29%), as he converted 8-of-12 third-down snaps and had 29 positive carries inside the red zone, including 15 on goal-line plays...23 of his runs were for at least 10 yards, as he was tackled behind the line of scrimmage 17 times (9.71%) and stopped for no gain on eight other runs...Had key rushes that set up 10 touchdown drives and one more that ended with a field goal...Ranked second on the team with a career-high 29 receptions for 309 yards (10.7 avg.) and two scores...Added 13 yards on a kickoff return to total 1,089 all-purpose yards, an average of 83.77 yards per game...2007: 8 GP; 4 GS; Rush: 95-447-4.7-5; Rec: 25-194-7.8-0; Ranks 12th in NC State history with 1,772 career yards, he missed four complete games after fracturing his foot at Florida State ... Underwent surgery and didn't return until the Wake Forest game ... Rushed for 447 yards for the season, he was also a threat to catch the ball ... Tallied more receptions in eight games (25) than in his previous two seasons combined (16 in 23 games) ... On the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award ... Reinjured his foot in 2008 spring drills and underwent a second surgery ... Should be back at full speed for fall camp...2006: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 124-658-5.3-4; Rec: 9-52-5.8-0; KR: 7-131-18.7-0; Became the 21st player in school history to rush for over 1,000 career yards when he had 113 against Florida State ... Reached that milestone in his 16th game, the eight-shortest time in school history for a player to reach 1,000 rushing yards ... The Wolfpack's leading rusher in seven games, he ranked second on the team in rushing with 658 yards ... Averaged 5.3 yards per carry, the seventh-best mark in school history ... 2005: 11 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 129-667-5.2-6; Rec: 7-76-10.9-0; KR: 9-197-21.9-0; A first-team Academic All-ACC performer.
Mike Glennon heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 3/73 - Mike Glennon, QB, 6-6, 220, North Carolina State...Glennon is a big-armed cornerback who fits nicely into the Bucs system. Sat behind Russell Wilson at North Carolina State for three seasons but ranks third in school history with 7,411 passing yards. Glennon will give the Bucs an insurance policy if starter Josh Freeman falters or is injured in 2013. Recruited by Greg Schiano to Rutgers five years ago. QUOTE TO NOTE: "The thing with the accuracy, if you watch, he had an extraordinarily high number of dropped passes. Certainly not every throw is on the spot, but that's something we took into account." - Coach Greg Schiano on QB Mike Glennon's 58-percent completion percentage last season. - The Sports Xchange
Earl Wolff heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Eagles' picks: 5/136 - Earl Wolff, S, 5-11, 209, North Carolina State...Wolf is a physical player with 4.4 speed who can play centerfield or down in the box. His ticket to a roster spot will be on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
Audie Cole heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 7/210 - Audie Cole, ILB, 6-4, 246, North Carolina State...A big middle linebacker who runs a 4.8, he'll help on special teams and provide backup behind middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley. - The Sports Xchange
Nate Irving heading into rSr season: 2010: A first-team All-ACC performer, second-team Walter Camp All-American and a semifinalist for the 2010 Butkus Award, Irving's 20.5 tackles for loss for the season tied for fourth in Wolfpack history, while his career mark of 39.5 ranks seventh...2009: Missed the 2009 season after sustaining multiple injuries in a car accident in late June ... Suffered a collapsed lung, broken rib, separated shoulder and a compound fracture in his leg ... Told reporters in August that he felt ‘blessed’ to be alive after the single-car accident ... Began lifting with the team this winter and running with the Sports Medicine staff...2008: Honorable mention All-ACC performer for 2008, he would have battled for first-team honors if he hadn't missed a third of the season with an injury ... Has averaged 8.7 tackles per game in 12 career starts ... Has made 113 of his 136 career tackles in his starts ... Tied for third on the team with 84 tackles despite the games missed ... Led the team with four interceptions...2007: Finished the season as one of the Wolfpack's top performers on defense, 27 of his 52 tackles were made in the last four games ... Moved into the starting lineup in the win over Virginia and started four of the last five contests ... Tallied 155 special teams plays for the season ...2006: Redshirted.
Anthony Hill heading into rSr season: 2007: Suffered a torn ACL in July and underwent surgery before preseason camp began ... Had been named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end ... Missed 2008 spring workouts, but hopes to be ready for fall camp...2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rec: 45-478-10.6-0; A second-team 2006 All-ACC performer, he was the Wolfpack's leading receiver with 45 catches - 15 more than any other NC State player ... Ranked fifth in the ACC with 3.75 receptions per game ... Most experienced player on offense, he has seen action in 1,038 snaps for his career ... 2005: 12 GP; 11 GS; Rec: 15-140-9.3-1; An integral part of the Wolfpack's offense, he is a powerful blocker as well as a talented receiver … Started 11 of 12 games … Scored his first career touchdown in the win at ninth-ranked Florida State, that ended up being the game winner… Named the Wolfpack's most dependable tight end following 2006 spring drills...2004: 4 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 1-(-4)-(-4)-0; Saw action in four contests, including a season-high of 12 snaps in the win over East Carolina in the season finale ... Did not have a catch for the season ... Co-recipient of the Most Improved tight end award following 2005 spring drills ... Named the King of the Boards for the offense as well.
*David Amerson heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 2/51 -- David Amerson, CB, 6-1, 205, North Carolina State...The Redskins passed on a more immediate need at free safety to go for the ball-hawking Amerson, who picked off 18 passes during his two full college seasons as a starter but also got burned by going for the big play so often. - The Sports Xchange
*Terrell Manning heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 5/163 -- Terrell Manning, LB, 6-2, 237, North Carolina State...Two-year starter at outside linebacker will go inside in 3-4. Knee injuries in past hurt his draft stock but a lot to like with his playmaking attributes. - The Sports Xchange
Willie Young heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 12 GS; 29 Sol-58 TT, 12.5 TFL, 6.5 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 10 QBH, 1 BLK; Honorable mention All-ACC. Tallied 26 quarterback pressures (coaches' count) for the season to lead the team … Also led the team in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (6.5) … Tallied five tackles, including three for loss and two sacks, and intercepted a pass in the win over North Carolina. 2007: 12 GP; 8 GS; 24 Sol-38 TT, 15 TFL, 5.5 SK, 3 PBU, 11 QBH, 2 FF; Tallied 16 tackles for loss for the season, that ties as the seventh-best mark in school history … Pressured the opponent quarterback 24 times for the year (coaches' count) … 14 of his 16 tackles for loss were in the last seven games of the year … Posted the best all-around performance of his career in the win over Virginia, tallying seven tackles, including three sacks and pressuring the Cavalier QB five times … Broke up six passes for the season, the third-highest mark on the team. 2006: 12 GP; 5 GS; 24 Sol-44 TT, 5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 5 QBH; started the last four of the season … In for a high of 68 plays against Georgia Tech, he tallied a season-high nine tackles in that contest as well … Led the team in quarterback pressures with 15 - more than double any other Wolfpack player … Led the team with eight tackles against East Carolina … Earned the 'second effort' award for the defense following 2006 spring drills. 2005: Redshirted at defensive end … Originally signed with the Pack in 2004, he attended prep school in the fall and enrolled at N.C. State in January of 2005.
George Bryan heading into rSr season: 2010: First-team All-ACC performer, semifinalist for the 2010 Mackey Award … Ranked third on the team in receiving with 35 catches for 369 yards and three touchdowns … Earned the team's Bo Rein Award, given to the players who "makes a vital contribution in an unsung role." 2009: Arrested in April 2010 with three teammates of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; charges dropped due to illegal search … Named a first-team All-ACC performer after leading all league tight ends in receptions … The Wolfpack's second-leading receiver with 40 catches for 422 yards … Named to the midseason `watch' list for the Mackey Trophy, he was the only ACC player to make the list and one of just three sophomores … Scored six TDs on the season. 2008: Started six games, four due to injuries and two in two tight-end sets … The Pack's fifth-leading receiver with 18 catches for 201 yards… Ranked second on the team with four TD receptions … Led the team in receiving with five grabs against East Carolina, gaining 58 yards including a 30-yard bomb and the late fourth-quarter game-tying score. 2007: Redshirted … Caught the game-winning 30-yard touchdown pass in the Red/White spring game.
Markus Kuhn heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Giants picks: Round 7/239 - Markus Kuhn, DT, 6-5, 299, North Carolina State...Excels at pushing the pocket and batting down passes despite having limited experience in the game. - The Sports Xchange
Dontae Johnson heading into Sr season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 4/129 -- Dontae Johnson, CB, 6-2, 200, North Carolina State...Johnson is a project that lacks fundamentals but has great athletic upside. His size and speed combination (he ran a 4.45 in the 40) is one you find in earlier rounds, but he jumped between corner and safety without fully mastering one position. The 49ers and their coaching staff will have to coach him up, but he could be a starter down the road if he realizes his potential allowed by his physical gifts. - The Sports Xchange
Toney Baker heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…Granted an extra season of eligibility, could return in 2010. 2007: The Pack's starting tailback entering the 2007 campaign, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener … Played 26 snaps, rushing 10 times for 38 yards and catching three passes for another 38, before the injury … Underwent surgery on October 11, he sat out 2008 spring drills but hopes to be back for fall camp…2006: Led the Wolfpack in rushing with 688 yards, his 57.3 yards per game ranked 10th in the ACC …Team's second-leading rusher with 546 yards on the season, scoring five touchdowns … Ranked 15th in the ACC with 45.5 yards per game … Ranked third on the team in all-purpose yards with 678, he also had 13 catches …Father, Tony, played football at East Carolina and in the NFL.
T.J. Graham heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 3/69 - T.J. Graham, WR, 6-0, 180, North Carolina State...The Bills liked Graham so much they gave a seventh-round pick to Washington to move up two spots but this may have been a reach this high. Track star does fill need for deep speed and he's ACC's career kickoff return leader. - The Sports Xchange
Antoine Holmes heading into Sr season: 2007: 10 GP; 0 GS; 13 Sol-20 TT, 5.5 TFL, 3 SK, 1 PBU, 2 QBH; Junior college transfer who played at defensive end in the first seven games of 2007 and at defensive tackle in the last two - he played tackle in 2008 spring drills ...JC: Had 44 tackles, including 18 for loss, in 2006 at Lackawanna Junior College ... Also notched 11 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a blocked kick and a safety ... Ranked No. 35 among all junior college prospects by Rivals.com ... A four-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... First-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association ... JC Grid-Wire named him a second-team All-American.
J.R. Sweezy heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 7/225 - J.R. Sweezy, DT, 6-4, 298, North Carolina State...Sweezy played defensive tackle in college, finishing with 16 tackles and two sacks his final season for the Wolf Pack. But Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable convinced him to switch to offensive guard. - The Sports Xchange
Owen Spencer heading into Sr season: 2010: Second team All-ACC in 2010...team leader in receiving with 60 catches for 912 yards (15.2 YPC) and 4 TDs...2009: Broke his own ACC single season record with a 25.5 yard per catch average ... That mark led the nation ... Ranked fourth in the league in receiving yards per game (69.5) ... Ranked third on the team in receptions with 30, but led in receiving yards (765) ... Had his best career game at Florida State when he pulled down five catches for 165 yards and a score ... Suffered a concussion in the win over Gardner-Webb and missed the Pitt contest...2008: The Wolfpack's big-play threat at wide receiver - of the team's 55 pass plays of 20 yards or more, he was at the receiving end of 15 of them ... Finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC in receiving yards per game with 53.2 ... Averaged 22.3 yards per catch - a new ACC and Wolfpack single-season record ... Either led or tied for the team lead in receptions seven times...2007: Reserve wide receiver, he saw action in all 12 games as a rookie ... Longest catch was a 30-yarder in the win over Virginia.
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