The Wolfpacker

July 2013 Football Preview

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 114 of 163

2008 Recruiting Class Players Signed In Class: 26 Players Enrolled in 2008: 22 (Marty Everett, Thomas Locust, Roy Mangram and Tobais Palmer did not enroll) Played As A True Freshman: 3 (T.J. Graham, Sterling Lucas, Dwayne Maddox) Players With At Least One Start In Their Careers: 14 CLASS RANKINGS — No. 31 in the nation, No. 5 in the ACC. — No. 29 in the nation, No. 6 in the ACC. ESPN — No. 5 in the ACC. HONORS Mike Glennon — 2012: Honorable mention AllACC. T.J. Graham — 2011: First-team All-ACC. 2008: Honorable mention All-ACC. Terrell Manning — 2011: Second-team All-ACC. R.J. Mattes — 2012: Second-team All-ACC. Earl Wolff — 2012: First-team All-ACC. NFL DRAFT Zach Allen — Seattle Seahawks, free agent, 2013. T.J. Graham — Buffalo Bills, third round, No. 69 pick overall, 2012. Mike Glennon — Tampa Bay Buccaneers, third round, No. 73 pick overall, 2013. Terrell Manning — Green Bay Packers, fifth round, No. 163 selection, 2012. R.J. Mattes — New England Patriots, free agent, 2013. C.J. Wilson — Chicago Bears, free agent, 2013. Earl Wolff — Philadelphia Eagles, fifth round, No. 136 pick, 2013. YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD 2008: 6-7 overall, 4-4 ACC, Bowl vs. Rutgers (L, 29-23) 2009: 5-7 overall, 2-6 ACC 2010: 9-4 overall, 5-3 ACC, Champs Sports Bowl vs. West Virginia (W, 23-7) 2011: 8-5 overall, 4-4 ACC, Belk Bowl vs. Louisville (W, 31-24) 2012: 7-6 overall, 4-4 ACC, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl vs. Vanderbilt (L, 3824) Class Grade: B+ Quarterback Mike Glennon, receiver/kick returner T.J. Graham, linebacker Terrell Manning and safety Earl Wolff will all be regarded among the best players at their respective positions in NC State history. Others, such as cornerback C.J. Wilson and offensive linemen Zach Allen, R.J. Mattes and Andrew Wallace, were multi-year starters, and all of those players except Wallace will have a shot of continuing their football careers. The high attrition rate with the class and the lack of a breakthrough season on the field prevented an A-grade. July 2013  ■ 113 112-114,116,118.Class of 2008.indd 113 7/1/13 10:11 AM

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Wolfpacker - July 2013 Football Preview