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November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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150 ■ THE WOLFPACKER ■ PACK PROS and his long of 54 yards was tied for the sixth-longest of the year. He checked in at No. 2 in the NFL with 62 points scored and had recorded touchbacks on 20 of his 36 kickoffs. Comeback Player Of The Midseason: CB David Amerson, Oakland Raiders — Tull- och is a great candidate after bouncing back from last year's injury, but he has not had to go through as much adversity as Amerson this season. The third-year professional was cut by the Washington Redskins after he appeared in the first two games and played sparingly, notching two tackles with one pass broken up. He played only special teams in that second contest. The former second-round pick did not remain on waivers for long. The Raiders quickly signed him and he appeared off the bench in their 27-20 win over Cleve- land Sept. 27, recording three tackles. He started the next three games (they had a bye week six) and notched 18 tackles with three passes broken up and one forced fumble. "He might be a great player somewhere else in the next year or so," Washington head coach Jay Gruden said at the time of his release. "His career is not over by a long shot. He's going to go somewhere else and play and probably play well. But we felt like it was time to move on from him." Best Single-Game Performance: Rivers vs. Green Bay Oct. 18 — Rivers' 150th con- secutive start was historic for more reasons than just his impressive streak, although his squad suffered a 27-20 defeat at Lambeau Field. The veteran quarterback finished the game 43-of-65 passing for 503 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He set new franchise records for attempts, completions and passing yards, and became the only NFL quarterback to ever throw for 500-plus yards and no interceptions in a loss. His 43 completions were the second most for a single game in league history. Most impressively, Rivers was playing behind an offensive line that was down three starters and had a fourth nursing an ankle injury. His starting streak is the fourth longest in league history, but he still has a long ways to go before matching Brett Favre's record of 297. ■ NFL Player Updates Through Oct. 26 • David Amerson (Played at NC State from 2010‑12), CB, Oakland Raiders: Played in two games off the bench for 3‑4 Washington before being released … Has appeared in four contests with the 3‑3 Raiders, starting three times … On the year, has 18 tackles, four passes broken up and a forced fumble. • Tyson Chandler (2010‑14), OT, Buffalo Bills: Placed on injured reserve by the 3‑4 Bills. • Audie Cole (2008‑11), LB, Minnesota Vikings: Appeared in every contest for the 4‑2 Vikings … Posted one tackle and one fumble recovery. • Jerricho Cotchery (2000‑03), WR, Carolina Panthers: Has seen action in four games for the 6‑0 Panthers … Hauled in eight passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. • Rob Crisp (2010‑14), OT, Arizona Cardinals: A member of the 5‑2 Cardinals' practice squad, although he was injured. • Mike Glennon (2011‑12), QB, Tampa Bay Buc ‑ caneers: Has not played this year for the 2‑4 Buc‑ caneers. • T.J. Graham (2008‑11), WR, Free Agent: Signed by New Orleans Oct. 19, but was released without ap‑ pearing in a game. • Steven Hauschka (2007), K, Seattle Seahawks: Converted 16 of 16 field goals and 14 of 14 extra points for 3‑4 Seattle … Had a long of 54 yards and ranked second in the NFL with 62 points scored … Tied for first in the NFL in field goals made. • Nate Irving (2007‑11), LB, Indianapolis Colts: Played in five contests with one start for the 3‑4 Colts … Made eight tackles. • Dontae Johnson (2010‑13), CB, San Francisco 49ers: Saw action in all seven games for the 2‑5 49ers … Notched eight stops and two passes broken up. • Markus Kuhn (2007‑11), DT, New York Giants: Played in four games and started three times for the 4‑3 Giants … Logged seven tackles and half a sack. • Ted Larsen (2006‑09), OL, Arizona Cardinals: Started the first three games of the season at left guard for the 5‑2 Cardinals, but has not appeared in a game since. • Manny Lawson (2002‑05), DE, Buffalo Bills: Started six times for the 3‑4 Bills … Recorded 16 tackles. • T.Y. McGill (2011‑14), DT, Indianapolis Colts: Played in three games and totaled a pair of stops for the 3‑4 Colts. • Philip Rivers (2000‑03), QB, San Diego Char ‑ gers: In seven starts for the 2‑5 Chargers, was 215‑of‑ 311 passing (69.1 percent completion rate) for 2,452 yards with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions … Registered a passer rating of 99.2. • J.R. Sweezy (2009‑11), OG, Seattle Seahawks: Started at right guard in every game for the 3‑4 Se‑ ahawks … Seattle was ranked No. 1 in the league with 1,003 rushing yards. • Stephen Tulloch (2003‑05), LB, Detroit Lions: Compiled 56 tackles and two fumble recoveries in seven starts for the 1‑6 Lions. • Mario Williams (2003‑05), DE, Buffalo Bills: Has opened every game for the 3‑4 Bills … Recorded 13 tackles and three sacks. • Russell Wilson (2008‑10), QB, Seattle Se ‑ ahawks: In seven starts for the 3‑4 Seahawks, was 142‑ of‑204 passing (69.6 percent) for 1,668 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions … Boasted a passer rating of 97.0 and had rushed 52 times for 271 yards (5.2‑yard average). • Willie Young (2006‑09), LB, Chicago Bears: Saw action in five games for the 2‑4 Bears … Notched three tackles and one sack. ■ MLB Season Wrap-Up • Jake Buchanan (Played at NC State from 2008‑10), RHP, Houston Astros: Threw nine innings in five big‑league appearances, striking out five and re‑ cording an ERA of 2.00. • Jonathan Diaz (2004‑06), SS, Toronto Blue Jays: Appeared in seven games for the Blue Jays, logging 13 at‑bats and hitting .154. • Nathan Karns (2007), RHP, Tampa Bay Rays: Posted a 7‑5 record with a 3.67 ERA … Started 26 games and has one relief appearance, logging 147 innings and striking out 145. • Cory Mazzoni (2009‑11), RHP, San Diego Pa ‑ dres: Saw action in eight games, pitching 8 2 ⁄3 innings and allowing 20 earned runs … Struck out eight during his time in the big leagues. • Carlos Rodon (2012‑14), LHP, Chicago White Sox: After earning an early‑season call‑up, finished the year with a 9‑6 record and 3.75 ERA … Pitched in 26 games, starting 23, and struck out 139 in 139 1 ⁄3 innings … Tied for third among MLB rookies with nine wins, and ranked fifth in innings pitched, games started and strikeouts … His ERA ranked sixth among rookies with at least 100 innings pitched. • Eric Surkamp (2006‑08), LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Made one big‑league appearance, allowing four earned runs in 3 1 ⁄3 innings pitched. • Trea Turner (2012‑14), SS, Washington Nation‑ als: Recorded 40 at‑bats in 27 games played after earning the call from the minors … Hit .225 with one home run, a double and one RBI … Also stole two bases. ■ Carlos Rodon made 23 starts and three relief appearances for the Chicago White Sox in 2015, posting a 9-6 record and a 3.75 ERA while striking out 139 batters. PHOTO COURTESY CHICAGO WHITE SOX Linebacker Audie Cole has appeared in every game for the Vikings this season, seeing ac- tion primarily on special teams while notching one tackle and a fumble recovery. PHOTO COURTESY MINNESOTA VIKINGS

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