The Wolfpacker

July 2016

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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154 ■ THE WOLFPACKER Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team David Amerson CB 3 Oakland Raiders Played in two games off the bench for the Redskins to start the season before being cut … Quickly picked up by Oakland and appeared in 14 contests with 12 starts, and notched 58 tackles, 25 passes broken up, four interceptions (returned one for a touch- down) and one forced fumble. Jacoby Brissett QB R New England Patriots Was the first ACC and fourth overall quarterback drafted; he was picked with the Pats' second third-round choice, 91st overall. Juston Burris CB R New York Jets Tabbed with the 20th pick of the fourth round, 118th overall. Audie Cole LB 4 Minnesota Vikings Played in seven games with one start before suffering a season-ending broken ankle … Tallied three tackles and a fumble recovery. Rob Crisp OL 1 Arizona Cardinals Undrafted rookie spent all of last year on the Cardinals' practice squad. Mike Glennon QB 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Did not play in a game last year for Tampa Bay. T.J. Graham WR 4 Philadelphia Eagles* Mid-year pickup by the Saints appeared in four contests with one start and caught four passes for 24 yards. Steven Hauschka K 8 Seattle Seahawks Hit 29 of his 31 field goal attempts (93.5 percent) and 40 of 44 extra points (90.9 percent) … Ranked third in the NFL in field goal percentage, tied for eighth in scoring (127 points) and tied for 10th in field goals made with a long of 54, which tied for the 13th longest kick in 2015. Nate Irving LB 5 Indianapolis Colts Played in eight games with two starts before a season-ending wrist injury … Finished with 14 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and two passes broken up. Dontae Johnson CB 2 San Francisco 49ers Appeared in every game for the 49ers with three starts … Notched 32 tackles, five passes defended and one blocked field goal. Markus Kuhn DT 4 New England Patriots* Saw action in 10 games with nine starts for the Giants before a season-ending knee injury … Finished with 20 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Ted Larsen OL 6 Chicago Bears* Started the final seven games for the Cardinals and opened 10 games overall for the NFL's No. 1 offense (408.3 yards per game). Manny Lawson LB 10 Buffalo Bills Started 14 times and recorded 47 tackles, one sack, five passes broken up and an interception. Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team T.Y. McGill DT 1 Indianapolis Colts The undrafted rookie played in 12 games and compiled 11 tackles, three sacks and one pass broken up. Tobais Palmer WR 1 Carolina Panthers* Has not played an NFL game since 2013, but was an offseason signing of the Panthers. Philip Rivers QB 12 San Diego Chargers Started every game for the 10th straight season and threw for 4,792 yards with 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions … Ranked second in the league in passing yards, seventh in completion percentage (66.1), and 12th in touchdown throws (tied) and passer rating (93.8). J.R. Sweezy OL 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers* Started 15 regular-season games and both playoff contests for the Seahawks, who boasted the NFL's No. 3 rushing offense. Joe Thuney OL R New England Patriots Was selected in the third round, 78th overall, and is expected to play on the interior … He was the first Wolfpacker and ACC offensive lineman picked; he marked NC State's highest front-line draftee since 1986 (Joe Milnichik, No. 69). Stephen Tulloch LB 10 Detroit Lions Started every game and posted 107 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one sack, a pass deflection and a forced fumble … Although technically still on the Lions roster, he is expected to be released before the season starts. Mario Williams DE 10 Miami Dolphins* Started 15 games for the Bills and recorded 19 tackles with five sacks before being released this offseason and signing with their division rival. Russell Wilson QB 4 Seattle Seahawks In his 16 starts, the signal-caller threw for 4,024 yards and 34 touchdowns against just eight interceptions … His 110.1 passer rating led the NFL … Also rushed for 553 yards and a touchdown … Was the No. 1 pick in the Pro Bowl draft and was named the Offensive MVP of the game. Earl Wolff S 2 Jacksonville Jaguars He did not appear in a NFL game last year while recovering from a knee injury that ended his 2014 campaign with the Eagles … Was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad for the final two weeks of the 2015 season. Willie Young LB 6 Chicago Bears In 15 games played and eight starts for the Bears, he posted 30 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two passes defended and an interception, which he returned 39 yards. Undrafted free-agent rookies: TE Benson Browne, Los Angeles Rams; DE Mike Rose, New York Giants; C Quinton Schooley, Pittsburgh Steelers * Has changed teams since the end of last year ■ PACK PROS Former Wolfpackers In The NFL BY RYAN TICE ■ BY THE NUMBERS 1 North Carolina program from the ACC had players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft (NC State, three); only two other colleges from the state produced picks. One also represents the number of the ACC teams that had more players selected than the Wolfpack (Clemson, nine). 29 Passes defended last year by David Amerson, which ranked second in the league according to He set a fran- chise record with six in a week 12 game against the Titans. 74 Solo tackles posted by Stephen Tulloch last year, which tied for 25th in the NFL. He finished with 107 total stops, his sixth 100-tackle campaign; he has 942 tackles in his 10-year career. 86.813 Is STEVEN HAUSCHKA'S career field goal percentage (158 of 182), which stands fourth in NFL history. 6,623 Receiving yards on 524 catches (12.6-yard aver- age) and 35 total touchdowns scored by Jerricho Cotchery in his 12 NFL seasons. He has not officially announced his retirement, but is currently unsigned. PHOTO COURTESY SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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