The Wolfpacker

July 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ PACK PROS: NFL Update Name Andre Brown Former Wolfpackers In The NFL Pos. RB Spent 2011 on the Super Bowl champions' practice squad. Audie Cole LB WR FB WR OL K 2 R Was selected with the third pick of the seventh round (210th overall). Jerricho Cotchery Taylor Gentry Inked with the squad as an undrafted free agent. T.J. Graham Was selected with the sixth pick of the third round (60th overall). Leroy Harris 8 R R 5 4 1 Went 25 of 30 on field goals and made all 34 extra points he attempted last season. Nate Irving LB Tallied four stops as a rookie last season. Markus Kuhn DT Appeared in every game with three starts for the Bucs. Manny Lawson OL LB OL LB ing a passer rating of 88.7 in 2011. PHOTO COURTESY SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers earned his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl by passing for 4,624 yards and 27 touchdowns while compil- — It may have been a down year based on the high standards Rivers has set for him- self, but the signal-caller still ranked 11th in the league in passer rating (88.7), eighth in passing scores (27), seventh in comple- tion percentage (.629) and sixth in passing yards (4,624). It was the quarterback's fourth straight Top Five Seasons In 2011 Which former Wolfpack standouts had the best NFL seasons last fall? 1. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers Played in eight games with four starts for the Redskins. Terrell Manning Was selected with the 28th pick of the fifth round (163rd overall). John McCargo DT Played in four contests with the Bucs and notched five stops. DeMario Pressley DT QB R Was selected with the 32nd pick of the seventh round (239th overall). Ted Larsen 2 6 8 Years In NFL Current Team New York Giants Minnesota Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers Appeared in 13 games for the Steelers and hauled in 16 receptions for 237 yards and two scores. He also had a 31-yard touchdown catch in the playoffs. Kansas City Chiefs Buffalo Bills Tennessee Titans Started all 16 games last season, and he has now started in each of the last 31 games he has played in. Steven Hauschka Denver Broncos New York Giants Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cincinnati Bengals Started 15 times for the Bengals, and he notched 31 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four pass deflections. Sean Locklear R 6 3 Played in one game with the Panthers and recorded five tackles with a pass deflection. Philip Rivers 8 WR G 1 Spent time on the practice squad with four different clubs. J.R. Sweezy LB campaign with at least 4,000 yards pass- ing, and he was voted to the Pro Bowl, his fourth all-star selection. Over the final five games of the year, Rivers helped the Char- gers go 4-1, while he averaged 282.6 yards per game and threw for 11 touchdowns against just three interceptions. 2. Stephen Tulloch, LB, Detroit Lions — The middle linebacker recorded his third straight campaign with at least 100 tackles after he finished with 111 stops (84 solo), three sacks, five passes defended, two in- terceptions and a fumble recovery for a 148 ■ THE WOLFPACKER G New York Giants Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears Chicago Bears San Diego Chargers Started all 16 games and threw for 4,624 yards with 27 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Owen Spencer R Was selected with the 18th pick of the seventh round (225th overall). Stephen Tulloch Was on the Packers' and Bills' practice squads. Mario Williams Adrian Wilson S Was selected with the 12th pick of the third round (75th overall). Willie Young QB DE 6 1 Cleveland Browns Seattle Seahawks Detroit Lions Recorded 111 stops, three sacks, five passes defended and two interceptions, and he also scored on a fumble recovery. Jake Vermiglio Buffalo Bills DE 6 11 R 2 Buffalo Bills Made 11 tackles, five sacks and forced a fumble in five games as a linebacker before an injury ended his final campaign in Houston. Arizona Cardinals Notched 65 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and 14 passes defended while playing through a torn biceps and not missing a game in 2011. Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Detroit Lions Tallied 14 stops, three sacks and a pass defended in 14 appearances. Seattle Seahawks

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