The Wolfpacker

January 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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Redshirt sophomore defensive end Art Norman recorded 5.5 sacks and 29 quarterback pressures in the regular season. of the Week after making eight tackles and two sacks at Maryland Oct. 20. 16. Defensive tackle Thomas Teal McGill's counterpart and a redshirt sophomore, Teal started 11 games this season and had 36 tackles, including 9.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. He added 13 quarterback hurries. Teal was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after making four tackles, including two for loss, and pressuring the quarterback twice in the win over Florida State. 17. Defensive end Art Norman The redshirt sophomore continues to make his mark as a pass rushing specialist. He had 5.5 sacks this season, matching the team high, and he also led NC State with 29 quarterback pressures. He had 34 tackles overall, including 8.5 for loss. Norman has 12.5 career sacks, putting him on pace to approach Mario Williams' school record (25.5) in that category. 18. Running back Tony Creecy A nagging foot injury hampered the redshirt sophomore for much of the season, but Creecy was still a valuable contributor to the Wolfpack, rushing 118 times for 433 yards and four touchdowns while catching 28 passes for 132 yards and a score. 19. Offensive tackle Rob Crisp The talented junior started seven games at left tackle, missing five contests because of a back injury. The former five-star re- cruit hopes to use this season's experience as springboard to bigger things in 2013. phoot by ken martin yards for a touchdown. 23. Kicker Niklas Sade 20. Cornerback Juston Burris The sophomore made 12 of 21 field Burris started four games in his rookie goal attempts this fall, booting a long of year, and the redshirt freshman finished the 50 yards. He had five successful tries of regular season with 43 tackles, three interat least 40 yards, and he kicked a gameceptions and a team-high seven passes browinning attempt of 43 yards at Maryland ken up. His pick against Oct. 20. Florida State was one of The Wolfpacker's 24. Punter Wil Baumann the pivotal moments in that win. A late-season slump Preseason   lowered Baumann's avTop 25 Players 21. Tight end Mario Carter erage to 39.3 yards on 1. Quarterback Mike Glennon Carter, finally free of 71 punts, hampering the 2. Cornerback David Amerson knee injuries and no lonchances of the sophomore 3. Safety Earl Wolff ger backing up three-time becoming the first punter 4. Offensive lineman R.J. Mattes All-ACC tight end George since John Deraney in 5. Center Camden Wentz Bryan, turned in a good 2004 to average at least 40 6. Running back James Washington season as a starter, catchyards a punt at NC State. 7. Defensive end Art Norman ing 31 passes for 333 yards 8. Wide receiver Tobais Palmer and a pair of touchdowns. 25. Offensive tackle 9. Safety Brandan Bishop Tyson Chandler 10. Linebacker Sterling Lucas 22. Wide receiver The redshirt sophomore 11. Offensive tackle Rob Crisp 12. Defensive end Darryl Cato-Bishop Rashard Smith was expected to be a re13. Defensive end Brian Slay As a reserve, the redserve offensive lineman 14. Offensive guard Zach Allen shirt junior was servicethis year, but injuries to 15. Cornerback C.J. Wilson able, catching 16 passes Crisp and fifth-year senior 16. Defensive tackle Thomas Teal for 265 yards and four Andrew Wallace pushed 17. Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill touchdowns. As a punt Chandler into the lineup 18. Linebacker Rodman Noel returner, however, Smith against Connecticut. After 19. Running back Tony Creecy made his mark as one of starting three games at left 20. Defensive back Dontae Johnson the best in the league. He tackle, Chandler moved to 21. Offensive lineman Andrew Wallace averaged 9.4 yards a reright tackle for the next 22. Kicker Niklas Sade 23. Wide receiver Bryan Underwood turn, and he had one runeight games and never 24. Wide receiver Quintin Payton back against The Citadel relinquished the starting 25. Tight end Asa Watson in Raleigh Sept. 22 go 73 job. ■ 32  ■  the wolfpacker 30-32.Top 25 FB Players.indd 32 12/11/12 2:33 PM

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