Group of gridiron graduates largest in last decade
Overview: Two-time First-team All-ACC selection ... Broke school records with 200 career receptions and 15 career 100-yard receiving games, both previously held by consensus All-American Torry Holt, and finished second (to Holt) in school history with 3,119 yards and with 21 TD catches ... Tied for second in ACC history for 100-yard receiving games and ranks fourth in both career receptions and career receiving yards ... Joins Florida State?s Peter Warrick as the only two receivers in ACC history to record 200 career receptions and 3,000 career receiving yards ... Of his 200 career grabs, 46 have been for 20+ yards, 61 have been to convert on third down and 133 have been to gain a first down ... Caught at least one pass in 39 consecutive games, which ties for the longest streak in school history ... Joins Holt as the only two receivers in school history to record two 1,000-yard receiving seasons ... only Holt ever had a season with more receptions or more yards ... Ranks 33rd in NCAA history for career receiving yards and tied for 42nd for career receptions.
In 2003: The second-leading vote getter on the All-ACC first team, only Philip Rivers had more ... Led the ACC this season in receiving yards (105.3/game) and receptions (6.62)... His 2003 receptions (86) and yards (1,369) are both the second-highest in ACC and school history (to Holt) ... Finished the year ranked fifth in the nation for total receiving yards, sixth in receiving yards-per-game and 12th in receptions-per-game ... Gained 217 yards on nine receptions in the win over North Carolina, the third-highest yardage total in school history, 19th in ACC history, he was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for that performance ... Had a career high and second most in school history, 13 receptions in the Tangerine Bowl, for 171 yards and a touchdown catch, breaking school records for receptions and receiving yards in a bowl game, as well as setting those records for Tangerine Bowl history.
In 2002: A first-team All-ACC performer, he led the league with 85.2 receiving yards per game ... Tallied 1,192 reception yards in 2002, the second-best mark ever by a Wolfpack receiver ... His 67 grabs also ranked second ever at NC State ... Turned in seven 100+yard receiving games last season, that marks only the third time in school history for a Wolfpack player (Torry Holt did it in 1998 and Koren Robinson did it in 2000) ... Suffered a high ankle sprain in the loss at Maryland and was listed as doubtful, he ended up with 108 yards on eight catches the next week at Virginia ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in receptions per game (4.79) ... Tallied 1,400 yards of all-purpose yardage in 2002, the seventh-best mark in school history ... The Pack?s leading punt returner with 20 for 109 yards (a 5.4 yard average) ... Had a career-high 174 yards receiving versus Duke, the ninth-best total in school history ... Tallied eight knockdown blocks in the win over North Carolina, maybe an all-time record for a Wolfpack wideout.
In 2001: The Pack?s third-leading receiver with 41 grabs for 483 yards, he earned the Bob Warren Award for integrity and sportsmanship ... That reception total ties as the 21st-best single-season mark in school history ... That mark also tied for the third-best ever by an NC State sophomore ... Pulled in three touchdown receptions versus Clemson, that mark ties as the third-highest single-game total ever by an NC State player ... Made a career-high 11 grabs for 123 yards in the loss to ninth-ranked Maryland, including three third-down catches ... Those 11 receptions tie as the third-highest single-game total in school history ... Had almost half (19) of his total receptions in the last three games of the season, two of those contests were against top-10 opponents ... Also the Pack?s top punt returner with 10 returns for 100 yards ... Played more snaps in the regular season than any other Wolfpack wideout (582) ... Injured his ankle in the Tangerine Bowl, he finished with just one catch in that Wolfpack loss ... Earned the ?Second Effort? Award on offense following 2002 spring drills.
In 2000: Valuable special teams player who had an immediate impact as a true freshman.... Tied for second on the team with 10 special teams tackles... Started the Virginia game at tight end ... A co-winner of the team's Most Valuable Specialist Award for the 2000 season, he led the team in special teams points with 96 ... Missed the bowl game after injuring his shoulder in pre-bowl practice ? His 152 special teams plays ranked eighth on the squad.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Nathanial Kelly, he pulled down 39 receptions for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Also played defensive back at Phillips High School, he intercepted five passes as a senior, returning one for a score ... Touchdown Club Back of the Year, top receiver and MVP Birmingham Grid Forecaster?s Club ... A first-team All-Metro, Super All-Metro and all-state performer according to the Birmingham News ... Also won all-state honors as a junior ... A four-year letterwinner in basketball as a shooting guard, he played against Wolfpack quarterback Philip Rivers on the hardwood ... High school teammate of Wolfpack linebacker, Corrie Dawson ... Majoring in sports management ... Born 6/16/82.
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