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    47  Taylor Gentry
    Taylor Gentry

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Raleigh, N.C.

    High School:
    Leesville Road

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 250

    Position:
    FB


    In 2010: Has been the Wolfpack's starting fullback for the past two seasons, he has become a vital part of the offense even though he has never rushed the football ... Pulled down 14 receptions last season and is a powerful blocker ... Has made an even bigger mark on special teams, leading NC State in special teams' tackles each of the past two seasons ... Has been named the Wolfpack's Special Teams Player of the Year each of the past two seasons.

    In 2009: Led the team in special teams' snaps (219) and tackles (21) ... Had 10 receptions in 2009, including a pair versus Gardner-Webb and versus Maryland ... Scored his first career touchdown in the win over Pitt, a 23-yarder ... Partially blocked a punt at Florida State.

    In 2008: Started the last two games of the regular season: at North Carolina and versus Miami ... Pulled down a huge reception in the win over the Tar Heels to keep a scoring drive alive ... Did not rush the ball in 2008 but tallied seven catches ... In for 184 special teams snaps, the fourth-highest total on the team.

    Prep: Coached by David Green at Raleigh's Leesville Road High School ... Played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, outside linebacker and defensive end ... Tallied just under 2,000 career receiving yards, he scored 21 touchdowns during his senior campaign ... Tallied 125 total tackles that year as well ... Scored a touchdown in the Shrine Bowl ... Two-time all-conference, all-area and his team MVP ... Brother, Zach, is also on the squad and was the second-leading tackle on special teams last season ... Mother, Kathryn, was a featured baton twirler at NC State in the 80s ... A parks, recreation and tourism major.

    2008 Gentry Game by Game Stats

    Opp. Pl. Rec Yds TD Lg Spec. Snaps
    @ S. Car. 0 0 0 0 0 8
    W&M 5 1 5 0 5 10
    @ Clem Spec. Teams Only 9
    ECU Spec. Teams Only 17
    S. Fla 5 0 0 0 0 17
    BC 28 1 9 0 9 20
    FSU 10 1 25 0 25 16
    @ Mary 19 2 19 0 10 17
    @ Duke 8 0 0 0 0 19
    WFU 29 1 6 0 6 17
    *@ UNC 15 1 8 0 8 15
    *Miami 9 0 0 0 0 19
    Rutgers 10 0 0 0 0 19

    2009 Gentry Game by Game Stats

    Opp. Pl. Rec Yds TD Lg Spec. Snaps
    *S. Car. 7 1 0 0 0 15
    *Murray St. 23 1 5 0 5 15
    *G. Webb 28 2 19 0 15 20
    Pitt 21 1 23 1 23 22
    *@ WFU 20 0 0 0 0 18
    Duke 3 0 0 0 0 21
    @ BC 21 2 14 0 8 22
    @ FSU 19 0 0 0 0 22
    Maryland 37 2 16 0 12 17
    Clemson 16 0 0 0 0 21
    *@ Va Tech 17 1 6 0 6 13
    UNC 5 0 0 0 0 13

    2010 Gentry Game by Game Stats

    Opp. Pl. Rec Yds TD Lg
    *WCU 27 1 1 1 1
    *@ UCF 10 0 0 0 0
    CIN 29 3 20 1 8
    @ GT 25 2 29 0 21
    *VT 19 1 3 0 3
    BC 12 0 0 0 0
    *@ ECU 42 2 17 0 14
    FSU 6 0 0 0 0
    *@ Clem 10 0 0 0 0
    *WF 19 1 14 0 14
    @ UNC 12 2 18 0 12
    *@ Md. 26 0 0 0 0
    *#WVU 23 2 14 0 11

    # - Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

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