Team elects group of peers to `position of respect'
A preview of the 2012 squad
Coach O'Brien and a few players visited the Levine Children's Hospital, while the coaching staff's spouses went to St. Patrick's Cathedral
Pack on one-game season, need win for bowl eligibility
NC State thumped No. 7 Clemson, 37-13
In 2011: Talented young player who had twice as many quarterback pressures as any Pack defender with 30 for the season ... Started eight games at defensive end, his seven sacks led the team ... Tallied 10 total tackles for loss, the third-best mark on the squad ... Had a huge game in the win over No. 7 Clemson with three sacks for a loss of 16 yards and a caused fumble that led to a Wolfpack score ... Smallest player on the defensive line ... Thrown into the fire early, he started the second game of his collegiate career - at Wake Forest.
In 2010: Redshirted the season ... A two-time defensive scout team player of the week, he earned that accolade for the Western Carolina and North Carolina contests.
Prep: Played three years of varsity football for coach Michael Collins at Chamblee High School ... Recorded 57 tackles, including 18 for loss and seven sacks, during his senior year ... Forced three fumbles and recovered one ... Boasted 65 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a junior ... As a sophomore, tallied 59 tackles including 16 for loss ... A mathematics major.