Nov. 19, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. -
NC State senior wide receiver Tobais Palmer was named the ACC Receiver of the Week for his performance this past weekend at Clemson.
Palmer set an ACC and NC State record with 496 all-purpose yards against No. 11 Clemson, shattering the previous NC State high mark of 336 held by T.J. Graham, and the previous ACC mark of 411 yards, held by John Leach of Wake Forest (1993). The 496 yards is the second highest in NCAA FBS history.
He set a school record for most kickoff return yards in a single game with 277 on the day, just six shy of the ACC record. The previous NC State record was 202 by Graham against Duke in 2009.
Palmer also finished with a career-best 219 yards receiving and three touchdown catches. The 219 yards receiving is the third most in a game in NC State history, only Torry Holt (twice in 1998) had more receiving yards in a single game. The 219 yards is the highest receiving output in the ACC in 2012.