Phil Steele Announces his All-Americans and All-ACC Teams
NC State Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow and head coach Tom O'Brien addressed the media Monday after the Pack's Belk Bowl invitation
Bryan, Manning named second-team, Bishop, Cole, Wolff garner honorable mention
State rebounds from 27-point deficit to shock Maryland and claim bowl eligibility on senior day
NC State scores 27 unanswered points in the second period en route to its first win over a top 10 since 2005 and its first win over Clemson since 2003. The defense leads the way with four turnovers and six sacks, while T.J. Graham breaks the ACC's all-time record for kickoff return yardage and David Amerson ties the ACC mark with his 11th interception of the season.
NC State vs. Syracuse - December 17, 2011
NC State vs. Maryland - November 26, 2011. Photos by Peyton Williams/NCSU
Photos by Peyton Williams
NC State vs. Western Carolina
In 2011: A preseason second-team All-America pick by Lindy's, that publication also named him to its first-team preseason all-conference team ... Also a first-team preseason all-league choice by Blue Ribbon ... Named to the preseason 'watch' list for the Mackey Award for the third-straight year.
In 2010: First-team All-ACC performer for the second straight year ... A semifinalist for the 2010 Mackey Award ... Tied for ninth in school history with 13 career touchdown receptions, the highest mark among returning players ... Ranked third on the team in receiving with 35 catches for 369 yards ... Pulled down the longest catch of his career, a 37-yarder, in the win over Boston College ... A first-team preseason all-conference choice according to Phil Steele's College Preview ... An honorable mention preseason All-American according to Consensus Draft Services ... Only the third tight end in school history to earn first-team All-ACC honors ... Earned the team's Bo Rein Award, given to the players who "makes a vital contribution in an unsung role."
In 2009: Named a first-team All-ACC performer after leading all league tight ends in receptions ... The Wolfpack's second-leading receiver with 40 catches, he led the team for much of the season ... Named to the midseason `watch' list for the Mackey Trophy, he was the only ACC player to make the list and one of just three sophomores ... Named to Phil Steele's mid-season All-ACC first team ... Had six grabs for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Gardner-Webb, all three marks were career bests ... Also had six catches at Wake Forest ... Scored six TDs on the season.
In 2008: Talented young player who started six games in 2008 - four when the Pack's two most experienced tight ends were out with injuries and two when the team opened with two tight ends ... Scored the Pack's first touchdown in the romp at North Carolina - he held on to a 17-yard reception despite getting hammered at the goalline ... Led the team in receiving with five grabs against East Carolina, gaining 58 yards including a 30-yard bomb and the late fourth-quarter game-tying score ... The Pack's fifth-leading receiver with 18 catches for 201 yards... Ranked second on the team with four TD receptions ... In for more snaps (404) from scrimmage than any other Wolfpack tight end ... A 2009 preseason second-team All-ACC choice by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and a third-team choice by Athlon Sports. In 2007: Redshirted the season at tight end ... Was the recipient of the game-winning 30-yard touchdown pass in the Red/White spring game.
Prep: Talented athlete who played football, basketball and baseball in high school ... Reeled in eight touchdowns as a senior ... Earned all-conference honors and all-area honors ... A member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team ... Played both tight end and defensive end for New Hanover HS under head coach Kevin Motsinger ... Marjoing in parks, recreation and tourism management.
2008 Bryan Game by Game Stats
2009 Bryan Game by Game Stats
2010 Bryan Game by Game Stats
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