Connect with us

Sure NC State may not of reached the heights that many fans wanted to see this season on the football field, but it is great to see the players giving back to kids in need. In the grand scheme of things it is much more important that these players are becoming better people who will become great citizens, fathers, and figures in the community. I too would love to see a banners raised in Raleigh, but I am proud of our sports programs for by and large staying out of the public’s eye for the wrong reasons. Coach Dave Doeren seems to be doing a good job at helping each player obtain their degrees and becoming the best possible person they can be.

On the third day in the Queen City NC State players were split into two groups. One group was tasked with filling bags of food for children in need and the other went to the children’s hospital to help bring some smiles to those in a difficult situation. One thing that is great to see in the video below is that each player seems to be taking the service projects seriously and working hard to fill as many bags as possible in the given time.

The group that went to the hospital were well received as they helped each kid forget about their struggle for just a moment. I am sure that visiting each kid will have a lasting impact on those players that were lucky enough to attend. Sometimes people think that it is the players that are blessing these kids, but in reality the kids are a blessings in and of themselves. It is always humbling for anyone to give their time to visit those in need, especially athletes who have been so fortunate to have so many physical gifts.

NC State Football has done a great job of giving fans a front row seat with their YouTube channel; as they have posted great videos leading up to the Belk Bowl this Wednesday.

Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

NC State Football

PFF Ranks NC State’s Kevin Concepcion as the #11 Returning Wide Receiver in 2024

Published

on

NC State Sophomore Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion made quite the impression this past season as a Freshman, and the hype is carrying over into his Sophomore season. ProFootballFocus revealed their Top-10 College Football Wide Receivers heading into the 2024 season, and Concepcion earned the 11th spot as their Honorable Mention.

  1. Luther Burden III – Missouri
  2. Tetairoa McMillan – Arizona
  3. Emeka Egbuka – Ohio State
  4. Tez Johnson – Oregon
  5. Xavier Restrepo – Miami
  6. Tre Harris – Ole Miss
  7. Elic Ayomanor – Stanford
  8. Brennan Presley – Oklahoma State
  9. Evan Stewart – Oregon
  10. Ricky White – UNLV

HONORABLE MENTION: KEVIN CONCEPCION, NC STATE WOLFPACK

While he entered Raleigh as just a three-star recruit, Concepcion was the most productive true freshmen receiver in America this past season. He led them all in receiving yards (845), yards after the catch (527) and receiving yards after contact (226). His 10 receiving touchdowns were also four more than any other FBS true freshman. Concepcion’s a speedy receiver who placed in the 92nd percentile of FBS receivers with an 85.7% open-target rate. (PFF)

Continue Reading

NC State Football

WATCH: PackInsider’s Davin Vann 2023 Highlight Reel

Published

on

Davin Vann deciding to return to NC State for his final year of eligibility was some of the best news the Wolfpack football program received this offseason.

Prior to the 2023 season, Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren honored Vann with the #1 jersey, which is given to the player that leads the team in work ethic, training and leadership. Vann was also named a captain this year.

This past season, Vann’s PFF grade of 76.5 was the third highest on the team behind Payton Wilson and Robert Kennedy III. He recorded 42 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks as a Junior.

Check out PackInsider’s 2023 Highlight Reel of Davin Vann ABOVE.

Continue Reading

NC State Football

NC State Players Can Opt to Be in EA Sports’ College Football 2025 Today

Published

on

As someone who grew up playing EA Sports’ NCAA Football video game, call me ecstatic that it will be returning this summer as EA Sports College Football 25.

The reason the game is making a comeback is because of the new landscape of NIL.

As of today, NC State football players, as well as players from all 134 FBS schools, will have the opportunity to opt in to being in the game.

Every player that opts in will be paid $600 and will receive a free copy of the game. Players will remain in the game for the entirety of their collegiate career, and will be paid annually, unless they choose to opt out.

Players will also have the chance to make additional NIL money. According to ESPN, there will be:

There will also be more than 100 additional NIL opportunities for athletes to work with EA Sports. These could include social media posts, on-campus promotions, advertisements or even being the game’s cover athlete. (ESPN)

Who do you think will be the highest graded players on NC State’s roster?

 

Continue Reading

NC State Football

WATCH: PackInsider’s Kevin Concepcion Freshman Highlight Reel

Published

on

Kevin Concepcion had one of the best seasons by a Freshman in the history of the NC State football program. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors. Concepcion finished his first collegiate season with 71 receptions for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball for 320 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Concepcion broke NC State’s Freshman records for receptions and touchdown receptions.

Check out PackInsider’s Highlight Reel of Kevin Concepcion’s Freshman season ABOVE.

Continue Reading