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CJ Williams signs 3-year deal with Clippers

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Former Wolfpacker, CJ Williams has achieved his dream. The 6’5 guard has signed a 3 year deal with the Los Angelas Clippers.

This elevates Williams from a 2-way player to a full-on NBA player.

He made his mark with the Clippers this season, playing in 36 games and averaging 5.3 points per game.

He had some big games and really came on late, putting up 18 vs the Grizzlies and nailing a game-winning 3 against the Hawks. Williams started a handful of games and really became a trusted member of the team, providing a quality scorer who would defend and protect the basketball.

However, just as he was hitting his stride, his 2-way contract expired and he was forced to go back down to the G-League. This put the Clippers in a tight spot where they had to figure out just what to do with him. They had the choice to sign him, cut him or send him down. Luckily, they sent him down, but had the long term plan to sign him to a full deal.

ESPN saw this story of an undrafted kid who never really had the NBA label on him in college, work his way up through the G-League and force the NBA’s hand. They ran an in-depth piece on him a couple months ago, detailing that journey.

CJ Williams, the 3 star out of Jack Britt HS in Fayetteville, who played 4 years at NC State, and who never gave up when went undrafted, has just signed a deal that will likely change his entire life.

Congrats CJ! Wolfpack Nation is proud!

We will report details of the deal when they become available.

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Bradley Chubb Breaks Broncos Rookie Sack Record

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Former NC State Consensus All-American Bradley Chubb picked up 2 sacks in Denver’s 20-14 loss to the 49ers today, bringing his season total to 12, breaking Von Miller’s Broncos rookie record (11.5 – 2011).

Sack #11

Sack #12

Here’s a survey of company he joined today, and the 6 players he is still has to pass to claim the NFL Rookie Sack record.

Not bad company to be keeping.

If you’re wondering if the record matters to Chubb, he does.

It’s on his bathroom mirror.

Watch out Mr. Kearse. Chubb is coming for you.

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Nyheim Hines & Mike Glennon Wearing Cleats for Charity

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NFL players typically are fined for taking artistic liberties with their cleats, but over the next three weeks the league will allow players to wear special cleats to bring awareness to a charity of their choice.

It’s officially called the “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign.

Former NC State quarterback Mike Glennon and Wolfpack running back Nyheim Hines will be rocking some charitable swag the next three weeks.

Glennon will be supporting Project ALS and former N.C. State baseball star Chris Combs with the cleats below.

Hines will be raising awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the cleats below. His mother has muscular dystrophy, and his grandmother passed away from it.

To check out more on this story, read Joe Giglio’s article. 

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Jaylen Samuels Sparking a Fantasy Football Controversy

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Former NC State Swiss Army Knife Jaylen Samuels scored his 2nd NFL touchdown on Sunday in the Steelers loss to the Chargers, and with James Conner being ruled out of this Sunday’s game versus the Raiders, Jay Sam is set to start his first career NFL game.

Samuels is being snatched up right and left by Yahoo Fantasy Football Managers across the world, not only because of the guaranteed increased workload, but because Yahoo lists him as both a running back and a tight end.

People have been trying to figure out what position Jaylen Samuels plays for years. Nothing has changed.

Kudos to all the people who were smart enough to stash him away, and get to start a running back at the tight end this week.

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BJ Hill Sacks Bears 3 Times, Breaks Giants Record

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Former NC State Defensive Tackle BJ Hill had a record breaking 3-sack performance on Sunday in the Giants 30-27 victory over the Bears.

Hill now has 5 sacks on the year, tying the Giants rookie record for sacks in a season with 4 games left.

BJ Hill – 5 – 2018
Cornelius Griffin – 5 – 2000
Andy Headen – 5 – 1983

(Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor had 9.5 sacks in 1981, but sacks didn’t become an official statistical category until 1982. Sorry LT.)

Hill currently leads the team in sacks, and a rookie has NEVER led the Giants in sacks.

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