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RELEASE: Wolfpack to Participate in Florence Relief and Recovery Efforts

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RALEIGH, N.C. – In response to the devastating flooding, damage and loss suffered by the state of North Carolina, our communities and citizens following Hurricane Florence, NC State Athletics is joining the University’s overall efforts to aid in relief and recovery in a variety of ways.

On Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Wolfpack’s Parents and Families Day football game vs. Virginia, items of need will be collected at the entrance gates to Carter-Finley Stadium and at the Lowes Foods Fan Zone in front of PNC Arena. More details on the most needed items will be released prior to the game.

This year’s Primetime with the Pack basketball event will be a ticketed event with all after-tax ticket proceeds going to disaster relief. More details about this event will be released in the coming days.

NC State Athletics is also involved in a number of other relief efforts:


  • Donation of new adidas merchandise to those in need, in partnership with adidas.
  • Carter-Finley Stadium has been used as a staging area for Duke Energy and The Finley Fieldhouse was used by power crews to shower and rest between shifts.
  • GoTriangle is partnering with WRAL and the United Way to stage a Storm Relief Bus in the parking lot of the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off on Thursday, between 7 am and 6 pm.
  • NC State’s athletic facilities are being made available to regional universities and schools for teams displaced or impacted by the hurricane.


Fans who would like to make financial contributions may give directly to NC State University’s Student Emergency Fund, which was established to address the needs of current NC State students, or to the governor’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Fans can also volunteer for relief and recovery efforts at the State of North Carolina’s volunteer website.

Please check GoPack.com and @PackAthletics on Twitter for updates on all relief efforts supported by NC State Athletics.

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Thunder Dan Ranks 26th Nationally in Strength Coach Pay

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USAToday has released their research of the salaries of the head coaches and assistant coaches in college football for the 2019 season, but they also did the same this year for Strength and Conditioning Coaches. NC State’s S&C  Coach “Thunder” Dantonio Burnette ranks 26th nationally, with a salary of $324,700.

ACC Strength & Conditioning Coaches in the Top-30

4) Joey Batson – Clemson
25) Brian Hess – UNC
26) Dantonio Burnette – NC State

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NC State Football Ranks 33rd in Assistant Coach Pay

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USAToday has released their annual deep dive into the pay of College Football coaches, and NC State’s Assistant Coaching Staff ranked 33rd nationally in pay in 2019.

The coach that received the biggest check this season, Defensive Coordinator Dave Huxtable, is no longer with the program.

Top-6 ACC Schools in Assistant Coach Pay

2) Clemson
17) Florida St.
30) UNC
32) Louisville
33) NC State
37) Virginia Tech

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Former NC State Defensive End Xavier Lyas Transfers to Northern Arizona

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Back on November 10th, Redshirt Sophomore Defensive End Xavier Lyas decided to transfer from NC State, after not seeing the playing time he hoped for.

Today he announced that he’s decided to transfer to Northern Arizona.

Since Northern Arizona is an FCS school, Lyas will be able to play immediately next year, not having to sit out a season.

Lyas had 4.0 sacks (4.5 tackles for loss) in 8 games in very limited playing time. The most snaps he played in a single game was 19 against Wake Forest.

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3 NC State Players Make 2nd Team AP All-ACC Team

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The Associated Press released their 2019 All-ACC Football teams, and 3 NC State players were named to the 2nd Team.

Sophomore Place Kicker Christopher Dunn
Redshirt Sophomore Punter Trenton Gill
Redshirt Senior Defensive Tackle Larrell Murchison

First team

Offense

QB — Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, 6-6, 220, soph., Cartersville, Georgia

u-RB — Travis Etienne, Clemson, 5-10, 210, jr., Jennings, Louisiana

RB — AJ Dillon, Boston College, 6-0, 250, jr., New London, Connecticut

u-T — Mehki Becton, Louisville, 6-7, 369, jr., Highland Springs, Virginia

T — Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson, 6-2, 315, sr., Powder Springs, Georgia

G — John Simpson, Clemson, 6-4, 330, sr., North Charleston, South Carolina

G — John Phillips, Boston College, 6-6, 305, sr., Phoenix, New York

C — Jimmy Morrissey, Pittsburgh, 6-3, 305, r-jr., Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania

TE — Brevin Jordan, Miami, 6-3, 245, soph., Las Vegas

WR — Tee Higgins, Clemson, 6-4, 215, jr., Oak Ridge, Tennessee

WR — Sage Surratt, Wake Forest, 6-3, 215, r-soph., Lincolnton, North Carolina

All-purpose player — Joe Reed, Virginia, 6-1, 215, sr., Charlotte Court House, Virginia

u-K — Nick Sciba, Wake Forest, 5-9, 190, soph., Clover, South Carolina

Defense

u-DE — Gregory Rousseau, Miami, 6-6, 260, r-fr., Coconut Creek, Florida

DE — Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest, 6-5, 275, r-jr., Roanoke, Virginia

u-DT — Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 290, r-soph., Washington

DT — Marvin Wilson, Florida State, 6-5, 311, jr., Houston

u-LB — Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, 6-4, 230, jr., Olathe, Kansas

LB — Chazz Surratt, North Carolina, 6-3, 230, jr., Denver, North Carolina

LB — Shaq Quarterman, Miami, 6-1, 240, sr., Orange Park, Florida

LB — Rayshard Ashby, Virginia Tech, 5-10, 237, jr., Chesterfield, Virginia

CB — Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 207, r-soph., Maiden, North Carolina

CB — A.J. Terrell, Clemson, 6-1, 190, jr., Atlanta

S — Paris Ford, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 190, r-soph., Pittsburgh

S — Tanner Muse, Clemson, 6-2, 230, sr., Belmont, North Carolina

P — Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse, 5-9, 199, r-sr., Valrico, Florida

Second team

Offense

QB — Bryce Perkins, Virginia, 6-3, 215, sr., Queen Creek, Arizona

RB — Cam Akers, Florida State, 5-11, 212, jr., Clinton, Mississippi

RB — Javian Hawkins, Louisville, 5-9, 182, r-fr., Titusville, Florida

T — Charlie Heck, North Carolina, 6-8, 315, sr., Kansas City, Missouri

T — Ben Petrula, Boston College, 6-5, 310, jr., Freehold, New Jersey

G — Gage Cervenka, Clemson, 6-3, 325, sr., Greenwood, South Carolina

G — Zion Johnson, Boston College, 6-3, 310, jr., Bowie, Maryland

C — Sean Pollard, Clemson, 6-5, 310, sr., Jackson Springs, North Carolina

TE — Noah Gray, Duke, 6-4, 240, jr., Leominster, Massachusetts

WR — Tutu Atwell, Louisville, 5-9, 153, soph., Miami

WR — Dazz Newsome, North Carolina, 5-11, 190, jr., Hampton, Virginia

All-purpose player — Hassan Hall, Louisville, 6-0, 198, soph., Atlanta

K — Christopher Dunn, N.C. State, 5-8, 180, soph., Lexington, North Carolina

Defense

DE — Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 260, r-jr., Chesapeake, Virginia

DE — Victor Dimukeje, Duke, 6-2, 265, jr., Baltimore

DT — Tyler Davis, Clemson, 6-2, 295, fr., Apopka, Florida

DT — Larrell Murchison, N.C. State, 6-3, 291, sr., Elizabethtown, North Carolina

LB — Max Richardson, Boston College, 6-0, 230, r-jr., Duluth, Georgia

LB — Jordan Mack, Virginia, 6-2, 230, sr., Lithonia, Georgia

LB — Michael Pinckney, Miami, 6-1, 230, sr., Jacksonville, Florida

CB — Derion Kendrick, Clemson, 6-0, 190, soph., Rock Hill, South Carolina

CB — Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 190, r-sr., Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

S — Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State, 6-4, 215, jr., Concord, North Carolina

S — Andre Cisco, Syracuse, 6-0, 203, soph., Valley Stream, New York

P — Trenton Gill, N.C. State, 6-4, 217, r-soph., Hillsborough, North Carolina

Coach of the year — Scott Satterfield, Louisville

Offensive player of the year — Travis Etienne, Clemson

Defensive player of the year — Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Newcomer of the year — Sam Howell, North Carolina (AP)

Murchison finished the year with 48 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 7 sacks.

Dunn earned 2nd Team honors for the 2nd straight year, once again kicking 21 field goals, tying his single-season record he set last season.
Gill led the ACC in average yards per punt (47.6), breaking Johnny Evans NC State single-season record (46.1) set back in 1975.

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