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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 4 Recap



Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 12 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Running Back Nyheim Hines (Starter) had a HUGE game for the Colts on Sunday in his first career start. He had 9 receptions for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns in Indianapolis’ 34-37 loss to the Texans. He also had 4 carries for 10 yards.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) was 25 of 39 for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Chargers 29-27 victory over the 49ers.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (Starter) was 19 of 26 (73.1%) for 172 yards in the Seahawks 20-17 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. He also rushed the ball 4 times for 21 yards.

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney’s (Starter) start streak continued (42 straight starts) on Sunday in the Patriots 38-7 victory over the Dolphins.

Defensive End BJ Hill is listed as a starter on the Giants Depth Chart, but for the second straight week it appears he came off the bench. Also, for the second straight week, Hill picked up a SACK.

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Starter) had 2 tackles and 2 QB Hits in the Broncos 23-27 loss to the Chiefs last night. Also, he did this dance after the Chiefs were called for a false start. Chubb doing Chubb.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones picked up 2 tackles as a reserve in the Chargers 29-27 victory over the 49ers.

Left Guard Ted Larsen (Starter) started his third straight game for the Dolphins in their 7-38 loss to the Patriots. Larsen has started in 76 of his 114 games since joining the NFL in 2010.

Offensive Guard JR Sweezy (Starter) started his 4th straight game since returning to the Seahawks, helping Seattle beat Arizona 20-17 on Sunday. Sweezy has started in 67 of the 77 regular season games he’s played in since he entered the NFL in 2012.

Safety Josh Jones missed the first 3 games of the season due to an ankle injury, but picked up 1 tackle in a reserve role in the Packers 22-0 victory over the Bills.

After not playing in the first two weeks, Running Back Jaylen Samuels played as a reserve for the second straight week in the Steelers 14-26 loss to the Ravens.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (Starter) was active yesterday, but didn’t have any opportunities to kick a field goal or an extra point.

Jaguar Offensive Tackle Will Richardson
Jets Cornerback Juston Burris
Colts Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Seahawks Cornerback Dontae Johnson (IR)
Chargers Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill
Cardinals Quarterback Mike Glennon
49ers Defensive End Kentavius Street (IR)

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 3 Report: Thursday



Week 3 of the 2019 NFL Preseason kicked off last night, and quite a few former NC State football players were in action.

Quarterback Ryan Finley was sharp once again, completing 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 155 yards in the Bengals 25-23 loss to the Giants (92.7 QB Rating). Heading into Week 3 of the 2019 NFL Preseason, legend Kurt Warner believed that Finley was the best rookie quarterback thus far.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers probably caught some grief after the game for his holding penalty and going 0-3 on attempts from Tom Brady, but he still proved to be one of the most productive receivers in the 2019 NFL preseason last night. Meyers had 7 receptions for 74 yards (12 targets) in the Patriots 10-3 victory over the Panthers. He is currently leading the NFL this preaseason in receiving yards (225) and receptions (19).

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon had 2 receptions for 37 yards on 3 targets in the Redskins 19-7 victory over the Falcons.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 1 tackle, 0.5 sacks and 1 QB hit in the Bengals 25-23 loss to the Giants.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 1 QB Hit in the Giants 25-23 victory over the Bengals.

Quarterback Mike Glennon was 4-9 for 38 yards in the Raiders 22-21 victory over the Packers.

Punter A.J. Cole averaged 42.2 yards per punt (6 punts), placing 1 inside the 20 in the Raiders 22-21 victory over the Packers.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Monday



Last night, 3 former NC State players put on a show in the Monday Night Football game of Week 2 of the NFL Preseason. If you missed our updates from Thursday & Friday, and Saturday & Sunday, make sure to catch up.

Linebacker Bradley Chubb was the 2nd best graded player in the NFL during the 2nd week of the Preseason last night (PFF). Chubb had 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 2 QB hits. One of his QB hits, resulted in an interception.

Defensive End Kentavius Street had himself a game as well, racking up 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2 QB hits.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson also shined, picking up 4 tackles, 2 pass deflections and 1 interception.

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Trea Turner Steals the 150th Base is his Career



Former NC State All-American shortstop Trea Turner stole the 150th base of his career last Friday night.

Turner’s 26 stolen bases rank 6th in the MLB this year, though he’s only played in 85 games.

On top of that, Trea’s on-base streak was extended to 27 games tonight.

On the year, Turner is batting .294 with 13 home runs.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Saturday & Sunday



A handful of former NC State football players were in action on Saturday and Sunday in the 2nd week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. If you missed the report from Thursday and Friday’s games, check it out here.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers is becoming a legend in New England this preseason. He had 6 receptions for 82 yards (6 targets) in the Patriots 22-17 victory over the Titans on Saturday.

Meyers has had 6 receptions in both preseason games thus far.

Meyers went undrafted this Summer, and he’s looking like a WR1.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was fantastic on Saturday night, completing 8 of 10 for 100 yards and a touchdown (QB Rating: 141.7).

Andrew Luck is still battling an ankle injury, and it’s looking more and more like Brissett could be the Week 1 starter for Indy. The Colts plan on making the decision after the third preseason game.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels had 4 rushes for 26 yards (6.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown in the Steelers 17-7 victory over the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 rush for 9 yards in the Colts 21-18 loss to the Browns on Saturday. He also had 1 tackle, and 1 punt return for 0 yards.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 1 tackle and 1 QB Hit in the Chargers 19-17 loss to the Saints yesterday.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 6 of 9 for 82 yards in the Seahawks 25-19 loss to the Vikings yesterday. He also had 2 rushes for 9 yards.

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