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PFF Ranks NC State O-Line 8th Nationally After Week 6

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ProFootballFocus ranked the Top-10 college football offensive lines through the first 6 weeks of the 2018 season, and the Wolfpack ‘Band of Brothers’ ranks 8th nationally.

Here’s what they had to say about the Pack:

NC State has seen two big performances on their offensive line so far this season, with left guard Terronne Prescod (89.6) and center Garrett Bradbury (83.2) standing out in four and five games, respectively. Prescod is our highest-graded guard in the nation, and the only offensive lineman to produce run-blocking and pass-blocking grades of 90.0 or higher, allowing a mere two hurries from 142 pass-blocking snaps. Bradbury is our third-highest graded center so far this season, trailing only Buffalo’s O’Hagan and Wisconsin’s Biadasz, and has allowed just a hit and two hurries from 205 pass-blocking snaps. (PFF)

You can’t say enough about the job Offensive Line Coach Dwayne Ledford has done at NC a State.

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Appalachian State Hires NC State Offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as Head Coach

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NC State already reportedly lost their Offensive Line Coach Dwayne Ledford to Louisville.

Add Offensive Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz to the list of coaches out the door.

“My family and I are excited to embrace and build upon the proud tradition of Appalachian State Football,” Drinkwitz said. “I am thankful to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Everts, Doug Gillin and the entire App Nation for the opportunity to be the head coach at this great university. This is a special time for App Nation, and we will work tirelessly to uphold the championship tradition.” (Link)

NC State’s Total Offense Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 28th
2017: 25th
2016: 63rd

NC State’s Points Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 35th
2017: 40th
2016: 75th

NC State’s Passing Yards Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 9th
2017: 29th
2016: 38th

NC State’s Rushing Yards Per Game Rank Under Drinkwitz

2018: 107th
2017: 50th
2016: 86th

We will have to wait and see whether or not Doeren decides to fill this vacancy internally, or bring someone in from the outside.

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C Garrett Bradbury is NC State’s 8th Consensus 1st Team All-American

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NC State Redshirt Graduate Senior Center Garrett Bradbury is now officially the 8th player in school history to be considered a Consensus 1st Team All-American.

If a player earns 1st Team All-American honors from 3 of the 5 organizations, the NCAA recognizes them as CONSENSUS 1st Team All-Americans: AP (Associated Press), Sporting News, AFCA (American Football Coaches Association), FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and Walter Camp.

Bradbury earned 1st Team honors from all 5.

In fact, when a player earns 1st Team honors from all 5 of the above organizations, they are considered UNANIMOUS 1st Team All-Americans.

Bradbury is a UNANIMOUS 1st Team All-American.

NC State Consensus 1st Team All-Americans
2018: Center Garrett Bradbury
2017: Defensive End Bradley Chubb
1998: Wide Receiver Torry Holt
1996: Place Kicker Marc Primanti
1979: Center Jim Ritcher
1978: Running Back Jim Brown
1973: Offensive Guard Bill Yoest
1967: Defensive Tackle Dennis Byrd

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NC State Lands 5 on ESPN’s 2018 All-ACC Team

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ESPN has revealed their 2018 All-ACC Football Team, and 5 NC State players were represented.

Offense

QB: Ryan Finley, NC State
His 24 touchdown passes tied for the league lead and his 151.9 passer rating ranked second, but his 3,789 passing yards was the most through 12 games by an ACC quarterback since Matt Ryan in 2007.
RB: Travis Etienne, Clemson
RB: AJ Dillon, Boston College
WR: Kelvin Harmon, NC State
Harmon finished with more than 1,000 yards receiving for the second consecutive season — one of just seven ACC receivers to do that in the past decade.
WR: Tee Higgins, Clemson
WR: Greg Dortch, Wake Forest
OT: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OG: Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
C: Garrett Bradbury, NC State
In three years, Bradbury went from converted tight end to the Rimington Trophy winner as the nation’s top center.
OG: Terronne Prescod, NC State
In 636 snaps, Prescod had 32 knockdowns and didn’t allow a sack for one of the best passing offenses in the country.
OT: Stefano Millin, Pitt

Defense

DE: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DT: Gerald Willis III, Miami
DE: Brian Burns, Florida State
LB: Tre Lamar, Clemson
LB: Shaq Quarterman, Miami
LB: Germaine Pratt, NC State
Pratt emerged to have a sensational senior season, ranking second in the league with 9.45 tackles per game.
CB: Hamp Cheevers, Boston College
S: Jaquan Johnson, Miami
S: Andre Cisco, Syracuse
CB: Bryce Hall, Virginia

Special Teams

K: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
P: Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech
RS: Michael Walker, Boston College (ESPN)

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NC State’s Bradbury & Prescod Both Add More All-American Honors

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NC State Graduate Redshirt Senior Center Garrett Bradbury’s All-American tour just keeps on rolling. He has already won the Remington Trophy, and been named a 1st Team All-American by the AP and Walter Camp, and 2nd Team honors from ProFootballFocus.

Wolfpack Redshirt Senior Left Guard’s Terronne Prescod continues to add All-American honors on a daily basis as well. He has already been named a 1st Team All-American by ProFootballFocus and ESPN, and 3rd Team by the AP.

Add on that list 1st Team honors for Garett Bradbury by the FWAA, and 2nd Team honors from Sporting NewsSports Illustrated.

Also, add 1st Team honors from Sporting News for Prescod.

FWAA – Garrett Bradbury – 1st Team

Pos. Player, School Height Weight Class Hometown
OFFENSE
QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma 5-10 195 Jr. Allen, Texas
RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis 5-9 205 Jr. Batesville, Miss.
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 5-11 221 So. Salem, N.J.
WR Andy Isabella, Massachusetts 5-10 190 Sr. Mayfield, Ohio
WR Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech 6-5 200 Jr. Las Vegas, Nev.
TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Jr. Kingfisher, Okla.
OL Michael Deiter, Wisconsin 6-6 310 Sr. Curtice, Ohio
OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson 6-5 310 Sr. Suwanee, Ga.
OL Ben Powers, Oklahoma 6-4 313 Sr. Wichita, Kan.
OL Jonah Williams, Alabama 6-5 301 Jr. Folsom, Calif.
C Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State 6-3 300 Gr. Charlotte, N.C.
DEFENSE
DL Ed Oliver, Houston 6-3 292 Jr. Houston, Texas
DL Montez Sweat, Mississippi State 6-6 245 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson 6-4 315 Gr. Springfield, Mass.
DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama 6-4 295 So. Birmingham, Ala.
LB Josh Allen, Kentucky 6-5 260 Sr. Montclair, N.J.
LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington 6-0 221 Sr. Menlo Park, Calif.
LB Devin Bush, Michigan 5-11 233 Jr. Pembroke Pines, Fla.
DB Hamp Cheevers, Boston College 5-10 180 Jr. Trenton, Fla.
DB Grant Delpit, LSU 6-3 203 So. Houston, Texas
DB Julian Love, Notre Dame 5-11 193 Jr. Westchester, Ill.
DB Greedy Williams, LSU 6-3 184 So. Shreveport, La.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K Andre Szmyt, Syracuse 6-1 195 Fr. Vernon Hills, Ill.
P Braden Mann, Texas A&M 5-11 190 Jr. Houston, Texas
KR Savon Scarver, Utah State 5-11 185 So. Las Vegas, Nev.
PR Greg Dortch, Wake Forest 5-9 170 So. Richmond, Va.
AP Rondale Moore, Purdue 5-9 175 Fr. New Albany, Ind.
2018 FWAA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Offense:QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama; RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State; RB Travis Etienne, Clemson; WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss; WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma; TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa; OL Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia; OL Greg Little, Ole Miss; OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State; OL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon; C Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame.
Defense: DL Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech; DL Sutton Smith, NIU; DL Kenny Willekes, Michigan State; DL Gerald Willis, Miami; LB Chase Hansen, Utah; LB Tre Watson, Maryland; LB Devin White, LSU; DB Paulson Adebo, Stanford; DB Deandre Baker, Georgia; DB Bryce Hall, Virginia; DB Deionte Thompson, Alabama.
Specialists: K Matt Gay, Utah; P James Smith, Cincinnati; KR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina; PR Michael Walker, Boston College; AP Pooka Williams, Kansas.

Sporting News 1st Team All-Americans

Offense
QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
RB: Travis Etienne, Clemson
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
WR: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
TE: Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OT: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
G: Ben Powers, Oklahoma
G: Terronne Prescod, N.C. State
ATH: Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Defense
DL: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DL: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DL: Quinnen Williams, Alabama
DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
LB: Josh Allen, Kentucky
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
LB: Devin White, LSU
CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
CB: Julian Love, Notre Dame
S: Deionte Thompson, Alabama
S: Grant Delpit, LSU

Special Teams
K: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
P: Braden Mann, Texas A&M
RET: Isaiah Wright, Temple

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