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Garrett Bradbury Set to Play Center for Vikings

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When Minnesota drafted former NC State Consensus All-American Garrett Bradbury with the 18th overall pick last month, there was debate whether he would continue to play Center at the next level, or get shifted somewhere else on the line.

Well, it looks like the debate is over before there was a chance to have one.

Bradbury played center at North Carolina State and lined up there with the media watching at Wednesday organized team activity.

Pat Elflein had been the starting center, but he’s now at left guard.

“I’m just focusing on left guard,” Elflein said, via the Pioneer Press. “It feels great. I played there in college. That was always one of my things. Just being able to play both positions.”

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is looking forward to taking snaps from Bradbury for quite some time.

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Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels

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Former NC State Shortstop Will Wilson has officially signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after being taken 15th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The shortstop from North Carolina State will receive an under-slot bonus of $3.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. The value of the 15th pick with which the Angels chose Wilson was $3,885,800.

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Wilson became the first player in NC State history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors this year, and also has picked up All-American honors.

It was fitting that Wilson was in attendance at the Angels game tonight, making an appearance on the big screen.

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Trea Turner Leads the MLB in Walk-Off Hits in 2019

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Former NC State Shortstop Trea Turner hit his 2Nd walk-off home run of the season last night.

Turner has hit 3 home runs this year, and the past two have been of the walk-off variety.

Last nights home fun was Turner’s first since returning from the IL, and his first since the third game of the year.

Turner is the only player in the majors to have two walk-off hits in 2019, and both left the park.

Turner has three walk-off home runs in his career.

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Russell Wilson Plans to Play till He’s 45

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Former NC State Quarterback Russell Wilson is the highest paid player in the NFL, money isn’t the only thing on his mind.

Longevity is as well.

According to a report yesterday, Wilson plans on playing until he’s 45 years old.

“I feel like I’m just getting started,” Wilson said, his voice rising with excitement. “That’s the scary part. That’s the most exciting part. That’s really where I believe that I am right now: I’m just getting started. And I believe this team is just getting started. So, I think that we can do anything that we set our minds out to do.”

“Seven years has gone by so fast,” Wilson said. “You think about just turning 30 years and what I have for the rest of my career — for the next 10-15 years — I’m just fired up about it. You think about some of the best quarterbacks of all time, guys like Drew (Brees), guys like Tom (Brady), who (are playing into their 40s). I really look up to those guys. There’s so much more to do.”

Did Wilson say 15 years… meaning he plans to play until he’s 45?

“Yeah, yeah,” he replied. “That’s the goal. I’m just fired up for it.”

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NC State Players Rank 19th in Career Earnings in NFL

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According to Spotrac, NC State’s active NFL players rank 19th amongst college football teams, but is that ranking accurate?

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According to Spotrac, NC State has 30 active players currently on NFL rosters, that have earned $339,055,680.

Here’s the problem.

Former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson’s career earnings aren’t included.

Wilson spent 4 years in Raleigh, and walked away with a diploma. He only played one year at Wisconsin.

The world won’t let NC State have good things.

Here’s the irony in Spotrac’s calculations.

They included former Tight End Pharoah McKever as one of NC State’s 30 active players. McKever, just like Wilson, left NC State as a Graduate Transfer, and played one year at Florida International.

If Spotrac were to be consistent with their logic, Wilson would be included, and the career earnings of former NC State players would be $413,055680, ranking 12th.

Their numbers also don’t include the contracts of Quarterback Ryan Finley and Linebacker Germaine Pratt. The details of Finley’s contract aren’t known yet, and Pratt has yet to sign.

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