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NC State WR Thayer Thomas Doesn’t Sign with Red Sox

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According to Joe Giglio of the News & Observer, NC State Redshirt Sophomore Wide Receiver Thayer Thomas on the football front, and outfielder on the baseball team, will not be signing his contract with the Boston Red Sox.

“If he took the (Red Sox) offer, it would come at a cost to his football development,” Thomas’ father, Trevor, told The News & Observer on Wednesday. “He still wants to pursue both sports at N.C. State. This makes the most sense.” (N&O)

Thomas was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 33rd round of the 2019 MLB Draft, with the 1,007th pick.

He made 14 appearances in his freshman season of baseball, including four starts as an outfielder. At the plate he batted .222 with four hits and a .500 slugging percentage, and defensively tallied eight putouts with a 1.000 fielding percentage. His best game of the season was on March 9 vs. Pittsburgh when we went 2-for-2 with a double and home run, driving in a pair of runs while scoring two of his own.

Thomas was originally a walk-on on the football team, but earned a scholarship in the Spring before last season. He finished the year with 34 receptions for 383 yards and 3 touchdowns. Thomas also returned 15 punts for 140 yards. His 34 receptions ranked 4th on the team.

With Jakobi Meyers leaving for the NFL, Thomas will have more opportunity in the slot, but will also have graduate transfer Tabari Hines pushing him for reps.

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NC State DE Xavier Lyas Enters Transfer Portal

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NC State Redshirt Sophomore Defensive End Xavier Lyas has officially entered his name into the Transfer Portal.

Lyas has flashed his potential all season long, collecting 4.0 sacks (4.5 tackles for loss) on the year, but that has all come in very limited playing time. The most snaps he has played in a game is 19 against Wake Forest.

There is a lot of depth at the Defensive End position, and there aren’t as many snaps to go around with the Pack primarily running a 3-3-5 defensive scheme. Also, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding Jeffrey Gunter, who is a transfer from Coastal Carolina who is sitting out this season, meaning that he won’t likely be guaranteed snaps next season.

Lyas was listed as James Smith-Williams backup against Clemson, but he likely missed the contest due to transferring, and not injury.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wuf Wore BLACK for the RED OUT, Which was Fitting

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It was supposed to be a RED OUT in Carter-Finley Stadium tonight for the Wolfpack’s Homecoming game versus Clemson.

Maybe in the most ironic moment of the night, Mr. and Mrs. Wuf were on the field dancing with the Dance Team in all black.

That was fitting.

NC State was a lifeless team tonight, suffering a 55-10 beat down at the hands of Clemson.

The Wolfpack entered the game with an injury epidemic.

The following players have been lost for the year.

Redshirt Junior Right Tackle Justin Witt
Junior Cornerback Chris Ingram
Redshirt Junior Wide Receiver C.J. Riley
Redshirt Junior Tight End Dylan Autenrieth (Captain)
Graduate Redshirt Senior Left Tackle Tyrone Riley
Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Taiyon Palmer
Sophomore Cornerback Teshaun Smith

Tonight, the Wolfpack were without starting Linebackers Louis Acceus (Junior) and Isaiah Moore (Redshirt Sophomore) due to injury. Reserves Free Safety Isaiah Stallings (Redshirt Junior) and Defensive End Xavier Lyas (Redshirt Sophomore) both were unable to go tonight.

Starting Offensive Lineman Joe Sculthorpe was suspended for the contest.

Things didn’t end there.

Starting Redshirt Freshman Cornerback De’Von Graves left the game and didn’t return.

Starting Redshirt Freshman Linebacker Payton Wilson left the game with a sprained shoulder, and didn’t return.

On the play Wilson was hurt, this was literally the scene on the field.

Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams and Sophomore Defensive Tackle Alim McNeil would eventually get up and return to the game.

Freshman Linebacker Drake Thomas was injured at the end of the game.

Sophomore Running Back Ricky Person warmed up, but didn’t play.

Freshman Running Back Zonovan Knight may have rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown, but he wasn’t 100%, and was dinged up on a short run.

Redshirt Freshman Linebacker C.J. Hart was injured during the game, but was able to return.

Honestly, I’m probably missing some injuries…

Mr. and Mrs. Wuf wearing all BLACK was completely appropriate.

 

 

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Clemson 55 NC State 10: ACCDN Highlight Reel & Condensed Game

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Below is the ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game from NC State’s 55-10 loss to Clemons tonight.

This is better to watch if you’re a Clemson fan.

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Clemson 55 NC State 10: BOX SCORE

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NC State was trampled by #5 Clemson 55-10 tonight. The Box Score is below.

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