Connect with us

NC State Football

Former NC State All-American Vaughan Johnson Passes Away at 57

Published

on

Vaughan Johnson, one of the best players to ever play the Linebacker position at NC State, sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 57.

Johnson is 1 of 24 Wolfpack players in school history to earn 1st Team All-American honors (1983).

The native of Morehead City, North Carolina, played in Raleigh from 1980-83, starting his final two years, leading NC State in tackles as a Junior (167) and as a Senior (144).

The 6’3″, 230 pound linebacker was a scary sight for offensive players.

Johnson’s 384 career tackles rank 6th all-time in school history, and his 167 tackles in 1982 are tied for the 4th most in a single-season.

He went on to be one of the best NFL players in NC State history, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 4 consecutive seasons from 1989-92 with the New Orleans Saints. Johnson earned 2nd Team All-Pro honors in 1989.

Vaughan’s 669 career tackles in the NFL rank 4th by a former Wolfpacker.

He was inducted to the Saints Hall of Fame in 2000.

NC State Football

Dave Doeren’s Message to Recruits in these Uncharted Waters

Published

on

In the midst of these troubling times, college football recruiting looks very different. NC State head coach Dave Doeren had this message to share with all of the players his staff is actively recruiting.

Continue Reading

NC State Football

NC State Football Jersey Number Changes Heading into 2020

Published

on

NC State’s 2020 Spring Football Roster is officially out, and quite a few Wolfpack players have switched their numbers. Check out the notable ones below.

  • Senior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie – 3 –> 86
  • Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Calvin Hart – 15 –> 5
  • Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Taiyon Palmer – 6 –> 3
  • Sophomore Safety Jakeen Harris – 16 –> 6
  • Redshirt Senior Wide Receiver Eric Collins – 83 –> 12
  • Redshirt Freshman Safety Khalid Martin – 25 –> 21
  • Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Shyheim Battle – 27 –> 25
  • Redshirt Freshman Defensive Tackle C.J. Clark – 58 –> 28
  • Redshirt Junior Defensive End Ibrahim Kante – 52 –> 28
  • Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Christopher Toudle – 86 –> 29
  • Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Seth Williams – 49 –> 30
  • Sophomore Offensive Lineman Timothy McKay – 65 –> 52
  • Redshirt Junior Offensive Guard Bryson Speas – 62 –> 56

Photo Credit

 

Continue Reading

NC State Football

NC State Signs OC Tim Beck to a 2-Year Contract

Published

on

NC State found their new Offensive Coordinator this week in Tim Beck, who spent the past three seasons at Texas.

According to many reports, Beck will be paid $700,000 annually, and new Wolfpack Athletic Director Boo Corrigan was integral in sealing the deal.

Beck will make more money than any Assistant Coach did at NC State last season.

For some extra context of what Beck brings to the table,

Photo Credit

Continue Reading

NC State Football

NC State Names George McDonald Passing Game Coordinator & Asst. Head Coach

Published

on

With the hiring of Tim Beck as Offensive Coordinator, George McDonald will not be serving as Co-Offensive Coordinator like he did last season.

With that being said, he will maintain his two other titles, and add two new ones.

George McDonald, who is entering his sixth year on the Wolfpack staff, will have the same duties as last season: coaching the wide receivers and serving as recruiting coordinator. He will add the responsibilities of passing game coordinator and assistant head coach for 2020. (GoPack)

Continue Reading

Trending