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UPDATED: NC State Linebacker Payton Wilson Arrested Early this Morning

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UPDATED: In quoting the N&O article below, which states that the fraudulent ID that Wilson used was his brother’s, I connected that to Thayer Thomas, who isn’t even his brother in a moment of confusion on my part.. I apologize to Thayer and his family for making that assumption. It has since been redacted. 


UPDATED: According tothe News & Observer, Wilson was consuming alcohol, which isn’t shocking considering he was charged for having a fake ID. Apparently Payton fled into traffic, was hit by a car, then proceeded to hide under another. 

NC State Redshirt Freshman Linebacker Payton Wilson was arrested early this morning around 2am for possession of a fake ID, injury to personal property, and resisting a police officer.

Apparently this took place at 500 Glenwood Ave., which would either be Carolina Ale House or Vidrio.

NC State’s football program has yet to respond to the situation.

Wilson led the Wolfpack in tackles in his first year (69), becoming the first Freshman to do so since Jesse Campbell did so in 1988.

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Dave Doeren’s Message to Recruits in these Uncharted Waters

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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.

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NC State Football Jersey Number Changes Heading into 2020

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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

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

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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,

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

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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)

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