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NC State NFL Stat Rundown: Week 5

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Here’s a statistical rundown of all the former NC State players that are in the NFL in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season.

Quarterback

Russell Wilson (Starter/Seahawks) was 20 of 32 for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 interception) adding up to a QB Rating of 100.7 in Seattle’s 27-26 victory over Minnesota. He also rushed the ball 5 times for 58 yards.

Wilson now has 92 wins in his first 9 seasons, tying Peyton Manning for the most in that span, and he still has the rest of the season to go.

Philip Rivers (Starter/Colts) was 21 of 33 for 243 yards with 0 touchdowns (2 interceptions) for a QB Rating of 60.5 in the Colts’ 32-23 loss to the Browns.

Running Back

Nyheim Hines (Colts/Reserve) had 3 carries for 8 yards in Indy’s 32-21 loss to Cleveland, and had 2 receptions (4 targets) for 22 yards. He returned a punt for 7 yards. Hines played in 38% of the offensive snaps.

Defensive Tackle

Kentavius Street (49ers/Reserve) – Street had 2 tackles in the 49ers’ 43-17 loss to the Dolphins, playing in 40% of the defensive snaps.

B.J. Hill (Giants/Reserve) – Hill didn’t record any stats in the Giants’ 37-34 loss to the Cowboys, playing in 33% of the defensive snaps.

Defensive End

James Smith-Williams (Washington/Reserve) – Smith-Williams had 1 tackle for loss in Washington’s 30-10 loss to the Rams, playing in 7% of the defensive snaps.

Linebacker

Germaine Pratt (Bengals/Starter) – Pratt had 6 tackles in Cincy’s 27-3 loss to the Ravens, playing in 57% of the defensive snaps.

Safety

Juston Burris (Panthers/Starter) – Burris had 3 tackles, 1 interception and 1 pass breakup in the Panthers’ 23-16 win over the Falcons. He played in 100% of the defensive snaps.

Josh Jones (Jaguars/Starter) – Jones had 2 tackles in the Jags 30-14 loss to the Texans, playing in 52% of the defensive snaps. He was ejected due to a targeting penalty.

Offensive Line

Garrett Bradbury (Vikings/Starter) – Bradbury played in 100% of the offensive snaps in the Vikings’ 27-26 loss to the Seahawks. He allowed 2 pressures.

J.R. Sweezy (Cardinals/Starter) – Sweezy played in 49% of the offensive snaps in the Cardinals’ 30-10 win over the Jets. He allowed 2 pressures and 1 sacks.

Will Richardson (Jags/Reserve) – Richardson didn’t play any snaps from scrimmage in the Jags’ 30-14 loss to the Texans. He played 4 snaps on special teams.

Punter

A.J. Cole (Raiders/Starter) – Cole had 2 punts that went for an average of 53 yards in the Raiders’ 40-32 win over the Chiefs.

Injured

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (Chargers) has been placed on the Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury.

DNP

Quarterback Ryan Finley (Bengals)

Quarterback Mike Glennon (Jags)

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (Colts)

INACTIVE

Safety Dontae Johnson (49ers)

BYE

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers (Patriots)

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Broncos)

Right Guard Joe Thuney (Patriots)

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Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Should Former NC State All-American Catcher Patrick Bailey be an NL All-Star?

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Former NC State All-American Catcher Patrick Bailey is having a great 2nd season in the Majors.

Bailey is batting .286 this season, which is a vast improvement to his .233 average as a Rookie last year. He already has 5 Home Runs in roughly half the at-bats as last season, when he hit 7. His plate discipline has improved, striking out less and walking more. Bailey is on pace to strike out around 30 times less than last year, and is 1 Walk away from tying his total from last year.

Despite not having flashy offensive numbers in 2023, Bailey made a name for himself behind the plate. He currently ranks 1st in the National League in Framing, 2nd in Putouts and 2nd in Pop Time.

Overall, he has the 3rd highest WAR (Wins Above Replacement) of any Catcher in the National League.

As things currently stand, Bailey doesn’t rank in the Top-5 in All-Star voting, but it’s criminal that Sean Murphy (Braves) and J.T. Realmuto (Phillies) have so many more votes.

Last year, 3 catchers made the All-Star team, so Go Vote for Bailey!

 

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Former NC State Running Back Ricky Person Signs with the Seattle Seahawks

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After leading the UFL in Rushing Touchdowns this past season, former NC State Running Back Ricky Person has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

Person joins former High School (Heritage High School) and College (NC State) teammate Drake Thomas (LB) in Seattle.

After rushing for 1,979 yards and 14 touchdowns at NC State, Person went undrafted, but signed as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Baltimore Ravens, but was eventually waived due to an undisclosed injury.

For the past two seasons, Person has played for the Birmingham Stallions, which was in the USFL in 2023, and the UFL this past season. In 2023, he only rushed the ball 14 times, but this past season, he rushed for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns, and also had 150 receiving yards. This year, Person was elemental in helping lead the Stallions to the USFL 2024 Championship.

 

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Former NC State All-American SS Trea Turner Picks Up 2 Hits in Return from IL

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Former NC State All-American Shortstop Trea Turner returned from the Injured List last night, going 2 for 5 from the plate with 1 Run.

Turner has been out since early May with a hamstring strain (missing 38 games), but prior to injury, he was playing about as good as anyone in the league. He is batting .345.

As of yesterday, Turner is 2nd in the National League in All-Star voting for Shortstops, trailing only Mookie Betts, who is running away with 1st place. He has made the All-Star team twice before (2021, 2022)

Turner was a 2-time All-American at NC State. In 2012, Turner was named 3rd Team All-American by NCBWA, and in 2013 he was named 2nd Team by Collegiate Baseball, and 3rd Team by NCBWA and Baseball America.

His 113 career stolen bases at NC State are the most in school history. Turner was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st Round with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.

Trea is easily the best Major League batter to ever come out of NC State. Out of all the Wolfpack players to make it to the MLB, he ranks 1st in Hits (1,252), Runs (716), Doubles (236), Home Runs (152), RBI’s (519), Stolen Bases (270) and Walks (322).

 

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DJ Burns talks keys to recent weight loss during Pre-Draft Workout with Pacers

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Pack fans have been wondering how after 2 years in Raleigh, DJ Burns finally figured out how to drop weight, and keep it off. He spoke to reporters during his pre-draft workout with the Pacers.

“Playing at the pace we played today. Doing the work we did today. I probably would have left out with a full body cramp a couple months ago.”

“Keep on improving my pace. Adjusting to the level and speed I’m going to have to play at, at all times.”

“Lots of running. Lots of figuring out which foods I can no longer have, which were almost all of them that I liked. So, just finding new ones that I do like that go along with the plan.”

“This is the third (workout), and I actually travel to Milwaukee tomorrow to workout with the Bucks. And then some more stuff being confirmed that I won’t speak on just yet.”

Burns has worked out for the Lakers, Pacers and Hornets up to this point.

Plus more…

Listen to the full interview above.

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