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Former NC State QB, Glennon, to Start for Giants

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A month after Brissett had to step in for Miami, Glennon will do the same thing for the Giants. Replacing an injured Jones (please, please win Mike so we can take some smack about Dookies), Glennon will get his first start of the year, Sunday. Ironically, against Brissett’s Dolphins.

His only previous action this year, was in October when he came in for an injured Jones against the Cowboys.

The former State QB has made quite the journey in the NFL. Drafted by the Bucs, before making stops in Chicago, Arizona, Oakland, Jacksonville and the beginning of the year pickup by New York. In total, 44 touchdowns to 27 interceptions, his best year might have been his rookie season with Tampa.

Plenty of memories from Glennon while at State. “Replacing” Wilson with all the pressure in the world, Glennon’s highlight moment was a comeback upset of then ranked #3 Seminoles at Carter-Finley.

When Brissett got his start, he pulled out a win. Can Glennon make it two for two for State backups?

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2 NC State Players Were Invited to the 2024 NFL Combine

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Yesterday, the NFL released the names of the 321 prospects invited to the 2024 NFL Combine, and Linebacker Payton Wilson and Center Dylan McMahon made the cut.

Wilson was a Unanimous All-American, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-ACC and won the Butkus and Nagurski Awards. McMahon earned All-ACC Honorable Mention this year.

Also, Long Snapper Joe Shimko’s has been invited to a Specialists Showcase at the end of the Combine.

Shimko was named the best Long Snapper in College Football this season.

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Where is NC State’s Payton Wilson Landing in Mock Drafts?

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Former NC State Linebacker Payton Wilson won the Butkus and Nagurski Awards this season, and is primed to be one of the top Linebacker’s taken in the 2024 NFL Draft. With the Draft Order set after the end of the Super Bowl, where is the former Wolfpack Linebacker projecting to land in the 2024 NFL Draft.

ProFootballFocus – 2nd Round – #41 – Green Bay Packers
PlayerProfiler – 2nd Round – #53 – Miami Dolphins
33rd Team – 3rd Round – #67 – Washington Commanders
NFL.com – 3rd Round – #78 – Philadelphia Eagles
Tankathon – 3rd Round – #82 – Indianapolis Colts
DraftWire – 3rd Round – #84 – Pittsburgh Steelers
FanSided – 3rd Round – #87 – Dallas Cowboys
The Athletic – 3rd Round – #97 – Philadelphia Eagles

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2 Former NC State Football Players Take Home Super Bowl Rings

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Two former NC State Football players took home Super Bowl rings last night: Offensive Guard Joe Thuney and Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Unfortunately, Thuney was unable to play last night due to a pectoral injury, but Valdes-Scantling did catch a touchdown.

Valdes-Scantling finished with 3 receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Thuney has now broken his tie with Center Jim Ritcher, becoming the NC State football player with the most Super Bowl appearances, and Valdes-Scantling is tied for 3rd. Thuney has been to 5 Super Bowls in 8 seasons.

Joe Thuney – 5
Jim Ritcher – 4
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 2
Mike Cofer – 2
Perry Williams – 2
Mike Jones – 2
Torry Holt – 2
Russell Wilson – 2
J.R. Sweezy – 2
Steven Hauschka – 2
(Bill Cowher – 2 – as a head coach)

Thuney now has 4 Super Bowl rings, which is tied for the 3rd most by a player in NFL history. Valdes-Scantling has 2.

NC State Players with the Most Super Bowl Rings

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney – 4
Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 2
Place Kicker Mike Cofer  – 2
Cornerback Perry Williams – 2

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Joe Thuney’s 5 Super Bowl Appearances is the Most by an NC State Player

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Former All-American Offensive Lineman Joe Thuney is heading to his 5th Super Bowl in 8 NFL Seasons. Unfortunately, Thuney isn’t expected to play tomorrow due to a pectoral injury.

Thuney has now broken his tie with Center Jim Ritcher, becoming the NC State football player with the most Super Bowl appearances.

Joe Thuney – 5
Jim Ritcher – 4
Mike Cofer – 2
Perry Williams – 2
Mike Jones – 2
Torry Holt – 2
Russell Wilson – 2
J.R. Sweezy – 2
Steven Hauschka – 2
(Bill Cowher – 2 – as a head coach)

Thuney also holds the record for the most Super Bowl rings by a former NC State football player with 3, and has a chance to pick up his 4th tomorrow. Place Kicker Mike Cofer and Cornerback Perry Williams are the only other former Wolfpack football players to win 2 Super Bowls.

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