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NC State’s All-Time NFL Defensive Leaders Heading into 2022 Season



As the 2022 NFL season approaches, here’s a look at where former NC State players rank in Career NFL Defensive Statistical Categories.

Career Tackles

  1. Stephen Tulloch – 959
  2. Adrian Wilson – 903
  3. Dewayne Washington – 807
  4. Vaughan Johnson – 669
  5. Brian Williams – 508
  6. Manny Lawson – 471
  7. Ray Agnew – 451
  8. Jesse Campbell – 404
  9. Mario Williams – 399
  10. Bobby Houston – 327
  11. David Amerson – 272
  12. Germanie Pratt – 256
  13. Terrence Holt – 244
  14. Josh Jones – 227
  15. Dontae Johnson – 214
If Pratt were to match his 2021 total of 91 tackles, he would jump up 2 spots, claiming 10th place. If Johnson matched his 30 tackles from last year, he would finish the season tied with Holt in 13th.
Career Sacks

1. Mario Williams 97.5
2. Ron Carpenter – 45.5
3. Willie Young – 32
4. Darwin Walker – 28.5
5. Mike Jones – 27.5
6. Mark Thomas – 27.0
7. Adrian Wilson – 25.5
8. Manny Lawson – 24.5
9. Ray Agnew – 22.5
10. Bradley Chubb – 20.5
11. Stephen Tulloch – 14.5
11. Bobby Houston – 14.5
13. B.J. Hill – 13

If Chubb can stay healthy, he is more than capable of having a double-digit sack season in 2022 (he had 12 as a rookie). If he were to do that, he would move from 10th to 4th by seasons end. Hill had 5.5 years in 2021, and if he were to match his total, he would pass Houston and Tulloch, moving up to 11th.

Career Tackles for Loss

1. Mario Williams – 121
2. Adrian Wilson – 81
3. Stephen Tulloch – 60
4. Manny Lawson – 58
5. Willie Young – 44
6. Darwin Walker – 38
7. Bradley Chubb – 29
8. Brian Williams – 23
9. Corey Smith – 17
9. Nate Irving – 17
11. B.J. Hill – 16
12. Dewayne Washington – 15
13. Mark Thomas – 14
13. Germaine Pratt – 14
15. Justin Jones – 12

Chubb has only really had 2 healthy seasons (2018 & 2020) in 4 seasons. Between those two years he averaged 12.5 tackles for loss. If he were to collect 12.5 tackles for loss in 2022, he would jump Darwin Walker, moving into 6th. Hill had 6 tackles for loss in 2021. If he were to match that total in 2022, he would hurdle Irving and Smith, moving into 9th. If Pratt matched his 5 tackles for loss from last year, he would hurdle Thomas, Washington, Irving and Smith (and possibly Hill). Jones also had 5 last year, and if he matched those numbers he would jump Thomas & Washington, and tie Smith and Irving.

Career Interceptions 

  1. Dewayne Washington – 31
  2. Adrian Wilson – 27
  3. Joe Scarpati – 25
  4. Claude Gibson – 22
  5. Brian Williams – 19
  6. Perry Williams – 18
  7. Eric Williams – 10
  8. David Amerson – 9
  9. Terrence Holt – 8
  10. Jesse Campbell – 7
  11. Juston Burris – 6

Burris had one pick last year, and if he were to grab one more this year, he’d break the top-10, tying Campbell.

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Zonovan Knight Makes Jets History in NFL Debut



Former NC State All-American (Kickoff Returner) and All-ACC Running Back Zonovan Knight made his NFL debut today in the Jets 31-10 victory over the Bears, and in doing so, he made New York history.

Knight had 69 yards on 14 carries (4.9 yards per carry) and had 3 receptions for 34 yards, giving him 103 yards from scrimmage, setting a new Jets record for yards from scrimmage in an NFL debut.

Bam went undrafted earlier this year, but then signed an undrafted free agent deal with New York. He initially made the Jets 53-man roster, but then was waived a few days later to make space for an Offensive Lineman. Two days later, the Jets signed Knight to their Practice Squad, and that’s where he was until he was called up to the 53-man roster on October 25th.

Though Bam has been on the 53-man roster since then, today was the first time that he was Active. This came after Jets Running Back James Robinson was listed as a healthy scratch. When Running Back Michael Carter left the game in the 1st half with an ankle injury, it was Knight’s turn to step in as RB1.

Knight ended up playing 49% of the offensive snaps for the Jets today.

Also, dude was wearing a Scarface sweater for his postgame press conference…serious drip.

Also, Knight made a bet with Jets Running Back Michael Carter, a former Tar Heel, that if NC State beat UNC, he would have to wear an NC State shirt tomorrow to practice. Love it Bam!

Knight might have just made a big enough splash to justify more of an active role with the New York Jets.

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Carlos Rodon Finishes 6th in 2022 National League Cy Young Award Voting



Earlier this week, the 2022 Cy Young Winners were announced, and former NC State All-American Pitcher Carlos Rodon came in 6th in the National League voting.

Sandy Alcantara, MIA: 30 (first-place votes) – 210 points
Max Fried, ATL: 10 (2nd), 7 (3rd), 5 (4th), 1 (5th) – 72 points
Julio Urías, LAD: 7 (2nd), 9 (3rd), 5 (4th), 1 (5th) – 66 points
Aaron Nola, PHI: 5 (2nd), 6 (3rd), 4 (4th), 2 (5th) – 48 points
Zac Gallen, ARI: 3 (2nd), 5 (3rd), 6 (4th), 6 (5th) – 45 points
Carlos Rodón, SF: 3 (2nd), 1 (3rd), 4 (4th), 7 (5th) – 30 points
Corbin Burnes, MIL: 1 (2nd), 2 (3rd), 1 (4th), 8 (5th) – 20 points
Yu Darvish, SD: 3 (4th), 1 (5th) – 7 points
Edwin Díaz, NYM: 1 (2nd), 2 (5th) – 6 points
Kyle Wright, ATL: 1 (4th), 1 (5th) – 3 points
Logan Webb, SF: 1 (4th) – 2 points
Ryan Helsley, STL: 1 (5th) – 1 point (MLB)

Rodon finished the 2022 season with a 14-8 record, a 2.88 ERA, 237 strikeouts (179 innings) and a WHIP of 1.03. In the National League, he ranked 6th in ERA, 2nd in K’s, 9th in WHIP and 9th in Wins.

In 2021, Rodon finished 5th in the Cy Young Award voting for the American League.

Rodon is now a Free Agent, and is set to become a very wealthy man after the past two seasons he’s put together.

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Trea Turner Wins First Silver Slugger Award



Former NC State All-American Shortstop recently won the National League Silver Slugger Award for the Shortstop position, the first of his career.

Among Shortstops, Turner led the MLB in hits (194) while coming 2nd in Batting Average (.298), doubles (39) and RBI’s (100).

Turner also earned his 2nd All-Star appearance in 2022.

The Dodgers recently issued a Qualifying Offer to Turner, who is now a Free Agent, and as expected he declined it.

Turner is about to make boat loads of money.

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Pack Pros: NFL Week 10 Report



This past weekend was the 10th week of the 2022 NFL season. Below is a breakdown of how the former NC State players on NFL rosters did.

Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had 3 receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ 27-17 win over the Jags.

Punter AJ Cole averaged an insane 58.8 yards per punt (5 punts) in the Raiders’ 20-25 loss to the Colts.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was 22 of 35 for 212 yards with a touchdown in the Browns’ 17-39 loss to the Dolphins. He also rushed the ball 7 times for 40 yards.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and 1 QB Hit in the Bears’ 30-31 loss to the Lions.


Linebacker Bradley Chubb had 3 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 3 QB Hits in the Dolphins 39-17 win over the Browns.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 21 of 42 for 286 yards and a touchdown (1 interception) in the Broncos’ 10-17 loss to the Titans.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 reception for 9 yards, and returned 3 punts for an average of 8.3 yards per return in the Bills’ 30-33 loss to the Vikings.

Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street had 3 tackles in the Saints’ 10-20 loss to the Steelers.

Defensive End James Smith-Williams had 2 tackles in the Commanders’ 32-21 win over the Eagles.

Cornerback Nick McCloud had 1 tackle in the Giants’ 24-16 win over the Texans.

Punter Trenton Gill averaged 43 yards per punt on 3 punts in Chicago’s 30-31 loss to Detroit.

Guard Joe Thuney (Chiefs), Center Garrett Bradbury (Vikings) and Tackle Ikem Ekownu (Panthers) played 100% of the snaps for their teams.


Linebacker Germaine Pratt (Bengals)

Defensive Tackle BJ Hill (Bengals)

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers (Pats)

Running Back Zonovan Knight (Jets)


Juston Burris (Panthers) – Concussion


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