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NC State’s Christopher Dunn is a CONSENSUS 1st Team All-American

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It’s official.

NC State Place Kicker Christopher Dunn is a CONSENSUS 1st Team All-American.

In order to earn the title Consensus 1st Team All-American, you have to earn 1st Team honors from 3 out of 5 of the following All-American Teams: American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation.

If you earn 1st Team honors by all 5, you are dubbed a UNANIMOUS 1st Team All-American.

Dunn missed unanimous honors by 1. He earned 1st team honors from the AFCA, AP, FWAA, and the WCFF. The Sporting News dubbed him 2nd Team All-American.

Dunn connected on 24 of his 25 field goal attempts in 2022. His total field goals (24), and his field goal percentage (96%) both ranked 2nd in the FBS. His 96% accuracy was the best percentage by kickers with 20+ field goal attempts. 17 of his field goals were from 30+ yards, which was the 2nd most in the FBS. This season, Dunn became the ACC’s career leader in field goals and total points.

Christopher Dunn is only the 10th player in school history to earn heralded status of Consensus 1st Team All-American.

DT Dennis Byrd – 1966
OG Bill Yoest – 1973
RB Ted Brown – 1978
C Jim Ritcher – 1978 & 1979
PK Marc Primanti – 1996
WR Torry Holt – 1998
DE Bradley Chubb – 2017
C Garrett Bradbury – 2018
OT Ikem Ekwonu – 2021
PK Christopher Dunn – 2022

It’s worth noting that 4 of the 10 Consensus All-Americans in NC State history have come under the tenure of head coach Dave Doeren.

Congrats Chris! You deserve all the shine coming your way! We look forward to seeing you kick on Sundays.

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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NC State Football has Proven the Preseason Rankings Wrong More Than Almost Any Other Team Since 2010

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According to College Football Report, NC State is tied for the 2nd Most Ranked Finishes after beginning the season Unranked in the Preseason AP Poll since 2010.

CFB Teams With The Most Ranked Finishes After Being Unranked Preseason (Since 2010)

Northwestern – 5
NC State – 4
Oklahoma State – 4
Michigan State – 4
Mississippi State – 4
Baylor – 4
TCU – 3
Texas A&M – 3
Utah – 3
Boise State – 3
Memphis – 3
UCF – 3
Cincinnati – 3
Houston – 3

An interesting tidbit regarding this stat: NC State has finished the season ranked in the Final AP Top-25 4 times since 2010. On all 4 occasions, the Wolfpack was unranked to start the season.

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NC State Football is Tied for the 14th Most Finishes in the CFP Top-25

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According to College Football Report, NC State is tied for 14th most Top-25 finishes in the Final College Football Playoff Rankings with 5.

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NC State has finished in the Top-25 of the CFP Poll the past 4 years consecutively, as well as 2017.

2023: 18th
2022: 23rd
2021: 18th
2020: 23rd
2017: 24th

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CBS Sports Predicts Each ACC Football Teams Final Record for 2024

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Grant Hughes over at CBS Sports released his predictions for the Final Records of each ACC team for the 2024 Football season.

The Wolfpack are predicted to go 10-2, with a 7-1 record in the ACC.

What are your thoughts on Hughes’ predictions?

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Phil Steele Includes 2 NC State Players on His 2024 Preseason All-American Teams

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Phil Steele has released his 2024 Preseason All-ACC Teams, and 9 NC State players were represented. He also released his 2024 Preseason All-American Teams, and two Wolfpack players were honored: Sophomore Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion & Senior Cornerback Aydan White.

Concepcion was named to the 3rd Team. He is coming off one of the best Freshman seasons in school history. Concepcion was named ACC Rookie of the Year, and earned Freshman All-American status from numerous publications. He finished the year with 71 receptions for 839 and 10 Touchdowns. The 71 receptions & 10 Touchdowns were new Freshman records at NC State, and the receiving yards rank 2nd. Overall, regardless of class, the 71 receptions rank 6th in school history in a single season, and the 10 TD’s rank 5th.

White was named to the 4th team. He hasn’t given up a touchdown in coverage over the past two seasons. Last season, White earned 3rd Team All-ACC status, and ranked 5th in the conference in passes defended. In 2022, White was 1st Team All-ACC, ranking 2nd in the ACC in interceptions (4).

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