Jaylen Samuels, a 5-11, 225-pound junior from Charlotte took snaps at six different spots in 2015 and turned in one of the most productive seasons in N.C. State history. Samuels, an All-ACC pick at tight end in 2015, took snaps at tight end, H-back, slot receiver, outside receiver, halfback and even a few at quarterback.
VIDEO: During a team meeting, NC State football walk-ons Clark Eyers, Ford Howell, and Josh Taylor were awarded scholarships by head coach Dave Doeren. Since Doeren became head coach, 13 different walk-ons have been awarded scholarships.
The fifth Packapalooza brought tens of thousands of Wolfpack fans, alumni and students together with the city that N.C. State calls home. The musical acts at the back-to-school event included Chancellor Randy Woodson.
The Olympic success of N.C. State swimmers Ryan Held and Simonas Bilis continued the resurgence of the Wolfpack swimming program, from ACC also-ran to NCAA contender and training ground for international swimmers.
NC State’s Simonas Bilis improved .30 seconds from his qualifying time and swam a personal-best 21.71 in the 50-meter freestyle to qualify for Friday night’s final against Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin and the rest of the world looking for Lithuania’s second-ever swimming medal.
UNC Pembroke graduate transfer Connor Haskins finds himself in a tight competition at N.C. State fall football camp with sophomore Kyle Bambard – who was 7-for-14 on field-goal attempts with a long of just 37 yards last year – for the starting kicking job.
Ryan Held doesn't feel any different. Not yet, anyway. Less than 18 hours after swimming the third leg of the Olympic champion U.S. 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay Sunday night, the enormity of his accomplishment was still sinking in for the rising NC State junior.