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A week after his father’s death, NC State’s Darian Roseboro plans on playing against Pittsburgh

N.C. State defensive end Darian Roseboro (45) sacks Furman quarterback P.J. Blazejowski (7) during the first half of N.C. State's game against Furman at Carter-Finley Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017.
N.C. State defensive end Darian Roseboro (45) sacks Furman quarterback P.J. Blazejowski (7) during the first half of N.C. State's game against Furman at Carter-Finley Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. ehyman@newsobserver.com

Defensive end Darian Roseboro will play in N.C. State’s next game and dedicate it to the memory of his late father, Johnny.

Johnny Roseboro, 43, died this past Saturday in Lincolnton. The junior defensive end shared the news on his Twitter account.

After an out-pouring from friends and fans, Roseboro posted a message on Sunday about this week’s trip to Pittsburgh.

The family had a private funeral on Monday in Lincolnton. N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said the team will wear the initials “JR” on the back of their helmets for the Pitt game to honor Roseboro’s father.

Roseboro, who regularly rotates with starters Bradley Chubb and Kentavius Street at defensive end, has a 17 tackles in six games this season.

NC State football coach Dave Doeren talks about the Wolfpack's upcoming matchup against the Pitt Panthers during a media availability Monday, October 9, 2017.

Joe Giglio: 919-829-8938, @jwgiglio

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