College Football News Preview 2020: NC State Wolfpack

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College Football News Preview 2020: NC State Wolfpack

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College Football News Preview 2020: Top NC State Wolfpack Players

Best NC State Wolfpack Offensive Player

RB Zonovan Knight, Soph.
Let’s just throw all the running backs into the mix here as a collective Best Offensive Player in the running-back-by-committee approach – a healthy Ricky Person Jr., Jordan Houston, and Trent Pennix form a nice backfield. Knight, though, should be the star of the bunch, coming off a 745-yard, five-touchdown season with three 100-yard games.

The 6-0, 197-pounder came up large as a true freshman, was able to handle at least ten carries per game, and he showed a good burst – but he’ll have to share the workload.

2. TE Cary Angeline, Sr.
3. PK Christopher Dunn, Jr.
4. WR Emeka Emezie, Sr.
5. RB Ricky Person, Jr.

Best NC State Wolfpack Defensive Player

S Tanner Ingle, Jr.
Go ahead and put any one of the three top linebackers here, and you could make a case for nose tackle Alim McNeill if he can build on his good-pass rushing sophomore season. But coming into the year, Ingle should be the top all-around playmaker for a secondary that needs more top all-around plays.

The 5-10, 188-pound veteran isn’t all that big, but he packs a thump from his free safety spot, making 44 tackles as a freshman and coming up with 68 tackles last year. He was leading the team in stops before missing the final game hurt – he’s not afraid to get physical.

2. LB Payton Wilson, Soph.
3. P Trenton Gill, Jr.
4. LB Louis Acceus, Sr.
5. LB Isaiah Moore, Jr.

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