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Name: Devin Leary 
College: North Carolina State     Number: 13
Height: 6-1   Weight: 212
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.67
   40 Time: 4.76
  40 High: 4.85

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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: HMC...2020: NAC...Coming off (+) 10-17-20 Leg INJ


 Devin Leary, North Carolina State, Player News


  N.C. State launched a promotional campaign for quarterback Devin Leary on Monday, but don't call it a Heisman campaign for the returning junior. Not yet, at least. Leary is coming off a record-breaking year, during which he set a new N.C. State single-season mark for touchdown passes (35). He also threw for 3,433 yards, sixth all-time in Wolfpack history, and he was the ACC leader in touchdown passes against league competition with 27. He's one of the top returning quarterbacks in the ACC, and N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren has gone on record saying he's the best quarterback in the country.

Monday, the Wolfpack took steps to make sure everyone else had a chance to see what Leary has to offer, as well, launching the "D Leary Delivers" campaign, complete with website, social media presence and a highlight video. The site rolls out a list of accomplishments and highlights from Leary's career - so far - in Raleigh. But, don't say the 'H' word. "We expect his play this season will turn it into a Heisman campaign," N.C. State spokesperson Annabelle Myers said in a text to The News & Observer. "But for right now, (the site) is to promote a great player who we feel hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves." - Raleigh News Observer


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  It's official: NC State quarterback Devin Leary will return to the Wolfpack next season. The 2021 campaign is still going, but truly: the pieces are falling into place for a possible big-time 2022 season in Raleigh Leary informed the USA TODAY Network that he will return; the same report confirmed that All-ACC linebacker Payton Wilson will also come back for NC State. During his first full season as a starter, Leary put together a monster performance. The New Jersey native completed 65.7 percent of his passes, while ranking inside the top five of the ACC in a variety of passing categories: yards (3,433), yards per game (286.1) and touchdown passes (35). Leary threw only five interceptions all season, too. - ACCSports.com

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  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): QB - Devin Leary, NC State, 18 votes,...Eight members of the NC State football squad have been named All-ACC performers for 2021, including six who earned first-team honors. Those six first-team nods ties as the highest tally for the Wolfpack since 1992, as Dave Doeren's 2018 team also had six first-teamers. A testament to NC State's focus on playing complimentary football, the Pack was represented on the first team by offensive, defensive and special teams players. - North Carolina State Football

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  Too often for No. 24 N.C. State, rival North Carolina has proven to be the thorn in its side - crashing the party in otherwise successful seasons or, more recently, outright embarrassing the Wolfpack in blowouts. Friday night was shaping up to be more of the same, with North Carolina up 30-21 late and playing spoiler as N.C. State looked to keep hopes of an ACC Atlantic Division title alive. Two touchdowns in 26 seconds kept those hopes alive a little longer. Devin Leary threw those two touchdown passes in that short span, with North Carolina State recovering an onside kick in between, to stun North Carolina 34-30.

Leary found Emeka Emezie on a busted coverage for a 64-yard touchdown strike with 1:33 left. The Wolfpack recovered the onside kick, then Leary threw a 24-yard sideline pass to Emezie with 1:09 remaining. "What a football game," Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said. "What a game. That's why you play until the last second's off the clock." N.C. State (9-3, 6-2) beat North Carolina (6-6, 3-5) for the first time since 2018 to remain in contention for a trip to the conference championship game. It also officially eliminated six-time reigning league champion Clemson from the Atlantic Division race. The Wolfpack would reach the title game if No. 21 Wake Forest loses at Boston College on Saturday, creating a three-way tie atop the division that would favor N.C. State by virtue of its division record and head-to-head win over Clemson. Leary finished with 247 passing yards and four touchdowns. - N.C. State/AP College Football


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  Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns, Zonovan Knight returned a kickoff for a touchdown and No. 25 North Carolina State beat Syracuse 41-17 on Saturday to keep its hopes alive for an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. After neither team scored in the first 22 minutes, the Wolfpack scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a matter of less than 3 1/2 minutes. It was all part of N.C. State's 28-point burst in the last 6:14 of the first half.

By the time the game began, N.C. State (8-3, 5-2, No. 20 CFP) had retained a shot at reaching the ACC championship game because Atlantic Division-leading Wake Forest lost at Clemson. In order to go to Charlotte for the league title game Dec. 4, the Wolfpack must defeat North Carolina on Friday followed by a Wake Forest loss the next day at Boston College. Syracuse (5-6, 2-5), which was blown out a week earlier at Louisville, needs to beat Pittsburgh next week at home to secure bowl eligibility. Freshman running back Sean Tucker became Syracuse's single-season rushing leader, passing Joe Morris with a second-quarter carry. Morris set the mark with 1,372 yards in 1979. Tucker, who entered the week second nationally in rushing, has 1,471 yards this year after posting 109 yards on 14 carries Saturday. Leary threw for 303 yards by completing 17 of 24 passes. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  Dave Doeren can smile with pride, enjoying a season in which North Carolina State defeated Clemson and Florida State for the first time since he arrived in Raleigh, N.C., in 2013. Devin Leary threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns as the Wolfpack jumped ahead of Florida State early for a 28-14 win on Saturday. "I don't know how many times NC State has beaten Clemson and Florida State in the same year as a program," Doeren said. "But that happened this year and I think that's pretty good. When you look at those two programs, what they spend on football, their budgets, what they spend on their staffs, what we just did. I think it says a lot about what we're doing." Doeren's Wolfpack knocked off two of their biggest Atlantic Division rivals for the first time since 2002, before some of the current freshmen were born. N.C. State used the big play in the passing game against a Florida State team that was shorthanded due to flu-like symptoms.

Leary connected with Trent Pennix, C.J. Riley, Christopher Toudle and Ricky Person on touchdowns - one in each quarter - for the Wolfpack (7-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Three of the touchdowns were big plays, with connections of 62 yards to Riley, 45 yards to Pennix and 43 yards to Person. "I feel like it's a really special day," Pennix said. "We have a really special team. I had all the faith in my guys that we were going to pull out this win. We just went out and finished like we always do." McKenzie Milton filled in as Florida State's starting quarterback with Jordan Travis not dressed out. Milton completed 22 of 44 passes for 233 yards and scrambled to complete an 8-yard touchdown pass to Keyshawn Helton, but the Seminoles (3-6, 2-4) were also plagued by drops from the start. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  Devin Leary threw three of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as North Carolina State's offense finally got untracked in a 28-13 win over Louisville on Saturday night. Leary hit Trent Pennix on a 29-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the fourth quarter to push the Wolfpack into the lead. Leary connected with Devin Carter with 5:53 remaining as N.C. State stretched its edge to 21-13. The clinching points came on 10-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Riley with 2:21 to go. "Love the way we finished the game," N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said. "To be able to pad our lead was awesome down the stretch." N.C. State (6-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which finished with 44 yards on the ground, had only 189 yards of total offense through three quarters. "Credit to our defense, they played their tails off the entire game," Leary said. "We kind of rallied off that." Leary ended up 25-for-36 passing for 317 yards. "He's just playing smart," Doeren said of his quarterback. "There are times where he's trying to be a little too perfect, but he's gutsy." So it was largely defense that allowed the Wolfpack to bounce back from a one-point loss a week earlier at Miami. The outcome leaves N.C. State as the closest pursuer to undefeated Wake Forest in the ACC's Atlantic Division. "It says a lot about our maturity," Wolfpack linebacker Drake Thomas said. "It takes a real strong, mature team to do what we just did." The Cardinals managed 55 yards on three fourth-quarter possessions. - North Carolina State/AP College Football

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  Beating Clemson was tough enough for North Carolina State. Getting refocused for a nonconference game a week later was another challenge. "That was a monumental task," coach Dave Doeren said. "More than people probably understand." The No. 23 Wolfpack did it just well enough. Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns and N.C. State held off Louisiana Tech 34-27 on Saturday night.

Louisiana Tech picked up five first downs on its last possession, reaching the N.C. State 22-yard line before Jakeen Harris' interception in the end zone on the game's final play. "We did enough to win," Doeren said. "It's great, I guess, to not play great and to win a football game." N.C. State built on the upset of Clemson and improved to 4-1 for the second year in a row. "You could tell our energy wasn't there at the beginning of the game," running back Ricky Person Jr. said. "As it went on, we started to come together as a whole unit and push forward." Leary was 22 for 36 for 251 yards. Person (90 yards) and running back Zonovan Knight (85) each ran for a touchdown. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  SEPT 27 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Devin Leary, NC State, So., QB, Sicklerville, N.J.,...Named the Walter Camp FBS Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in Saturday's 27-21 double-overtime win over No. 9 Clemson ... Completed 32 of his 44 passing attempts (.727) for 238 yards ... Threw for four touchdowns, including two in overtime. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  SEPT 26 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DEVIN LEARY, NORTH CAROLINA STATE, RS Sophomore, Quarterback, Sickersville, NJ/Timber Creek,...Devin Leary completed 32-of-44 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns, including the go-ahead 22-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime, as North Carolina State defeated ninth-ranked Clemson, 27-21. It was the Wolfpack’s first win against a top ten team since 2012. Notes: Devin Leary is the fifth NC State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since former Wolfpack linebacker Nate Irving did exactly 11 years ago (Sept. 26, 2010). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  Clemson's final pass had barely hit the ground when North Carolina State's sideline began charging toward the field to celebrate, followed closely by red-clad Wolfpack fans pouring in to join them from all directions. The Wolfpack's long run of frustration in these marquee games is over. And the ninth-ranked Tigers' shot of returning to the College Football Playoff could be, too. N.C. State forced D.J. Uiagalelei into a fourth-down incompletion to seal a 27-21 win against the Tigers on Saturday. It's an outcome that shakes up the Atlantic Coast Conference race while also dealing a huge blow to the Tigers' playoff hopes in the long term behind yet another woeful offensive performance to start the year.

N.C. State (3-1, 1-0 ACC) had lost eight straight and 15 of 16 meetings to the Tigers, which included at least one painfully close loss that fueled a bit of Murphy's Law-level pessimism - locals know it by an expletive-featuring nickname - among Wolfpack fans. No more, at least not for ninth-year coach Dave Doeren after his first win against a top-10 team. "The curse is broken, N.C. State fans, finally," Doeren chuckled. "I've been here nine years and seen a lot of crazy stuff. And people have talked about it and didn't believe it. But I've got to tell you: I think it was real, and it's not there anymore. So we can move on now and be happy about that." Devin Leary threw for four touchdowns, including the winning 22-yard pass to Devin Carter - who made a twisting adjustment to the back-shoulder throw and got both knees down inside the back right corner of the end zone for the lead to start the second OT. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  Devin Leary threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as North Carolina State geared up for a key Atlantic Coast Conference clash by beating Furman 45-7 on Saturday night. Zonovan Knight ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 11 first-half carries for the Wolfpack (2-1), which braces for a visit from Clemson to open its league schedule next week. Leary completed 23 of 29 passes for 259 yards, all in the first half as the Wolfpack opened a 38-0 lead by halftime. "The rhythm was better," N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said. "There was a lot more plays where you could see 11 guys doing what they were supposed to do...It's good to get a rhythm. It's good to fix things we need to fix." It was a strong bounce-back performance for NC State after dropping a road decision to Mississippi State a week earlier. "I thought we responded well and that's what I was looking for," Doeren said. Knight scored on a 1-yard run to open the scoring, churning out 56 rushing yards of the 69 yards on the eight-play drive. Leary's touchdown passes went to Dylan Parham for 4 yards, Anthony Smith for 42 yards and Thayer Thomas for 12 yards – all in the Wolfpack's 28-point second quarter. He also ran for a 7-yard scoring during the quarter. "It got away from us there in the second quarter," Furman coach Clay Hendrix said. "They're as good as I thought they were." - North Carolina State/AP College Football

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  Starting quarterback Devin Leary could miss the rest of the regular season for No. 23 North Carolina State after having surgery Sunday for a leg injury suffered in a win against Duke. In a post on the program's Twitter account, the school said Leary had surgery a day after breaking the fibula bone in his left leg. He is expected to miss four to eight weeks. N.C. State (4-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is halfway through its league schedule, with a nonconference game against Liberty and an open week still ahead. Entering the Duke game, Leary had won two consecutive road games since retaking his starting job lost due to missed preseason workouts from COVID-19 contact tracing. But he was knocked from Saturday's game after taking a hard hit on a keeper from Duke's Lummie Young IV - who was ejected for targeting - and Leary's leg bent awkwardly beneath him.

He offered a thumbs-up while being carted off with 55 seconds left in the third quarter. He later returned to the sideline on crutches and wearing a protective boot. Bailey Hockman, who started the first two games, played in relief of Leary. N.C. State, which entered the AP Top 25 on Sunday, visits rival North Carolina next Saturday. The 14th-ranked Tar Heels fell nine spots after Saturday night's loss at unranked Florida State. It will be the first meeting with both teams ranked in the poll since 1993. - AP College Football


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  Leary's injury comes after he had won two straight road games since retaking his starting job lost due to missed preseason workouts from contact tracing. He took a hard hit on a keeper from Duke's Lummie Young IV - who was ejected for targeting - and Leary's leg bent awkwardly beneath him with 55 seconds left in the third. He offered thumbs-up while being carted off, then later returned to the sideline on crutches and wearing a protective boot. Doeren didn't offer specifics on Leary's injury, saying: "It doesn't look like we'll have him for a while." - AP College Football

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  Devin Leary got North Carolina State off to a fast start with two first-quarter touchdown passes and the Wolfpack's defense forced four turnovers and blocked a punt in a 38-21 victory against Virginia on Saturday. Zonovan Knight ran for 101 yards and two scores, leading a balanced offense that picked up 179 yards on the ground and 184 through the air. Leary hit Trent Pennix with a 5-yard scoring pass and Cary Angeline with a 32-yarder as the Wolfpack (3-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) built a 24-0 lead in the first half. Knight scored on runs of 35 and 2 yards, the latter score cementing the victory with 1:49 to play. The meeting was just the second between the teams since 2012 and the Cavaliers (1-2, 1-2) proved generous hosts. They threw three interceptions, lost a fumble and had a punt blocked. Alim McNeill returned one of the interceptions 18 yards for a touchdown. Leary was 11 for 25 for 184 yards and one interception. Virginia also lost quarterback Brennan Armstrong to an injury late in the first half and turned to seldom-used senior Lindell Stone, who finished 30 of 53 for 240 yards. - North Carolina State/AP College Football

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  Leary wasn't just throwing lasers, but he was getting rid of the ball quickly, spreading it around, keeping Pittsburgh at bay. It was the kind of command that Wolfpack fans expect at that position, alongside the likes of Phillip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon, Ryan Finley and Jacoby Brissett, all former N.C. State quarterbacks on NFL rosters. "He's always had it," Emezie said about Leary. It is the arm talent, but it's also the mental part of the game. Take the game-winning score for example. Emezie said that wasn't even the play drawn up, but Leary saw something in the defense he liked, told the coaches and they went with it. "Coach having faith in him, him having faith in me," Emezie said. "That was just a blessing right there. He's so confident in himself, he's just a confident player." - Raleigh News Observer

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  N.C. State went on the road and won an ACC game for the first time since 2018, 30-29 over Pittsburgh, behind a big day from quarterback Devin Leary. The Wolfpack trailed by five with 1:44 remaining and went 80 yards to shock No. 24 Pittsburgh. It was Dave Doeren's first win over a ranked opponent since the 2017 season. N.C. State (2-1, 2-1) also snapped a six-game road losing streak. The Wolfpack jumped out to a 10-point lead and trailed late, but Leary saved the day with his heroics on the final drive. Leary threw four touchdown passes, including a dime to Emeka Emezie with 23 seconds remaining in the game in his first start. He finished with 336 yards and was 6 of 8 on the last drive, taking the team 80 yards with 1:44 remaining. Leary led the team to three straight scoring drives to start the game. - Raleigh News Observer

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  OCT 5 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Devin Leary, NC State, So., QB, Sicklerville, N.J.,...Led NC State to a 30-29 road win at No. 24 Pitt on Saturday...Completed 28 of 44 passes for a career-high 336 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning TD with 23 seconds remaining...First Wolfpack quarterback since Russell Wilson in 2009 to finish a game with 330-plus passing yards, four touchdown passes and no interceptions...Engineered Saturday's game-winning drive that began at NC State's 25-yard line with 1:44 on the clock and no timeouts remaining. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  N.C. state football coach Dave Doeren had to cut spring practice short last month when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down spring sports. Since then, he has spent most of his days on Zoom, meeting with coaches and players, checking up on their progress away from the Murphy Center as best he can. The lost practice time has been a blow for a Wolfpack team that went 4-8 last season and has welcomed five new assistant coaches this spring. N.C. State cycled through three quarterbacks in 2019 before settling on Devin Leary at the end of the season and without a spring camp to show otherwise, Doeren said the job is his to lose whenever fall begins. "Devin will be our starter," Doeren said. "I know he's excited about the opportunity to grow from where he was." Leary played in eight games last season, passing for 1, 219 yards and eight touchdowns. Bailey Hockman (546 yards, 1 TD) also saw action in seven games. Ben Finley, younger brother of former N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley, enrolled early. "I was excited about the progress (Bailey) was making," Doeren said. "Then you have two young guys, Ben and Ty (Evans) who are just trying to learn the offense. Really, you have two guys who have played significant reps that we are counting on, and two young guys we want to see get better. I like where we're at, we just need the opportunity to coach them now." - Raleigh News Observer

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  North Carolina State has hired Tim Beck as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, completing a revamp of Dave Doeren's coaching staff after a four-win season. Beck had spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator at Texas, though he was demoted from coordinator as part of a staff shakeup there after the regular-season finale and before the Longhorns' Alamo Bowl victory over Utah. He was quarterbacks coach for that game. Beck and Doeren coached together at Kansas in 2005, with Doeren saying in a statement that he has known Beck for more than two decades. "He will take our offense and build it around the strengths of our personnel," Doeren said. "It will be versatile, aggressive, and player-friendly." Beck had also worked at Ohio State and Nebraska in the past decade. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Beck is set to make $700,000 annually for two years with the Wolfpack. - AP College Football

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