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Name: Devin Leary (+) Coming off 10-08-22 Pectoral INJ/Out for 2022
College: North Carolina State     Number: 13
Height: 6-1   Weight: 215
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Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: (+) Coming off 10-08-22 Pectoral INJ/Out for 2022...PUnitas/PWCampPOY/PManning/PMaxwell/PDaveyOBrien...2021: HMC...2020: NAC...Coming off (+) 10-17-20 Leg INJ



 Devin Leary, North Carolina State, Player News


  North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary is out for the season and will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn pectoral muscle, the school announced Saturday on social media. The school said the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year did not suffer damage to his (right) throwing shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery. Graduate transfer Jack Chambers will make his first start for the Wolfpack on Saturday against No. 18 Syracuse. Leary was injured last week in the No. 15 Wolfpack's 19-17 victory over Florida State and left the game late in the third quarter. He was listed day-to-day during the week with no timetable to return. A school official said Leary made the trip to Syracuse for Saturday's game. Surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, the school said. - AP College Football

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  North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Monday that quarterback Devin Leary avoided a serious shoulder injury in Saturday's win against Florida State and is considered day-to-day ahead of the 15th-ranked Wolfpack's trip to No. 18 Syracuse this weekend. The preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year took a hard hit to his right shoulder from FSU's Joshua Farmer as he tried to deliver the ball downfield. Leary immediately grabbed at his right arm as he was down with Farmer being flagged for a roughing-the-passer penalty with 4:59 left in the third quarter. Leary was helped to the tunnel and later returned to the sideline with his right arm in a sling for the rest of the comeback win against the Seminoles. But Doeren said Monday it's "a rehabbable injury," though the timeline for his recovery is unclear. "It could be this week, it could be six weeks,” Doeren said. "It's really going to come down to how he recovers...But we're excited that his season isn't over and he doesn't need surgery." - AP College Football

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  Preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year in quarterback Devin Leary of No. 14 North Carolina State was knocked from Saturday night's game against Florida State with an injury. Leary took a hard hit to his right shoulder and arm area from FSU's Joshua Farmer as he tried to deliver the ball downfield. Leary immediately grabbed at his right arm as he was down with Farmer being flagged for a roughing-the-passer penalty with 4:59 left in the third quarter. Leary was flat on his back as team medical staff tended to him. He eventually was helped to his feet, though Leary was holding his right shoulder area and had his head hanging low as he slowly was escorted to a locker-room tunnel. Leary had completed just 10 of 21 passes for 130 yards with a touchdown and an interception before his exit. Charleston Southern graduate transfer Jack Chambers entered the game for Leary with the Wolfpack trailing 17-10. - AP College Football

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  Devin Leary threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns - including a 75-yarder on the first play from scrimmage - and No. 12 North Carolina State routed UConn 41-10 on Saturday night. Leary completed 32 of 44 passes for the Wolfpack (4-0), while throwing touchdowns to four different receivers, including one to sophomore Porter Rooks for the first score of his career. Victor Rosa scored the lone touchdown for UConn (1-4) on an 11-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

The Wolfpack, tuning up for a showdown with No. 5 Clemson next week, wasted no time in putting points on the board as Leary connected with Thayer Thomas on the very first play from scrimmage. It was the longest play from scrimmage of the season for N.C. State, and it was also the first time the team has scored on its first offensive play of a game since 1991. N.C. State scored on its first five possessions and led 31-0 before UConn got on the board. After Camryn Edwards intercepted Leary, Noe Ruelas kicked a 28-yard field goal for the Huskies as time expired in the second quarter. UConn had just 160 yards of total offense and converted only 2-of-12 third downs. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  Devin Leary tied a program record by accounting for six touchdowns and No. 18 North Carolina State's defense surrendered 150 total yards as the Wolfpack beat Charleston Southern 55-3 in Saturday's home debut. Leary threw four TD passes, including a perfect 24-yard wheel route to Jordan Houston down the left side and then a 40-yard strike over the middle to Anthony Smith after he shrugged blitzer Nick Perry off his back. Leary's two rushing scores included a 12-yard keeper in the first quarter, when the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year bounced off three hard hits before hitting the end zone for the game's first TD. Celebrating his 23rd birthday, Leary wrapped up his day by hitting Chris Toudle for a 27-yard TD down the middle and a 45-0 lead with 12:48 left in the third.

The game offered N.C. State (2-0) a chance to regroup from last week's 21-20 win at East Carolina, with the Wolfpack carrying a No. 13 ranking in the AP Top 25 to Greenville and taking the victory when the Pirates missed two critical late kicks. That game was full of problems after halftime, including coming up scoreless on two drives with a combined six goal-line snaps as well as sputtering to 25 fourth-quarter yards. That made recent days, along with kickoff against the Buccaneers (0-2) of the Championship Subdivision, a chance to clean up mistakes. Charleston Southern's top highlight was a 48-yard field goal from Sam Babbush midway through the third quarter to break up the Wolfpack's shutout bid. Ross Malmgren threw for 111 yards but found himself under repeated pressure. Charleston Southern managed 36 yards rushing on 15 carries to remain winless all-time against Bowl Subdivision teams. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  No. 13 North Carolina State topped East Carolina 21-20 on Saturday after Pirates kicker Owen Daffer missed an extra point with 2:58 left and a 41-yard field goal with 5 seconds to go. The Pirates (0-1) were in position to hand the Wolfpack a surprising loss when they got the ball back late down 21-20, not to mention offer Daffer a shot at redemption after he pulled the tying PAT wide left after Rahjai Harris' short touchdown run. Holton Ahlers' keeper set Daffer up with a makeable field goal in the final seconds, but he missed this one wide right to stun a once-rowdy crowd and leave many fans putting their hands on their heads in disbelief.

The Wolfpack (1-0) celebrated the miss, with Shyheim Battle emphatically waving that the kick was no good while coach Dave Doeren pumped his right fist. Still, the moment appeared to be more about relief than jubilation for a team that had a long list of troubles in its latest bumpy trip to Greenville. This time, at least, it all came in a win. Devin Leary, the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, threw for 211 yards and a touchdown, but he had a costly interception with about 5 minutes left that set up East Carolina's late touchdown drive. The Wolfpack also came up empty on six goal-line plays in the fourth quarter, first with a goal-line fumble by Jordan Houston and then with talented youngster Demie Sumo-Karngbaye getting stuffed four straight times to end another drive. In fact, the difference in this game - Duffer's misses aside - came on a blocked punt by Jasiah Provillon deep in ECU's end that Sean Brown recovered in the end zone late in the first quarter. - North Carolina State/AP College Football


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  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 19. Devin Leary, QB, NC State, Junior. Notable 2021 stats: 3,433 yards, 35 TDs. Last year's ranking: NR. Coach Dave Doeren describes Leary as the best quarterback in the country based on everything he has seen out of his quarterbacks over his NC State career. Last season, Leary threw for 3,433 yards and 35 touchdowns -- setting a single-season school touchdown record. His .657 completion percentage ranks No. 3 in school history. Leary was selected as the media choice for preseason ACC Player of the Year. - ESPN.com

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  2022 PRESEASON MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Devin Leary, Jr., NC State,...Leary has been named to the 2022 Manning Award Watch List. Earlier this summer, The Sicklerville, N.J., native was announced as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year and was also named to the watch lists for the Maxwell, Davey O'Brien and Walter Camp Player of the Year awards. The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced its preseason Watch List on Thursday. The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2022 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls. - NC State Football

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  Devin Leary on trying to improve: "My biggest emphasis this offseason comes with the defensive identification - whether there is a certain pressure or a certain look that is bad with the specific play that we have, getting us out of those looks. That was my biggest thing this spring that Coach [Tim] Beck [the offensive coordinator] kind of took the leash off me - 'Hey, if you see something that you feel as if this play isn't going to work, just get out [of it] and check it." - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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  2022 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYER TO WATCH: Devin Leary, QB, junior, North Carolina State,...Earlier this week, The Sicklerville, N.J., native was announced as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year and last week was named to the watch lists for the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards. In 2021, Leary set a new school single season record with 35 passing touchdowns breaking the previous mark of 34 held by Philip Rivers (2003). - North Carolina State Football

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  Devin Leary is coming off a record-breaking season during which he threw for 35 touchdowns, a single-season school record, passing Philip Rivers. Leary has thrown for 51 career touchdowns at N.C. State, good enough for sixth all-time. In two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Pack, Leary has posted a 12-3 record. After suffering a broken leg in 2020, Leary started all 12 games a year ago. Entering his third year under offensive coordinator Tim Beck, Leary is expected to lead N.C. State to new heights. "I have a really good grasp of the system, and guys that we need to step up, kind of teaching them and making sure they understand what they need to do, and just in general having the whole offense understand from my perspective," Leary said at ACC Kickoff. "Just being in the system for a good amount of time and just keep collaborating with Coach Beck." Leary threw just five interceptions last season while passing for 3,433 yards.

He was clutch when it mattered for the Pack, throwing 11 touchdowns in the fourth quarter or overtime. Leary was the only quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with 10 or more touchdowns and one or no interceptions in the fourth quarter. He was just the third ACC quarterback in the playoff era to accomplish that feat. "He's one of the top quarterbacks in the country," N.C. State linebacker Isaiah Moore told The News & Observer. "We feel like he's the best in the country. We have no worries when he's under center." - Raleigh News Observer


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  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Devin Leary, NC State,...Redshirt junior North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary (6-1, 215) owns these impressive career marks: Ranks seventh in school history with 5,542 career passing yards; Posts the best interception avoidance mark in school history with a 0.23 mark. He threw just five picks in 2021; Has thrown for 51 career touchdowns - the No. 6 mark in school history; .599 career completion percentage is tied for fifth in the Wolfpack record book; Averages 230.9 passing yards per game. In Wolfpack history, only Philip Rivers (275.2) and Ryan Finley (269.4) boast a better mark. At Timber Creek High School (New Jersey), finished his career as the state's all-time leader in passing yards (9,672) and touchdown throws (117). Completed 566-of-910 passes for 9,672 yards and 117 touchdowns. Also rushed for 525 career yards and 11 TDs. - NC State Football

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  2022 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: Devin Leary, NC State, Jr., 6-1, 215, Sicklerville, N.J.,...Last season, Leary become the first and only quarterback in ACC history to hit the 35 (TD)-5 (INT) threshold in a single season. He also set a new school single season record with 35 passing touchdowns - he broke the previous mark of 34 held by Philip Rivers (2003). Leary ranked third in the ACC in passing efficiency with a 157.1 mark - the second-best mark for a season in school history, and his 3,433 passing yards in 2021 ranks sixth in the Wolfpack single-season record book. - NC State Football

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  Studying quarterbacks and breaking down film comes naturally to N.C. State linebacker Drake Thomas. Being in front of the camera, sans helmet and shoulder pads, is admittedly outside of his comfort zone. But it was hard to tell when he and quarterback Devin Leary were on screen recently, appearing in a series of commercials for Bobbitt Construction in Raleigh. "It takes a little time to get adjusted," Thomas said. "I'd say the first time it was awkward. I'm not an actor obviously, but we went back to do some more videos and I was definitely a lot more comfortable. It was more natural."

In three seasons, Thomas has made 192 tackles and was a first-team all-ACC performer in 2021. Last season Leary broke N.C. State's single-season record for passing touchdowns (35), while throwing just five interceptions. Their success on the field thrust them into the spotlight, and when Bobbitt Construction reached out to them about appearing on camera, they were ready. "We've never shot a video or acted before, so it's new to us," Leary said. "But it's funny to see Drake hop into a skit, like, this dude is our starting linebacker and he's doing a construction video." - Raleigh News Observer


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  The ACC revealed its new football scheduling model for the 2023-2026 seasons on Tuesday, featuring three primary opponents a school faces every year and rotating five additional teams every two years. The 3-5-5 approach will eliminate the conference's split into Atlantic and Coastal divisions and thus end the long gaps that came from playing cross division foes. "It was clear this model is in the best interest of our student-athletes, programs and fans, at this time," ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in an official statement. "The future ACC football scheduling model provides significant enhancements for our schools and conference," Phillips said. "With the most important being our student-athletes having the opportunity to play every school both home and away over a four-year period."

North Carolina's three primary opponents are teams it already faced every year in Duke, N.C. State and Virginia. The Blue Devils and Cavaliers are both Coastal foes and N.C. State was its permanent Atlantic game. The UNC-UVA game is the oldest football rivalry in the South dating back to 1892. N.C. State's primary opponents include Duke and Clemson. The Wolfpack had played Wake Forest annually every season since 1910 in a series that dates back to 1895. But by adding the Tigers as a primary partner, that run will come to an end in 2025. - Herald Sun


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  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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