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August 3, 2010

NC State names three captains

Fifth-year senior middle linebacker Nate Irving, redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson and fifth-year senior wide receiver Jarvis Williams were named team captains for the 2010 NC State football season by a vote of their teammates at Monday night's camp-opening meeting.

"These three young men have shown leadership throughout their entire careers as members of this program," NC State coach Tom O'Brien. "Their hard work and dedication earned them the respect of their teammates."

Irving returns to the field this season after missing last year due to multiple injuries sustained in a car accident on June 28, 2009. Irving tied for third on the team with 84 tackles despite missing a third of the season with an injury, culminating in honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2008.

Wilson ranks fifth in school history in career passing yards (4,982), second in passing efficiency (141.94), fifth in completions (374), sixth in attempts (653), and third in touchdowns (48). A first-team All-ACC quarterback in 2008 and honorable mention a year ago, he has been named to preseason watch lists for both the O'Brien and Manning awards. Wilson spent most of this summer playing for the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. This is expected to be his last season playing for the Wolfpack.

Williams is the leader among active ACC players with 15 career touchdown receptions, which is also the fourth-best mark in school history. His 81 career receptions is fourth among all returning conference players, and his 1,051 yards receiving is fifth. He pulled in 11 scores last season.


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