The Wolfpacker

September 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2017 ■ 49 10 Running back Willie Burden (1971-73) The 1973 ACC Player of the Year was the first running back to rush for over 1,000 yards at NC State, tallying 1,014 yards in that 1973 season. 11 Quarterback Dave Buckey (1972-75) He was the first quarterback at NC State to go over 4,000 career passing yards, finishing with 4,286. That is still ninth best at NCSU. Buckey is also fifth all time at the school in efficiency rating (133.12). 12 — Quarterback Erik Kramer (1985-86) In two seasons, Kramer threw for 4,602 yards, which is eighth all time at NC State. He was named the 1986 ACC Player of the Year and proceeded to spend 10 seasons in the NFL. Kramer holds the Chicago Bears single-season records for passing yards (3,838) and touchdown passes (29). 13 — Kicker Steve Videtich (1991-94) Very few kickers at NC State were as accurate as Videtich. He made 42 of 53 field goal attempts (79.3 percent) with a long of 50 and 93 of 97 extra points (95.9 percent). Videtich had three separate streaks of at least nine field goals made in a row. He was a two-time All-ACC selection and a second-team All-American in 1994. 14 — Quarterback Terry Harvey (1991, 93-95) The two-sport star was one of the best pitchers in school history, and in football he ranked fifth all time in passing yards (5,925) and sixth in touchdown throws (38). 15 — Linebacker Clayton White (1997-00) White had several big tackling games at NC State, including 20 in a win at Texas in 1999 and 23 against Ohio in 1998. His 33 career tackles for loss ranks 14th in school history. White would later spend four seasons as an assistant coach at NC State. Quarterback Russell Wilson (2008-10) Like Mario Williams, any player wearing No. 16 in the future at NC State will wear a patch on his jersey commemorating Wilson's accomplish - ments with the Wolfpack. Wilson was the starter for three years, beginning in 2008 when he became the first freshman in league history to be named the first-team All-ACC quarterback. Wilson was also named the ACC Rookie of the Year. In his time in Raleigh, Wilson also set a new na - tional record for consecutive passes without an inter- ception with 379. He also is third all time at NC State in passing yards (8,545) and total yards (9,628), and second in throw- ing scores (76) and touchdown responsibility (93). After spending his final season at Wisconsin, Wil- son became a Super Bowl- winning starting quar- terback with the Seattle Seahawks, where he currently is the game's eighth- highest-paid player. 17 16 Quarterback Philip Rivers (2000-03) The 2003 ACC Player of the Year still holds the conference record for most passing yards with 13,494, which is also second all time in NCAA history. Rivers also holds the ACC record with 95 touchdown passes and 13,582 total yards. He started an NCAA-record 51 games at quarterback for the Wolfpack and threw for over 3,000 yards in three different seasons, a first for an ACC player. As a senior, he led the country with a 72.0 percent completion percentage and 170.49 efficiency rating. He was also the quarterback of the school-record 11-win 2002 squad that climbed as high as No. 10 in the polls. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 draft has been a six-time Pro Bowler with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and led the NFL in passing yards in 2010. Entering his 12th season as a starter, he has 45,833 passing yards (12th all time) and 314 tossing scores (eighth all time) in the NFL. His No. 17 was retired on Senior Day in his final home game, and he was elected into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 — although he deferred induction until a later date that allows him to attend the ceremony. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN

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