The Wolfpacker

September 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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56 ■ THE WOLFPACKER 64 Offensive lineman Leroy Harris (2003-06) Harris won the team's Jim Ritcher Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2005 and 2006. He would then play seven seasons in the NFL. 65 Offensive lineman Lonnie Gilbert (1994-97) In 1996, Gilbert was named second-team All- ACC, and then a year later he was selected to the first team after helping running back Tremayne Stephens rush for over 1,000 yards. 66 Offensive lineman Steve Keim (1992-95) Keim was named second-team All-ACC in 1994 and first-team a year later. He is currently the General Manager of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. 67 Offensive lineman Chris Hennie-Road (1992-94) The multi-year starter was second-team All- ACC in 1994. 68 Offensive lineman Don Jordan (1967-69) Jordan was a two-time first-team All-ACC se- lection (1968 and 1969). 69 Offensive lineman George Hegamin (1992-94) The massive (6-7, 330 pounds) tackle was Freshman All-American in 1992 and then second-team All-ACC a year later. He turned pro after the 1994 season and spent seven seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. 70 Defensive lineman Ron Carpenter (1967-69) Carpenter was selected first-team All-American in 1968 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) and was a two-time first-team All-ACC choice. He then played seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL. 71 Offensive lineman Joe Milinichik (1981-84) Leading the way for running back Joe Mc- Intosh, Milinichik was selected first-team All-ACC as a senior in 1984. He then played eight seasons in the NFL, including Super Bowl XXIX with the San Diego Chargers. 72 Defensive tackle DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler (2003-06) Tyler was part of arguably the greatest de- fensive line in school history. In 2006, Tyler was voted first-team All-ACC, and he later started one season in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. 73 Offensive lineman Elmer Costa (1948-50) NC State's first televised game was in 1950 against Maryland, and the Pack upset the eighth-ranked Terps, 16-13. Costa was named the Associated Press' National Lineman of the Week for the performance, part of a senior season in which he was named a first-team All-American by the Chicago Tribune. The year before, he was an honorable mention UPI All-American. 74 Offensive lineman Charlie Cobb (1987-90) On the field, Cobb was a second-team All- ACC choice on the 1990 team that beat Brett Favre and Southern Miss in the All-American Bowl. Off the field, Cobb was an outstanding student-athlete who was a three-time Academic All-ACC honoree and received a post-graduate scholarship from the league. He is now the Director of Athletics at Georgia State. 75 Offensive lineman Chris Koehne (1978-81) Koehne was named first-team All-ACC in 1980 and 1981, and was one of the lead blockers for running back Joe McIntosh's 1,000-yard rookie season in 1981. 76 Offensive lineman Chris Dieterich (1976-79) A two-time All-ACC selection and three-year starter, Dieterich played seven seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions after college. 63 Byrd was the headliner on argu- ably the greatest team ever at NC State — the 1967 squad led by its famous "White Shoes Defense." Byrd was a consensus first-team All- American that season, the first in school history. A year earlier, he had been se- lected first-team All-American by the Football Writers and NEA and second- team by the Associated Press. He was also the first player in ACC history to make three first-team All-ACC squads. The sixth overall pick in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the then-Boston Patriots, Byrd suffered a knee injury that limited him to one sea- son in the NFL. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014, and his No. 77 is retired by the Wolfpack. Defensive lineman Dennis Byrd (1965-67) Offensive lineman Bill Yoest (1970-73) At halftime of the UNC game in 2003, Yoest saw his No. 63 retired at Carter-Finley Stadium. It was a fitting tribute to the player who in 1973 was a consensus first-team All-American on an ACC-title winning squad. He also won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the ACC that season. Yoest was an amazing comeback story. He had to sit out the 1971 season after having surgery to re- move part of a vertebra. However, he returned strong in 1972 and was named first-team All-ACC. He was selected to play in a pair of postseason all-star games af- ter the 1973 season — the Hula Bowl and East-West Shrine Game — and played one season in the World Football League. 77 PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS

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