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R.J. Mattes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- R.J. Mattes had a huge smile on his face while talking with reporters following NC State's 30-19 win over Cincinnati.

The 6-foot-6, 303-pounder had just received his first game action after working his way back from a serious knee injury. "It was real exciting," R.J. Mattes told Pack Pride. "My first game back and nine months of rehab. The process was long and tiring, but I got through it. "I have to thank the athletic training staff for all their help because they pushed me. I even came back a little... Recommended Stories