Pack Places Nine on Steele's All-ACC Teams
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson

Posted Dec 3, 2010


NC State had nine standouts named to the 200 All-ACC teams chosen by noted college football analyst Phil Steele. George Bryan, Nate Irving, and Russell Wilson were first-team All-ACC selections.

NC State had nine standouts named to the 200 All-ACC teams chosen by noted college football analyst Phil Steele. George Bryan, Nate Irving, and Russell Wilson were first-team All-ACC selections.

PHIL STEELE'S 2010 POSTSEASON ALL-ACC TEAM

Bryan and Irving were also named first-team selections by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Bryan, a junior tight end, totaled 32 catches for 344 yards and three touchdowns. He was also a first-team selection pick in 2009.

Irving, a senior linebacker, finished the season ninth in the ACC in tackles (88), seventh in sacks (6.0) which was the highest by a linebacker, and second in tackles for a loss (20.5), also the highest total for a linebacker. He was also recently named a first-team All-American by Scout.com.

Wilson, a junior quarterback, was just two votes away from being a first-team selection by the ACSMA, but Steele recognized his talents with a first-team nod. Wilson finished the year with 26 passing touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and no other quarterback had more than 20 touchdown passes. He also added another nine touchdowns rushing, which was second in the conference among ACC quarterbacks behind Georgia Tech's Joshua Nesbitt. Wilson led the ACC and finished sixth nationally in points responsible for, as he averaged 17.5 points per game.

Wilson's 35 touchdowns led the conference and are just three short of breaking the team and ACC record established by Philip Rivers as a senior in 2003. Rivers capped his senior season with five passing touchdowns in the bowl win over Kansas to total 37 touchdowns. Wilson has a chance to break the record in the Wolfpack's upcoming bowl game.

Steele also honored several other Wolfpackers. Senior wide receiver Owen Spencer was a second-team All-ACC pick, and senior wideout Jarvis Williams earned third-team honors. Senior left tackle Jake Vermiglio was also a third-team selection. Spencer was a second-team selection according to the ACSMA and Vermiglio earned honorable mention All-ACC honors.

Defensively, junior defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy and junior linebacker Audie Cole were second-team selections, and sophomore linebacker Terrell Manning was a third-team pick. Sweezy was also a honorable mention All-ACC pick according to the ACSMA.



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