NC State Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations Annabelle Vaughan confirmed that Bedics reported today to the Wolfpack. The 6'1, 235-pound outside linebacker must sit out the 2005 season, but he will have two years to play two as a redshirt junior in 2006. He will be on scholarship for the Wolfpack.
Bedics played in nine games in 2004 as a redshirt freshman, registering three tackles for Penn State.
He originally headed to Penn State in 2003 as a recruited walk-on out of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. During his prep season, Bedics led Hargrave in tackles and really impressed at the annual Hargrave combine.
"He can play the Mike 'backer," said Hargrave head coach Robert Prunty of Bedics. "He plays the run and the pass. He's very athletic. He led the team in tackles. He ran a 4.52 at the combine and benched 225 pounds 20 times. I just think Patrick's going to develop into a special player."
Bedics redshirted his freshman season, and reportedly he earned a scholarship from the Nittany Lions this year following spring practice, but instead elected to transfer to NC State where he will join his brother, John, on the defensive side of the ball.
John Bedics, a 6'6, 270-pound redshirt freshman defensive tackle for the Wolfpack, reportedly impressed coaches this spring with his effort on the scout team. He earned the award for the most valuable member of the defensive scout team following the 2004 season.
High School: Pat Bedics was a four-year letterman at Bethlehem Catholic HS where he was coached by Bob Stem. A three-year starter at linebacker and fullback, he was team captain as a senior and had 690 rushing yards on 73 carries and 14 touchdowns. He also made 16 catches for 108 yards and two scores. On defense, Bedics had 109 tackles, 10 sacks and three interceptions. His career defensive numbers were 253 tackles, 18 sacks and four interceptions. As a fullback, he totaled 1,031 yards on 139 carries and 29 TDs in his career. Bedics earned all-conference and all-area honors for three years and was an all-state selection twice. He played in the Big 33 all-star game. Bedics also was a captain for the track team, running in the sprint events.