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NC State Football

Christopher Dunn, Drake Thomas Honored By ACC

October 10, 2022

GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State's football team had two student-athletes earn ACC Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Kicker Christopher Dunn was named the ACC's Specialist of the Week, while linebacker Drake Thomas was tabbed the ACC's Linebacker of the Week after standout performances in NC State's 19-17 comeback win over Florida State on Saturday.
Dunn, a graduate student from Lexington, North Carolina, drilled all four of his field-goal tries to stay perfect on the season. The Pack's kicker not only connected on a game-winning 27-yard try in the fourth quarter, but he also tied his career-long with a 53-yarder less than three minutes into the final period. His four makes in Saturday's win tied a career-high, which was previously accomplished against Florida State in 2018 and 2019.
Dunn is one of just 15 FBS kickers with a perfect field-goal percentage this season. His 11 makes without a miss are tied with Memphis' Chris Howard for the most in the country. He scored the final nine points for the Wolfpack in the comeback victory on Saturday.
Thomas put together one of his best performances in a Wolfpack uniform Saturday, finishing the contest with 14 tackles (seven solo stops), two tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback pressure. His 14 tackles ranked just one shy of a career-high set at Louisville this past season.
Thomas and the Pack defense limited Florida State's offense to just 93 yards in the second half. The Seminoles entered the contest averaging 34.2 points per game and 17.2 points in the second half, but NC State allowed just 17 points and shut out Florida State in the second half.
NC State will hit the road for its second ACC road contest of the season, facing off against No. 18 Syracuse on Saturday. Kickoff at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York, is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ACC Network.

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