NC State senior linebacker Nate Irving continues to accumulate postseason hardware. Irving was just named a first-team All-American by SI.com.
Irving led the Wolfpack with 93 total tackles and served as the captain of an NC State defense that ranks third nationally in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss. Irving totaled 20.5 tackles for a loss on the season and 5.5 sacks.
Irving set an NCAA FBS single-game record for tackles for loss earlier this season with eight against Wake Forest. Prior to that he was named the Walter Camp National Defensive player of the Week for his play in the Pack's win at Georgia Tech, in which he registered a career-best 16 total tackles.
Irving has already been named first-team All-ACC, first-team Scout.com All-American, and second-team Walter Camp All-American. He also became the fourth player in NC State history to win the ACC's Piccolo Award.