Here is an in-depth breakdown of NC State player snaps after the first game of the season. Four linemen played the most snaps on the offensive side of the ball, and defensive backs Dontae Johnson and Juston Burris led the way defensively.
HIGHEST SNAP COUNT
OL Quintin Schooley, OL Joe Thuney, OL Andy Jomantas, OL Duran Christophe (89)
Defense: CB Juston Burris, CB Dontae Johnson (62)
11 true freshmen participated in their first NC State game: QB Bryant Shirreffs, QB Josh Taylor, RB Matt Dayes, WR Johnathon Alston, WR Bra'Lon Cherry, WR Jumichael Ramos, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, DT Monty Nelson, and CB Dravious Wright.
Seeing action on special teams were CB Jack Tocho and CB Sean Paul.
11 additional players saw their first action in an NC State uniform: JR* QB Pete Thomas, SR* QB Brandon Mitchell, FR* TE David Grinnage, SO OL Quinton Schooley, FR* DE Joe Wright, and SO* S Tim Buckley.
Seeing action on special teams were JR OL Ali Kassem, SR* LB Roderick Cox, FR* CB Marchez Coates, FR* CB JJ Jones, and FR* CB Cole Burroughs.
10 players received their first career starts: QB Brandon Mitchell, FB Tyler Purvis, FB Ryan Cheek, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, OL Quinton Schooley, OL Joe Thuney, OL Andy Jomantas, LB MJ Salahuddin, LB Zach Gentry, and S Hakim Jones.
NUMBERS OF PLAYERS PLAYED BY POSITION
OL - 6
QB - 4
FB - 2
RB - 3
WR - 9
TE - 3
DE - 5
DT - 6
LB - 6
CB - 3
S - 4
NOTE: Included in the chart is a breakdown of snaps played by each player on each side of the ball, a look at the total snaps played by class, and a look at the snaps played by class offensively and defensively.
The chart will be updated following each game.
Week 1: NC State Play Chart