VIDEO: Wolfpack Legend Philip Rivers Gives Speech To NC State Football

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Check out this video feature from Wolfpack athletics of NC State legend Philip Rivers giving an emotional speech to the the football team prior to the Kay Yow Spring Game.

Check out this video feature from Wolfpack athletics of NC State legend Philip Rivers giving an emotional speech to the the football team prior to the Kay Yow Spring Game.

"At NC State, you play hard, you play tough, and you play together."

"You have to be mentally, physically tough. The Wolfpack ain't for soft people.  It ain't for mentally weak people.  You have to be tough."

"My favorite thing.. Clayton, Dan, that's why I love seeing those guys last night, is together.  You have to love each other."

"The fourth quarter when my hand is in the dirt as an offensive guard, and I know my center needs me to give him a little bit because he can't reach that shade... I'm going to give him a little more because I want to help him because I love him. I want to win because I love him."

"Whoever is back there playing quarterback, I'm not going to let him get hit because I love him."

"If you're a three-technique, you better eat up the double-team so the MIKE linebacker can eat up that iso right in the mouth. Do it because you love that guy back there.  I want him to make the tackle so bad that I'd dare not let the guy come off this double team."

"Can I play today coach?  It just gets me fired up to be in here a part of the NC State Wolfpack and play college football.  It really doesn't get any better.  It doesn't get any better.  There's no other college football player in the country that has it better than you do.  Not one. There isn't one. There isn't a place better. I haven't seen every place, but I've seen enough of them."

"It's the best.  It's the best place in the world and ya'll get to at 18-22 years old.  Ya'll get to do it and it's awesome. I'm fired up to be in here. I wish I could suit up and play today... get after some of you guys on defense.  I'd wear y'all out!"


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