RELEASE: McDonald Named Passing Game Coordinator

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State head coach Dave Doeren has announced that George McDonald, who is entering his third year as wide receivers coach for the Wolfpack, has also been named passing game coordinator.

NC State head coach Dave Doeren has announced that George McDonald, who is entering his third year as wide receivers coach for the Wolfpack, has also been named passing game coordinator.

 

Last season under McDonald's guidance, the Wolfpack ranked second nationally with five different individuals turning in eight 100-yard receiving games.  NC State's wide receivers played a much larger role in the offense in 2016, accounting for 60% of the team's total receptions, up from 46% in 2015.

 

Freshman Kelvin Harmon set an NC State freshman record with five touchdown receptions in 2016, while redshirt sophomore Stephen Louis finished the season ranked third in the ACC and 13th in the FBS with a 19.37 yards per catch average – the ninth-best mark in school history.

 

As a team, the Wolfpack's 3,387 yards in 2016 was the sixth-best single season mark in school history. In 2015, McDonald's first year with the program, the squad posted the No. 13 passing yardage mark in school history (2,740 yards).

 

McDonald, who has coached in three of the Power 5 conferences during his 17-year coaching career, was named one of the nation's top recruiters by rivals.com in 2012. He has coached seven current NFL players.


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