"The 6-5, 236-pound Rivers is the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. He completed 311 of 438 passes and set ACC records for completion percentage (71) and yards (4,016).
Rivers threw 29 touchdown passes, compared to just seven interceptions, and he had four 400-yard passing games for the 7-5 Wolfpack."
GoPack.com: Rivers a Finalist for O'Brien Award
"When he was named a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award this week, NC State quarterback Philip Rivers found himself in some elite company. Rivers, the No. 2 passer in NCAA history, joins Oklahoma's Jason White and Eli Manning as the three finalists for the Award, given each year to the nation's top quarterback. Rivers will play his final college game on December 22nd when the Wolfpack meets Kansas in the Mazda Tangerine Bowl."