Breaking Down The Wolfpack "D"

Pack Pride breaks down the NC State 2004 defense with a look back at the statistical leaders from 2003.

There are several different ways to rate players so we at Pack Pride decided to take somewhat of a different look at the returning players on the NC State defense. The following is a numerical look at which players had the highest rate of earning a stat during their time on the football field in 2003. Because of so many variables that are involved, this list isn't meant to be a representation of who the top defenders are for the Pack. It is simply another way of breaking down what many expect to be a very solid Pack "D" in 2004. The stats that were considered were tackles, interceptions, pass-breakups and QB hurries.

Linebackers

1. Stephen Tulloch (earned a stat on 73 of 246 plays) 30%

2. Oliver Hoyte (102 of 492) 21%

3. Pat Thomas (148 of 787) 19%

4. Pat Lowery (26 of 142) 18%

5. Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay (106 of 674) 16%

6. Manny Lawson (56 of 392) 14%

Defensive Ends

1. Renaldo Moses (30 of 222) 14%

2. Maurice Charles (37 of 331) 11%

3. Mario Williams (68 of 759) 9%

4. James Martin (31 of 361) 9%

5. Chip Cross (15 of 191) 8%

Defensive Tackles

1. Dwayne Herndon (42 of 377) 11%

2. John McCargo (68 of 711) 10%

3. Demarcus Tyler (13 of 167) 8%

Cornerbacks

1. AJ Davis (38 of 403) 9%

2. Lamont Reid (45 of 512) 9%

3. Dovonte Edwards (36 of 505) 7%

Safeties

1. Garland Heath (36 of 191) 19%

2. Andre Maddox (151 of 965) 16%

3. Troy Graham (91 of 853) 11%

Overall Top 5

1. Stephen Tulloch

2. Oliver Hoyte

3. Pat Thomas

4. Garland Heath

5. Pat Lowery


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