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In his first extensive interview since the start of preseason football drills, N.C. State defensive star Mario Williams called this team "twice as good" as last year's, talked about the loss of his brother-in-law in Iraq and addressed the issue of whether he would consider leaving for the NFL after this season.

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Mario Williams mulling options
Chip Alexander * News & Observer
In his first extensive interview since the start of preseason football drills, N.C. State defensive star Mario Williams called this team "twice as good" as last year's, talked about the loss of his brother-in-law in Iraq and addressed the issue of whether he would consider leaving for the NFL after this season. The junior defensive end from Richlands gave a clear indication of his conflicted feelings about his future, saying both that he planned to return to NCSU for his senior season but also that he may turn professional if he's convinced he'll be among the first players selected in next spring's NFL Draft. Read More

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Tanner Kroeger * Technician
Marcus Hudson rides a bicycle to school every day. He remains a long-time fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When he meets someone for the first time, he provokes the other person's smile within seconds. If it were up to him, he would only eat SpaghettiOs and drink Kool-Aid. His closest friends still call him by his childhood nickname, "Polo." But underneath the redshirt senior's jovial, lighthearted persona there is a fighter -- there is a survivor. Deep in Hudson's eyes, there is a man on a journey, navigating a long and twisted, yet beautiful road. Read More



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