NC State Wolfpack: Twenty-Six Sacks Later

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 05: Bradley Chubb
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 05: Bradley Chubb /

Senior defensive end Bradley Chubb recorded 2.5 sacks against Boston College to give him 26 career sacks, surpassing Wolfpack great Mario Williams.

A three-star recruit out of high school, Wolfpack defensive end Bradley Chubb came to NC State as a linebacker before shifting to the defensive line his sophomore year. Since then, he’s developed into a monster that has shaken opposing quarterbacks ever since.

That came to fruition Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass. when the Powder Springs, Ga. native tied Mario Williams’ career mark of 25.5 sacks with a hit to Boston College quarterback Darius Wade in the third quarter. Two plays later, this happened:

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Chubb, along with Jerod Fernandez, broke through to sack Wade to give Chubb the record-breaking half-sack to seal the defensive end’s place in the Wolfpack history books. He also currently sits tied with Williams for career tackles for a loss with 55.5 as of the start of the fourth quarter against the Eagles.

There’s been no shortage of recognition of Chubb’s talent this season. He was named to the First-Team All-ACC Preseason Team, and ESPN named him as one of the Mid-Season All-Americans. Chubb leads the conference in sacks, and he continues to be a relentless force amongst a line filled with three other seniors in Justin Jones, B.J. Hill, and Kentavius Street.

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The Wolfpack defensive end is nothing short of a powerhouse in the trenches. This record-breaking moment surely shows that proficiency. Passing a mark held by a former NFL No. 1 overall pick is no small feat. Chubb propels NC State’s defense like no other player on the field. The Pack will have three more games with Chubb anchoring the line. However, his legacy will be admired by Wolfpack fans for years to come.