NC State lands graduate transfer kicker

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren has announced that placekicker Carson Wise, a graduate transfer from Carson Newman, will join the Wolfpack next season and have two seasons left to play.

The Blacksburg, Va., native originally attended Virginia Tech, spending the 2014 season as the backup to the Hokies’ current starter, Joey Slye. He transferred to Carson Newman following his freshman campaign and was the Eagles’ starting placekicker each of the past two seasons.

“I’m excited to have Carson join the family,” said Doeren. “He is a talented player who should be a great addition to our special teams as we look for him to handle our field goal and kickoff duties this fall.”

Wise connected on 21-31 field goals at Carson-Newman and was 97-101 on PATs. He was a second-team All-SAC selection in both of his seasons in Jefferson City and was a Don Hansen All-Region selection in 2015. At CN, he tied the school record for points in a game by a kicker with 17 in the Eagles’ finale with Tusculum. His career long was a 49-yarder.

Wise ranks in the top-five in Virginia prep history with 32 field goals made in his high school career, including a long kick of 55 yards. He was an all-conference, all-region and all-state performer, leading Blacksburg High to a state championship in 2013.


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