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NC State’s Manning to enter NFL Draft

NC State’s linebacking corp took another huge hit today as junior outside linebacker Terrell Manning has made it official that he will declare for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Given his history with injuries (torn-ACL), it seems to be in his best interest to try to turn pro now to get the most out of his career.

Manning finished this season with 76 total tackles (14.5 for a loss), recorded 5.5 sacks, forced four fumbles, and picked off three passes. His performance in the Belk Bowl helped secure a Wolfpack victory over Louisville. In the game, Manning made six total tackles and recorded an interception.

With senior middle linebacker Audie Cole graduating this spring, the Pack will be left with a young, but athletic group of linebackers for the 2012 season. The good news is that they will have a solid defensive line in front of them and a very talented and experienced group of defensive backs backing them up.

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