Set the ACC and NC State single-season record for interceptions with 13 last season, that mark ties for second in FBS history ... A Walter Camp and ESPN first-team All-American, he also won second-team honors from Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, Yahoo, CBSSports.com, Rivals, Phil Steele ... An honorable mention choice by Pro Football Weekly ... The winner of the Jack Tatum Award, which is given to the nation's top defensive back ... One of three finalists for the Thorpe Award ... Already ranks third on the Wolfpack career list for interceptions.
NC State's career interception leader, he earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2012 after leading the league in interceptions for the second straight year ...Pulled down five INTs in 2012, that mark tied for 11th nationally ... Picked off his 18th career pass against Boston College, returning it for a 55-yard touchdown, the third TD on an interception return for his career. That pick moved him into a tie for third place in ACC history - behind Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith (21) and UNC's Dre Bly with 20 ... He is tied with Duke's John Talley ... NC State posted a 12-2 record when he records an interception, including a 5-0 mark in 2012 ... Was on the preseason lists for all the 2012 national defensive awards ... Co-holder of the NC State record for interception returns for a score with three.
Field corner who was a first-team All-ACC performer, he shattered the existing single-season school record for INTs that had been set in 1937 and 1938 (eight) ... Named the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back of the Year ... Had a pair of picks in four different games: Liberty, Central Michigan, Virginia and Louisville in the Belk Bowl ... All four of those contests were Pack victories ... Named the Jim Thorpe DB of the week for the Virginia game, he also was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll and was the College Football Performance Awards DB of the week for that contest ... Returned two pics for touchdowns, one against the Cavaliers and one in the bowl game ... Helped preserve the shutout over North Carolina with his ninth pick of the season ... Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week twice - versus Central Michigan and Virginia.
Was one of just five true freshmen to start a game for the Wolfpack in 2010, he got the nod at the boundary corner in nine contests ... Led the team in tackles in the win over Boston College with eight ... Had seven stops in the wins over Florida State and West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Spent most of his high school career at safety for coach Stephen Davis at Dudley High School ... Ranked as the nation's No. 19 safety by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the sixth-best prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... A SuperPrep All-American, that publication tabs him as the state's third-best player ... Participated in the Shrine Bowl following his senior season ... Named to the 2009 NCPreps.com 4A all-state football team ... Finished the year with 55 tackles and six interceptions ... Averaged 14 yards per punt return ... Finished his junior season with 60 tackles and nine interceptions ... Enrolled in the First Year College.
- 2013 North Carolina State Pro Day: North Carolina State did its pro day on March 20 indoors on a fast surface. Twenty-four NFL teams made an appearance at N.C. State, including San Francisco 49ers director of college scouting Joel Patten, Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Doug Whaley, defensive back coaches from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, and three coaches from the New York Jets' staff. Thirteen players from N.C. State participated, and were joined by 10 other players from smaller schools in the area.
David Amerson, DB (6-1 1/8, 201) - Amerson recorded a 38 1/2-inch vertical, a 11-foot broad jump, a 4.13-second short shuttle and 7.75-second three-cone drill. He had really good numbers at the pro day but if you watched him versus Tennessee last season, he didn't look like he had that kind of speed. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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