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Let us properly appreciate Bradley Chubb, NC State’s all-time sack leader and troll king

It’s the things that don’t always show up in a box score that can help define a legacy.

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Bradley Chubb will be missed by all of us next year for myriad reasons—he is the most prolific pass-rusher in NC State history, a first-team All-American, and as it goes with those things, one of the all-time greats ever to play for the Wolfpack. Over the last two years he’s been one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the country, and he owns NC State’s sack record.

But you know all of that. Some of Chubb’s greatness isn’t defined by what shows up in the box score every week. You can’t fully account for the impact a great player has on a game—the attention he takes, the double teams he gets that put teammates in better positions to succeed, etc. And you certainly cannot fully account for Chubb’s incredible run of troll-gazery.

Over the last 12 months or so (and two football seasons), Bradley Chubb has accomplished the following: he spit on Florida State’s midfield logo, he stole all of Clemson’s towels, and he took a bite out of the hedges at Kenan Stadium. You show me one State fan that hasn’t wanted to do all three of those things and I’ll show you a dang liar.

Chubb will receive plenty of official accolades, all of which will be deserved, but he is a legend in Raleigh because he has been living his best State fan troll-god life over the last couple seasons. He’s been all of us personified out there, and for that kindness, I can only say thank you.