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NC State picks up graduate transfer kicker Carson Wise

Meet the Pack’s new starting kicker.

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As Dave Doeren’s ongoing quest for a competent placekicker continues, the Wolfpack has added Carson Wise, a graduate transfer from Carson-Newman. (Which is a school and not another guy named Carson.)

If you are curious about what is expected from Wise, just read this here statement from Doeren:

"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."

So unless Kyle Bambard suddenly morphs into a kicking genius—which I guess is theoretically possible—we should expect Wise to be the Wolfpack’s field goal kicker this fall. Wise actually still has two seasons of eligibility remaining, so like Ryan Finley, he’s unique in that regard.

Wise began his college career at Virginia Tech but transferred to Carson-Newman for playing time. He hit 21 of 31 attempts at Carson-Newman with a long of 49 yards, which is nice and everything, but I think I speak for all of us when I say, Son, please just make the short kicks. Especially the 33-yarders.

This is the second graduate transfer placekicker in as many years for NC State, and hopefully it’ll work out a bit better this time around.