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Bailey Hockman transferring from NC State

The former Florida State transfer will leave the Wolfpack after starting 12 games over two seasons

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NC State quarterback Bailey Hockman has elected to transfer from NC State following the 2020 season.

Hockman opened the season as the surprise starter for the Wolfpack against Wake Forest after Devin Leary had been in quarantine protocol for an extended period of time. After leading State to a season opening victory against the Demon Deacons, Hockman started against Virginia Tech but ultimately lost his starting job to Leary. He would return to start the final seven games of the year, including a four-game winning streak to close out the regular season, after Leary went down with a season-ending leg injury.

The 2020 season saw a marked on-field improvement from Hockman, as he completed 171 of 266 passes (64.3%) for 2,088 yards and 13 touchdowns against 11 interceptions, good for a QB rating of 138.1. He rushed for three scores and caught another.

Hockman finishes his NC State career having appeared in 17 games, including 12 starts, completing 225 of 363 passes (62.0%) for 2,634 yards with 14 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and a 127.4 QB rating. He also accounted for the above-mentioned 4 non-passing touchdowns.

He will finish his Wolfpack career #19 on the career passing yards list and #20 in career touchdown passes.

Given the NCAA waiver on the 2020 season counting against eligibility and with Hockman being a graduate transfer, he will have two years of eligibility remaining at whichever school is fortunate enough to garner his services.