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NC State announces 2021 football team captains

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NC State’s team captains for 2021 are each will play pivotal roles in the success of the season—two from the offense, two from the defense. You may be familiar with these guys.

Isaiah Moore and Grant Gibson were also captains last year, while Payton Wilson and Devin Leary have the honor for the first time. As usual, captains were selected with a team vote rather than being appointed by the coaching staff.

Moore and Wilson combined for 202 tackles last season and anchor what should be a major strength for NC State’s deep defense. Leary is a prime candidate for a breakout year after missing most of 2020 with an injury, and Grant Gibson is the pulse of the offensive line as he heads into his third season as a starter. If Gibson plays in every game this fall, including a bowl game, he’ll reach the 50 games played mark in an NC State uniform.