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August 16, 2010


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QB, N.C. State, Jr.

An infielder in the Rockies' farm system, Wilson can beat teams with either his arm (31 passing TDs in '09) or legs (eight rushing TDs in his career).


Clemson avoided a crisis when quarterback KYLE PARKER, a Freshman All-America last year, decided to play football this fall instead of signing with the Colorado Rockies, who selected him with the 26th overall pick of June's draft. In 2009--10 Parker (below) became the first Division I athlete to throw for 20 TDs and hit 20 home runs in the same school year.... The conference will be the site of several comeback stories this season with the return of Boston College linebacker MARK HERZLICH (Ewing's sarcoma), N.C. State linebacker NATE IRVING (collapsed lung and broken left leg suffered in a car crash) and Georgia Tech safety COOPER TAYLOR (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome).... With the graduation of Riley Skinner, who started 49 of the last 51 games, Wake Forest will enter the year without a QB who has attempted a college pass. Junior SKYLAR JONES, a receiver last season, is the front-runner, but he is being pushed by redshirt sophomore TED STACHITAS, who succeeded Tim Tebow in high school.... First-year Virginia coach MIKE LONDON, who won the 2008 I-AA national championship at nearby Richmond, is installing a traditional, pro-style offense in order to bring balance to a unit that averaged just 99.1 rushing yards a game last year.

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