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Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford had 172 passing yards and a touchdown and 61 rushing yards and two more scores in Saturday's 33-28 win over Indiana.

Against all odds, the Deacons are now 4-0. They bagged this upset via five interceptions, a blocked field goal and the most points they've scored against an FBS team since Dave Clawson took over in 2013. Wake's offense is pretty brutal -- you can attribute Wolford's success to Indiana's terrible defense -- but the Deacs' defense is strong enough to return it to the postseason.
Sep 24 - 8:13 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to a sprained PCL.

Hinton sprained his knee in the first half of Saturday's win over Delaware and was subsequently replaced by John Wolford, who went on to complete 13-of-24 passes for 155 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 70 yards and an additional score. Wolford was actually pegged as starter out of August camp, but Hinton managed to supplant him on the depth chart during the last practice week. Wake takes on Indiana next Saturday.
Sep 19 - 12:10 PM

Wake Forest senior OLB Marquel Lee collected 10 tackles, two TFL and a sack against Duke on Saturday.

The unheralded Lee has a fan in TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, who thinks he could be an every-down NFL linebacker. "The athletic Lee entered the season graded by some scouts as a potential third rounder and the senior is off to a fast start," Pauline wrote. "Besides forcing the action up the field Lee makes a lot of plays in space or pursuit and has the ability to develop into a three down defender." Lee finished fourth on the team with 71 tackles last year.
Sep 13 - 8:36 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo ranks Wake Forest redshirt junior edge rusher Duke Ejiofor as the biggest draft riser early in the season.

Ejiofor missed the first five games of last season while recovering from a preseason injury but returned to lead the team with 4.5 sacks. "His hands are so quick, he often beats opposing offensive tackles to the punch," Palazzolo wrote. "Ejiofor was dominant against Duke, whether he was creating quick pressure, playing the run, forcing fumbles or batting passes." Through two games, he has three sacks, three QB hits, and eight hurries on only 56 rushes. "So far in 2016, Ejiofor has improved against the run as well, an important area to keep an eye on as the season progresses," Palazzolo wrote.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on this week's depth chart.

Looks like Hinton has flipped the script on season-opening starter John Wolford. Both players have seen the field against Tulane and Duke these past two weekends, with Hinton impressing to a greater degree. Wolford has passed for a combined 96 yards through two games. Hinton's passing numbers -- 9-of-15 for 150 yards and an interception -- aren't exactly world-beaters, but he does offer an added running element that Wolford simply can't match. Against Duke on Saturday, Hinton rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries. Hinton will receive his first taste of starting action for 2016 when the Demon Deacons square off with Delaware on Saturday.
Sep 13 - 12:58 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford went 9-for-17 for 79 yards in Thursday's 7-3 victory over Tulane.

The game was even uglier than the score. The Deacs were lucky to win. They were outgained 280-175 and held the ball for about 10 minutes less. But Tulane, which is transitioning to the triple-option from a pass-first scheme, couldn't convert the few opportunities it afforded itself.
Sep 1 - 10:09 PM

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson announced junior QB John Wolford as starter.

"John Wolford is going to be our starter, and Kendall (Hinton) is going to play too," Clawson said. The coach went on to say the following: "I just think they both deserve to play. Hopefully we can keep them both healthy by doing this. We're making a decision probably because we had to make a decision and let those guys know. We told both of them that they're both going to play." Wolford is No. 13 in school history with 3,828 career passing yards.
Source: Scout
Aug 22 - 8:25 PM

Wake Forest OC Warren Ruggiero indicated that junior RB Isaiah Robinson (leg) might be unable to play in the season-opener against Tulane.

Robinson sat out spring practice due to his leg injury. Now, August camp and beyond is looking decidedly uncertain for the 5-foot-10, 220-pounder. Last season, he rushed for 120 yards (3.1 YPC) and a touchdown in 10 games. "But the good thing is we have a lot of candidates [at running back]," said Ruggiero. "Cade Carney had a great spring and Rocky Reid showed a bunch of improvement and got a bunch of reps. I think [Matt] Colburn has grown up quite a bit from last year and we’ll see."
Aug 3 - 3:34 PM

Wake Forest sophomore RB Tyler Bell will sit out the first two weeks of camp due to an ankle injury.

Bell -- a former three-star recruit -- led the Demon Deacons in rushing as a freshman, slicing his way for 451 yards (3.5 YPC) and a touchdown during the 2015 campaign. OC Warren Ruggiero was optimistic that the 5-foot-11, 215-pounder wouldn't be forced to miss significant time. ""I think he’s good to go for the first game," he said. "But just like with all those other guys, you’ve got to keep your fingers crossed and hope nothing goes wrong as they’re all coming off these injuries." Wake Forest opens August camp at 6 AM on Friday. They will do battle with Tulane on September 1 to kick off their 2016 campaign.
Aug 3 - 12:59 PM

Starting Wake Forest junior DT Zeek Rodney is taking a leave of absence for the 2016 season, but could return in 2017.

Head coach Dave Clawson the defensive tackle "has some personal issues that he is currently addressing." As a whole, Wake Forest produced one of the FBS' worst teams last season, and now they enter 2016 without the defensive tackle who played the most snaps along the defensive line last season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 6 - 11:45 AM

Per ESPN's Matt Fortuna, Wake Forest has not decided on a starting quarterback.

You'd figure junior QB John Wolford has a slight advantage over Kendall Hinton based on experience, but all bets are off in this particular case. Since the pair play vastly different games, HC Dave Clawson may be deciding more upon an offensive identity than a program face in late August.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 7 - 5:37 PM

Wake Forest NT Tylor Harris accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Harris played in just seven games this past season due to a foot injury. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder didn't even play his first game until September 19, when the Demon Deacons tangled with Army. Ultimately, he finished the 2015 campaign with 16 tackles (1.5 for loss) and 0.5 sacks. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler praised his agility and called him a "handful for interior blockers," but he'll need to check out medically if an NFL team's going to take a chance on him. He failed to play in double-digit games in every season of his college career.
Jan 19 - 8:00 PM

Wake Forest senior P Alex Kinal accepted an invite to attend the Senior Bowl.

Kinal was a team captain who was selected as the fourth team All-America punter by Phil Steele. He led the ACC and finish ninth in the FBS with an average of 41.3 yards. Kinal also dropped 32 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. The Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 30, 2016 at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 6 - 7:00 PM

Wake Forest has suspended redshirt junior DT Josh Banks for the remainder of the season.

No details were given other than Banks violated team rules. The two year starter will be an important loss for the Demon Deacons, who face Notre Dame and C.J. Prosise this weekend.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Wake Forest redshirt senior ILB Brandon Chubb "has a chance to hear his name called in the later rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Against Lousiville, Chubb "showed outstanding pursuit speed and diagnose skills to cut off ballcarrier angles and time his blitzes to attack gaps at the line of scrimmage before blockers could react," Brugler wrote. The Wake Forest prospect, and cousin to Georgia Bulldog's Nick Chubb, recorded 12 tackles, with one tackle for loss against the Cardinals' offense. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound Chubb has already posted 78 tackles on the season.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 03:58:00 PM


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