This is not something NC State coach Tom O’Brien is doing for fun.
He’s using athletes as two-way players because he’s pretty much got no other choice.
When Rashard Smith played at cornerback and wide receiver at Wake Forest earlier this season, it marked the first time since 2005 that a Pack player had played on offense and defense in the same game. Smith doubled up again the following week against South Alabama.
What began as an anomaly has become a trend.
Walk-on Jacob Kahut played on the offensive and defensive lines at Cincinnati. Last week against Georgia Tech, fullback Taylor Gentry started at fullback, played on most of the Pack’s special teams, and also played five snaps on the defensive line. He would have seen more time
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