NC State quarterback Manny Stocker to transfer
Posted November 27, 2013
NC State sophomore quarterback Manny Stocker plans to leave the program after this semester, his father told WRAL Wednesday.
Manny Stocker Sr said his son hopes to continue playing football but things didn’t work out at NC State after the coaching change from Tom O’Brien to Dave Doeren.
“In the beginning, he was told by the new staff that he would be competing for the job,” Stocker, Sr said. “But on the first day of summer camp, he got zero snaps. Coach Doeren wanted to redshirt Manny for him to develop but he didn’t even get many snaps on the scout team.”
The sophomore quarterback was more than willing to give up his redshirt season when Brandon Mitchell was injured in the first game.
“That wasn’t an option,” Manny Stocker Sr. explained. Four different quarterbacks have played for the Wolfpack this season. “We accepted the fact Manny didn’t get the position. But we don’t feel it was a fair process,” his father explained.
Stocker saw action in five games his freshman season, rushing for a season high 32 yards against Wake Forest.