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N.C. State's Czajkowski out for season

Posted November 8, 2010

N.C. State kicker Josh Czajkowski is out for the rest of the regular season, head coach Tom O'Brien said Monday.

Czajkowski strained his hamstring while chasing down Clemson's Marcus Gilchrist on his last kick in Saturday's 14-13 loss. Gilchrist returned the kickoff 76 yards.

Czajkowski made 2-of-3 field-goal attempts and an extra point in the game. He's 14 of 18 on field goals this season and hit all but one of his 34 extra-point attempts.

O'Brien said J. Ellis Flint or Chris Hawthorne will kick for N.C. State on Saturday against Wake Forest. He said a decision will be made this week.

Flint is a redshirt sophomore from Amsterdam, N.Y. Hawthorne is a true freshman from Raleigh's Leesville Road High School.

The Wolfpack (6-3, 3-2 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (2-7, 1-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 9, 3:38 p.m.

    I hate that for Josh, but maybe now TOB will have to grow a pair and take some chances instead... View More

    — Posted by 2early4me

    Did you not watch the NC State/Florida State game? Could've kicked a 20 yard field goal to tie.... View More

    — Posted by Me again

    Consider this: We were right around the one yard line. TOB sent in the FG unit. Dana Bible started screaming to him that we were only six inches away from the goal line. Only then did TOB change his mind and went for it.

    Good thing we weren't 12 inches away or we'd have tied the game, only to lose on a late FSU field goal.

    That wasn't guts. We were just so close that we HAD to go for it. That made it easy for him.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 9, 3:35 p.m.

    Have you seen our backup kickers at all this season? They are horrendous...they barely get any... View More

    — Posted by packfan1752

    Whomever the replacement is, I can guarantee will hit a 65 yarder against the Heels. I've seen... View More

    — Posted by wjuliang

    Don't count on it! If our backups could hit 65 yarders, they wouldn't be backups!

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Ha. True. But there is something about that blue that fires'em up.

    — Posted by wjuliang

    As it should be. ;)

  • johnlasater3 Nov 9, 10:04 a.m.

    Bring back Mike Cofer!

  • ncstatefan13 Nov 9, 8:51 a.m.

    Too bad for Josh; we just got to where we could pronounce his last name...

  • Me again Nov 9, 8:25 a.m.

    I hate that for Josh, but maybe now TOB will have to grow a pair and take some chances instead... View More

    — Posted by 2early4me

    Did you not watch the NC State/Florida State game? Could've kicked a 20 yard field goal to tie. Instead, TOB went for it on 4th and 1 and got a TD.

  • Me again Nov 9, 8:22 a.m.

    From Crackpride:
    "Who needs a kicker? If we drive it down to their 5 yard line, we can... View More

    — Posted by sportznut628

    LOL!!!!

  • rspilkington Nov 8, 8:16 p.m.

    Heelman that is funny

    Lars, Josh isn't the punter.

  • wolfbitesyourheels Nov 8, 8:16 p.m.

    I was NEVER a fan of Josh anyway! Its your time to shine Chris Hawthorne! Best luck to ya... View More

    — Posted by Lars Marson

    The punter was Lefler.

  • Lars Marson Nov 8, 8:09 p.m.

    I was NEVER a fan of Josh anyway! Its your time to shine Chris Hawthorne! Best luck to ya brother, and if I remember correctly Czkowski was responsible for that 4 yard punt last wknd at Clemson, so yeah def. wont be missing him for the rest for the season! Pack nation is behind you Chris!! Lets get 'er done!

  • heelman73 Nov 8, 7:46 p.m.

    Noone? The guy from Herman's Hermits?

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