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Irving Headed to Denver

Posted Apr 29, 2011

With the No. 67 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected NC State inside linebacker Nate Irving.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the No. 67 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected NC State inside linebacker Nate Irving.

Irving was a leader on the Wolfpack defense in 2010, coming back after missing the entire 2009 season due to a single-car accident.

He suffered a collapsed lung, broken rib, separated shoulder and a compound fracture in his leg in the accident, and later told reporters that he felt "blessed" to be alive.

In a conference call with the Denver media, Irving said during his recovery from the accident, being drafted didn't even cross his mind.

"I put everything up in the hands of God, and I just did what I was supposed to do," he said.

After working his way back onto the field, he finished out his career with 92 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks en route to third-team Associated Press All-America honors, first-team All-ACC honors and he was a ssemifinalist for the 2010 Butkus Award, which was won by fellow new Bronco Von Miller.

Now, the linebacker is looking forward to joining forces with a fellow college standout.

"I was looking at the earlier pick, and I saw Von Miller, and I'm just looking forward to getting out there and playing alongside him," Irving said. "With me in the middle and him on the edge, we could wreak some havoc on every offensive team in the league."

For his N.C. State career, Irving totaled 211 tackles, nine sacks, six forced fumbles, four interceptions and a defensive touchdown.

"For those people who don't know me, I'm just a physical linebacker who likes to impose my will and punish the ball carrier or get a blocker out of my way to get to the ball carrier," Irving said. "I am just ready go get started, play some football, and I will compete for a spot."

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