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01/29/19 - (WR) - Kendall Hinton, rJr, 6-0, 195
Wake Forest says Kendall Hinton will return for his final season and is expected to play only at wide receiver. Coach Dave Clawson on Thursday announced that Hinton would be back for his redshirt senior season. Hinton played both receiver and quarterback last season, catching six passes for 61 yards. He also rushed for two scores in 2018. Hinton made four starts at quarterback from 2015-17 and received a medical redshirt for his injury-shortened 2016 season. He was suspended for three games before the 2018 season for violating team rules. Freshman Sam Hartman started the first nine games before suffering a season-ending leg injury, and redshirt sophomore Jamie Newman finished the season as the starter. - AP College Football

01/02/19 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
Wake Forest receiver Greg Dortch says he is skipping his final two college seasons and entering the NFL draft. Dortch announced his decision Sunday night, a day after the Demon Deacons beat Memphis 37-34 in the Birmingham Bowl. Coach Dave Clawson said in a statement issued by the school that he supports the move and called Dortch "an exceptional player." The AP All-America second-team selection as an all-purpose player had a team-best 89 receptions for 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns despite regularly drawing double teams during his redshirt sophomore season. He missed the final five games of last season with an abdominal injury, then missed the bowl game with a hand injury. - AP College Football

11/27/18 - (RB) - Cade Carney, Jr, 5-10, 215
NOV 26 ACC CO-RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Cade Carney, Wake Forest, Jr., RB; Advance, N.C.,...Carney rushed a career-high 31 times for a career-best 223 yards and two touchdowns in Wake Forest's 59-7 win at Duke ... Carney scored on runs of 5 and 12 yards ... Rushed for 118 yards in the first half and 105 in the second half ... It was his third 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fifth of his career. - ACC Football

11/12/18 - (FS) - Cameron Glenn, rSr, 6-1, 205
NOV 12 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Cameron Glenn, Wake Forest, Sr., S; Stone Mountain, Ga.,...Glenn had 11 tackles (seven solo, four assists) in Wake Forest's 27-23 win over NC State ... Glenn, who had six career tackles for loss entering the game, had a career-best four TFLs vs. the Wolfpack ... That ties as the most TFLs in a single game by an ACC player in 2018 ... In addition, Glenn had his first career sack and two pass break-ups ... Glenn helped Wake Forest's defense hold NC State to just 47 yards rushing, 103 yards below the Wolfpack's average in ACC games this season. - ACC Football

11/09/18 - (QB) - Jamie Newman, rSo, 6-3, 230
Jamie Newman threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jack Freudenthal with 30 seconds left to give Wake Forest a 27-23 upset victory over No. 22 North Carolina State on Thursday night. Making his first career start, Newman was 22 of 33 for 297 yards with three touchdown passes in the second half to help the Demon Deacons (5-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The 19.5-point underdogs earned their first road victory over a Top 25 team in a decade. Newman threw a 38-yard scoring pass to Alex Bachman before his 19-yard TD to Greg Dortch pulled Wake Forest to 23-20 with 6:07 left. N.C. State bled nearly 4 1/2 minutes off the clock before its drive stalled at the Wake Forest 20 with 1:39 left. Newman completed 5 of 8 passes on the possession that followed, taking a hit as he connected with a wide-open Freudenthal over the middle for the go-ahead score. - AP College Football

11/04/18 - (QB) - Sam Hartman, Fr, 6-0, 190
Wake Forest says starting quarterback Sam Hartman will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. Coach Dave Clawson disclosed Hartman's injury on Sunday, a day after he was hurt during a 41-24 loss to Syracuse. Hartman had started all nine games for the Demon Deacons (4-5, 1-4 ACC) but becomes the 12th Wake Forest player to suffer a season-ending injury. He was 161 of 291 for 1,984 yards and 16 touchdowns. Wake Forest plays at North Carolina State on Thursday night. - AP College Football

10/29/18 - (FS) - Cameron Glenn, rSr, 6-1, 205
OCT 29 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Cameron Glenn, Wake Forest, Sr., FS, Stone Mountain, Ga.,...Glenn tied for the team lead with 13 tackles, including nine solos and four assists in Saturday's 56-35 win at Louisville ... Glenn also forced a fumble that led to Carlos Basham Jr.'s recovery and 23-yard touchdown return. - ACC Football

10/29/18 - (DE) - Carlos Basham Jr., rSo, 6-4, 270
OCT 29 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest, So., DE, Roanoke, Va.,...Basham had four total tackles, including two for loss, and also found a way to get on the scoreboard in Saturday's 56-35 win at Louisville ... Basham's fumble recovery and 23-yard touchdown return in the second quarter closed out the Demon Deacons' scoring in a first half that ended with Wake Forest ahead 35-21. - ACC Football

10/29/18 - (RB) - Matt Colburn II, Sr, 5-09, 200
OCT 29 ACC CO-RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Matt Colburn II, Wake Forest, Sr., RB, Irmo, S.C.,...Colburn rushed for a career-high 243 yards in Wake Forest's 56-35 win at Louisville on Saturday ... Colburn carried 20 times for a 12.3 yards per rush average and scored a career-best three touchdowns ... He scored on runs of 74 and 56 yards, as well as on a 12-yard carry ... Colburn has now posted eight career games with 100 yards or more rushing. - ACC Football

10/01/18 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
OCT 1 ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Greg Dortch, Wake Forest, So., WR, Richmond, Va.,...Dortch tied his own school record with four touchdown catches in a 56-24 win over Rice...Had touchdown receptions of 54, 10, 38 and 4 yards...Finished with 11 receptions for 163 yards...The 54-yard catch marked a career long...Has now caught 14 touchdown passes in 13 career games...ACC weekly honor is his second of the season following his selection as Specialist of the Week on Sept. 10. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

10/01/18 - (QB) - Sam Hartman, Fr, 6-0, 190
OCT 1 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Sam Hartman, Wake Forest, Fr., QB, Cornelius, N.C.,...Hartman completed 15 of 17 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns in Wake Forest's 56-24 win over Rice...Following the first drive of the game, Hartman completed all 12 pass attempts for 218 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions...His 284.96 quarterback efficiency rating was the highest ever by a Wake Forest quarterback with 12 or more pass completions...Twelve consecutive completions ties a school record shared by John Wolford and Riley Skinner...Hartman's 284.96 efficiency rating is the third-best by an FBS quarterback this season. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

09/29/18 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
Greg Dortch caught 11 passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns and Wake Forest cruised to a 56-24 win over Rice on Saturday. The Demon Deacons (3-2) punted on their opening drive, but that was their lone blemish in what was otherwise a nearly perfect start. Excluding a kneel-down to conclude the second quarter, the offense scored touchdowns on six of its subsequent seven possessions. The team's maligned defense chimed in, forcing a trio of turnovers and converting two into scores of its own. By halftime, the hosts had built a 42-3 lead. The only questions remaining were the final margin of victory and how many times Dortch would score.

The sophomore receiver accounted for 134 of Wake Forest's 162 yards passing in the first half. His 54-yard reception opened the scoring. A 4-yard grab midway through the third quarter was Dortch's fourth touchdown reception, tying his own school record for a single game, set last October in a win over Louisville. Rice (1-4) was led by running back Austin Walter, who accounted for 198 total yards and two touchdowns. But those scores came after halftime, when the outcome had already long been decided. - AP College Football

09/24/18 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
SEPT 10 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Greg Dortch, Wake Forest, So., KR, Richmond, Va.,...Dortch posted the most all-purpose yards of any player in the nation in Saturday's 51-20 win over Towson...He had seven receptions for 94 yards, three kickoff returns for 85 yards (long of 38), and three punt returns for 131 yards (long of 70)...Dortch ran back two punts for touchdowns on returns of 70 and 60 yards...He became the first Wake Forest player with two punt returns for touchdowns in a game since 1927. - ACC Football

09/08/18 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
After missing the final five games last year, Greg Dortch is picking up right where he left off. Dortch returned two punts for touchdowns and caught a scoring pass, and Wake Forest beat FCS Towson 51-20 in its home opener on Saturday. Dortch returned punts 60 and 70 yards for touchdowns in the second quarter and hauled in an 8-yard touchdown reception. He finished with 310 all-purpose yards - 94 receiving, 85 on kick returns and 131 on punt returns - and became the first Wake Forest player with four consecutive games of at least 200 all-purpose yards. "I may be biased, I think he's the most exciting player in college football," said wide receiver Alex Bachman, who made a one-handed touchdown grab in the first quarter. "Every time he touches the ball there's a chance something spectacular is going to happen." Dortch had 258 all-purpose yards against Georgia Tech and 216 against Louisville in his final two games last year before suffering a season-ending abdominal injury. He picked right back up with 200 yards in the season opener against Tulane last week before his latest outburst. - AP College Football

09/04/18 - (WR) - Sage Surratt, rFr, 6-2, 215
SEPT 3 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Sage Surratt, Wake Forest, R-Fr., WR, Lincolnton, N.C.,...Surratt made his college debut against Tulane and recorded 11 receptions for 150 yards in the Demon Deacons� overtime road win on Thursday night. - ACC Football

08/31/18 - (QB) - Sam Hartman, Fr, 6-0, 190
Wake Forest freshman Sam Hartman passed for 378 yards and two touchdowns in his collegiate debut, Cade Carney powered in for a short TD in overtime, and the Demon Deacons defeated Tulane 23-17 on Thursday night. Jonathan Banks connected with Terren Encalade for touchdown passes of 52 and 74 yards for Tulane, which had the ball on the edge of game-winning field goal range in the last minute of regulation before stalling after a false-start penalty. Tulane's Peter Woullard was flagged for a personal foul when the Green Wave began overtime with the ball. Tulane turned the ball over on downs soon after, setting up Wake Forest's winning score. Alex Bachman caught both of Hartman's first two touchdown passes, which went for 10 and 19 yards. Sage Surrratt had 11 catches for 150 yards and Greg Dortch caught 12 passes for 149 yards. - AP College Football

06/20/18 - (WR) - Darren Ford, Sr, 6-1, 206
K Darren Ford, who was a kicker and punter at Division III Hope College, has joined Wake Forest as a graduate transfer. Ford made 25 of 38 field goals and 99 extra points last season at Hope.

06/15/18 - (WR) - Kendall Hinton, rJr, 6-0, 195
QB Kendall Hinton was suspended for the first three games of the season due to unspecified team rules violations. Hinton was expected to open the season as the starter but will sit out games against Tulane, Towson and Boston College. Sophomore Jamie Newman and freshman Sam Hartman are the top candidates to replace Hinton. A redshirt junior, the 6-foot, 195-pound Hinton has appeared in 17 games over three seasons, including four starts. He has thrown for 1,502 yards with 10 touchdowns versus four interceptions.

03/03/18 - (DE) - Duke Ejiofor, rSr, 6-3, 264
2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor is a top-100 prospect as a pass rusher, but he won't be able to work out prior to the draft. He underwent surgery in mid-February to repair his labrum, putting him on the shelf for "five to six months," according to Ejiofor. He played with the injury all season, saying he was proud he didn't miss a practice, battling through the issue as a senior. Ejiofor might be healthy by training camp, so his draft status shouldn't be wildly affected, but teams will need to rely on the tape instead of any athletic drills for his evaluation. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/27/18 - (FS) - *Jessie Bates III, rSo, 6-1, 200
2018 NFL Combine: Prospects Who Need to Measure Up: Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest...There are several NFL teams who will not draft a safety under 200 pounds. And Bates has the lanky frame that might not comfortably reach that mark. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/21/18 - (WR) - *Greg Dortch, rSo, 5-09, 170
WR Greg Dortch of Wake Forest, who had 53 receptions for 722 yards and nine touchdowns last season before being sidelined by an injury, is healthy for spring practice.

01/05/18 - (FS) - *Jessie Bates III, rSo, 6-1, 200
Wake Forest defensive back Jessie Bates III says he will forego his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Bates announced his decision Friday on Twitter, saying he has "envisioned playing in the National Football League my entire life." Bates had 77 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble as a redshirt sophomore this season while helping the Demon Deacons (8-5) close the season by winning three of four, including a Belk Bowl victory over Texas A&M last week. - AP College Football

01/04/18 - (TE) - Cam Serigne, rSr, 6-2, 240
2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Tight end: Cam Serigne, Wake Forest (Belk): Serigne caught nine passes for 112 yards and was on the receiving end of one of John Wolford's four touchdown passes. - AP College Football

12/29/17 - (QB) - John Wolford, Sr, 5-11, 205
Matt Coburn scored on a 1-yard run with 2:18 remaining as Wake Forest won a wild Belk Bowl, recovering after surrendering a 17-point lead to defeat Texas A&M 55-52 on Friday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium. Texas A&M (7-6) reached its own 49-yard line on its last drive before turning the ball over on downs with 28 seconds left. John Wolford threw four first-half touchdown passes, helping the Demon Deacons (8-5) win bowl games in back-to-back seasons. Jhamon Ausbon caught a 13-yard pass from Nick Starkel with 5:52 left to put Texas A&M ahead. That drive covered 72 yards on 10 plays. Backup running back Cade Carney scored on a 1-yard, fourth-down run to send Wake Forest into the lead with 9:06 to play.

Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel threw for 499 yards and four touchdowns, completing 42 of 63 passes. Wake Forest made a goal-line stand early in the fourth quarter, with Daniel LaCamera's 19-yard field goal extending the Aggies' lead to 45-41. The Demon Deacons turned around their early troubles on special teams with Jessie Bates III returning a punt 59 yards for a second-quarter touchdown. There was a record, too, with Wake Forest's Cam Serigne making a 37-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. That was his 21st career touchdown reception, setting an Atlantic Coast Conference record for a tight end. - AP College Football

12/01/17 - (TE) - Cam Serigne, rSr, 6-2, 240
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): TE Cam Serigne, Sr., Wake Forest, 147 Votes,...Wake Forest had eight players selected to the All-ACC teams as announced by the ACC on Monday afternoon. Serigne had 35 catches for 444 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He is the school and ACC career leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end. - Wake Forest Football

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