Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pack's Czajkowski may kick vs. UNC

Josh Czajkowski may be able to kick for N.C. State this season after all.

Czajkowski previously was ruled out for the rest of the regular season with a hamstring injury suffered Nov. 6 at Clemson. But on N.C. State's weekly injury report, which was released today, Czajkowski was listed as questionable for Saturday's game at North Carolina, which begins at noon.

A "questionable" designation for a game indicates that a player has a 50 percent chance of participating. Czajkowski was in uniform for practice Thursday.

Freshman Chris Hawthorne took Czajkowski's place last week in a 38-3 win over Wake Forest and will kick against the Tar Heels if Czajkowski is unable to play.

Hawthorne made his lone field goal attempt, a 25-yarder, and made all five of his extra point attempts against Wake Forest.

Czajkowski, a senior, has made 14 of his 18 field goal attempts this season. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goal percentage (.866) and is tied for fourth in field goals made with 40.

Ken Tysiac