The NC State Football teams record during the 1972 season was 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, and a victory in the Peach Bowl.
NC State quarterback Bruce Shaw passes for 294 yards against Wake Forest, breaking the team's previous record for single-game passing yardage.
The first evening football game is played on campus, a 37-0 victory over High Point.
The first on-campus football game is played at the new athletic field that would later become Riddick Stadium. The game ends for A & M College with a 20-0 victory over Randolph-Macon College, securing the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship for A & M, with six wins and one tie.
Jack McDowall ('28) was the first NC State student athlete inducted (posthumously) into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The football team had 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 1967. During the season, the team became known for its "White Shoes Defense," holding opponents to less than nine points per game. The team later went on to win the Liberty Bowl.
Williams was on the All-ACC, 2004 (1st-team) and 2005 (1st team), 2004 Freshman All-American, 2005 Sports Illustrated 1st team All-American, 2005 Walter Camp 2nd team All-American, and 2005 Team MVP. He was the first ACC player ever selected as the first pick in the NFL draft, he was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2006.