Former Wolfpack head coach Tom O' Brien called Wolff the heart and soul of the defense for a reason, and like Bishop, he is an extremely hard worker who got better with each passing season at N.C. State. No one wants to be great more than Earl Wolff, and his numbers are a testament to this fact. Perhaps he gets his discipline and drive from his mother, who is a master sergeant in the National Guard. Wherever this self-proclaimed momma's boy gets his inspiration, it sure has taken him a long way, and his journey is far from over.
The undersized first team All-ACC safety was dynamic in his final college season. Not only did he record 19 tackles at Clemson, but he also recorded at least 17 tackles in four other games. In addition to solid closing speed, Wolff possesses excellent instincts. He covers ground really well and this allows him to make plays all over the field. His route recognition is above average, and he also shows the ability to read a quarterback's eyes. Moreover, Wolff is an outstanding form tackler and is a big hitter.
Earl Wolff will be playing in the East-West Shrine Game on the 19th