2009 ACC Football Kickoff: Jamelle Eugene

Allen LoppCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 29 : Jamelle Eugene #29 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack carries the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Carter-Finley Stadium September 29, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Louisville defeated North Carolina State 29-10.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As reported by gopack.com

Like most athletes Jamelle Eugene strives for perfection and being the the best, in fact him and his teammates are so obsessed with being the best they have larger-than-life images of themselves in their dorms.

These images of themselves are Fathead like portraits.

It was originally started by Eugene and Defensive Back D'Andre Morgan, and is now also done by Wayne Crawford and Ray Michel.

But this self-abulation ends when they leave the complex, because when they are on the fooball field they play for Tom O'Brien and NC State, not themselves.

They are all focused on making sure the Wolfpack is worthy on the pre-season buzz they been hearing about, especially from the Seventh Annual Triangle Pigskin Preview.

As Eugene says "As a competitor, I feel like we are ready to live up to the expectations that people are talking about,” Eugene said. “But as members of this team, we are not focused on it. If you start listening to that, you will start getting into trouble and feeling pressure and pressing. Our goal this year is to come out and do what we are capable of doing and maximizing our talents and listening to the coaching staff, not predictions that are being made about us. Toney Baker is 100 percent"

Willie Young was quoted as saying "The Wolfpack is a more mature football team as it enters its third season under head coach Tom O’Brien. The trials and tribulations of the first two years, with an unusually large number of injuries and misfortunes and questions that come from coaching transitions. Certainly made the team grow up in a hurry, it also helped them realize they can overcome any hurdle. That’s what happened last year, when the Wolfpack went on a four-game winning streak at the end of the regular-season to become bowl eligible."

Jamelle Eugene and Defensive End Willie Young were the two Wolfpack players representing NC State at the 2009 ACC Football Kickoff.