Last season, North Carolina State defensive tackle Monty Nelson received the program’s Ken McNeill Iron Wolf Award — which is awarded annually to the player who makes the greatest comeback from injury — after returning from microfracture surgery in his knee.
After returning at the end of his junior campaign to make a solid contribution, Nelson is now looking to make an even stronger impact on the field thanks to his dedication in the weight room.
Campus Sports received video of Nelson’s impressive workout routine which included throwing up 465-pounds on the bench press.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, Nelson also completed a pull up with 525 total pounds.
NC State DT Monty Nelson is ready for a huge season! Over 525 total pounds on the pull up! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/Xkow2kYv5d
— Campus Sports (@CampusSportsNet) August 9, 2016
If the work in the weight room pays off on the field, Nelson could be poised for a breakout season.
After starting off his career in Raleigh with second-team All-Freshman honors and as the only true freshman to play along the defensive front, defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable and the rest of the Wolfpack coaching staff have to be happy to see a healthy and energized Nelson preparing for his senior year.
North Carolina State kicks off its 2016 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1 against William & Mary.