North Carolina State wide receiver Bryan Underwood speaks with reporters during an NCAA football media day in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Gerry Broome
August 10, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Bryan Underwood spent the summer getting stronger, improving his conditioning and even flirting with his goal of squatting 500 pounds in the weight room. He is hoping it will help him make some game-turning plays for North Carolina State, too.

The fifth-year senior receiver is coming off a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the final month of last season.

Underwood says he has gotten faster and stronger, and is ''able to push my limits'' more than he ever has before. Receivers coach Frisman Jackson says there is a ''night and day'' difference from where Underwood was in spring practices and how he is practicing now in preseason camp.

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