“Thank you God, NC State and WPN for the best 5 years of my life!” Toudle wrote. “It has been an honor to be apart of this program and to be apart of something so special in such a great place in Raleigh, NC and represent this amazing university!”
Toudle thanked coach Dave Doeren for the opportunity, as well as his assistant coaches and teammates with the Wolfpack in his announcement.
The Wilmington, N.C, native caught 30 passes for 320 yards and five touchdowns in his four seasons on the field with the red and white. Toudle did not record a catch in the 2023 season and he appeared in 11 of the Wolfpack’s 12 games this fall.
Toudle played a season-best 36 snaps in the Wolfpack’s season opener at UConn, but he had six games where he played less than 10 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. He played his fewest snaps against North Carolina in the season finale as he entered the game for one play. The tight end played a total of 148 snaps this fall, most of which came on offense.
Toudle’s most productive season came in 2021 when he logged 19 catches for 190 yards and four touchdowns. He added 11 receptions for 130 yards and a score last year before his zero catch season this fall.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end redshirted the 2019 season before he appeared in seven games during the 2020 campaign. Toudle then had his career-best year in 2021, which earned him a preseason watch list nominee for the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy (best tight end in college football).
Toudle missed spring practice in 2022 as he recovered from offseason surgery and he also missed three games last season due to a severe case of strep throat.
He was a standout tight end at Hoggard High School with 21 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns during his senior season. Toudle was also a wildcat quarterback that season and he rushed 43 times for 156 yards and four touchdowns.
Toudle graduated from NC State in 2022 with a degree in communication and he has one year of eligibility remaining.
NC State’s tight ends room currently has five players returning next season: redshirt sophomores Cedd Seabrough and Fred Seabrough Jr., redshirt freshman Reid Mitchell, and freshmen Griffin Reimer and Juice Vereen.