Wake's Campanaro emerges as a double threat


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's top receiver once again can try to beat teams by throwing the ball.

Wake Forest's Michael Campanaro says his broken right hand has healed enough that "I got my fingers back," and that could make him dangerous as a threat to catch the ball — or throw it — this week at North Carolina State.

Campanaro, who missed two games after breaking his hand Sept. 29 against Duke, averages a league-best 8.6 catches for the Demon Deacons (5-4, 3-4). He matched an ACC record with 16 catches while scoring three touchdowns last week against Boston College.

He's also known to throw the ball on trick plays.

He has a passer rating of 412.6 after completing 3 of 4 passes last season with two touchdowns — including a 40-yarder against the Wolfpack that they still haven't forgotten.

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