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Is NC State QB Devin Leary related to actor Denis Leary?


Devin Leary enters the 2022 season with high expectations, but is the NC State Wolfpack quarterback related to an actor with a similar name, Denis Leary?

NC State football has been on the rise in a massive way and the Wolfpack have high expectations on them for the 2022 campaign. A massive factor in all of that is quarterback Devin Leary.

Even while he wasn’t the focal point of the offense in the eyes of the coaches (at least in the way they operated) last season but was by far the best part of that unit as he threw for over 3,400 yards with 35 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He’s looking to better even that, though, with a dark horse Heisman candidacy looming over him if NC State is as good as they could be.

Yet, it’s hard for college football fans to see that name and not notice how close it is to actor Denis Leary. So it obviously begs the question of if the two Learys are actually related.

NC State football: Is Devin Leary related to actor Denis Leary?

We won’t leave you in suspense; Devin Leary is not a relative of Denis Leary, at least as far as we can tell.

Or perhaps we should say that this particular Devin is not related to the Rescue Me actor.

Denis actually has a daughter who’s name is Devin, but she was born in 1992 and also does not suit up for NC State football at 30 years old. So we can comfortably say that she is a different person that the Wolfpack quarterback.

Even if there is no relation, though, it’ll always be hard to see the name of the NC State signal-caller and not think of the actor with how close their names are. That’s got to be good enough for like third cousins, right?

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