Never mind that “planking” came and went as a fad nearly a year ago. NC State RB Shadrach Thornton looks intent on spending every moment between now and spring practice planking on anything and everything on campus.
Thornton’s Instagram account, where he goes by the nom de plume “un_picable,” is now heavily populated by planking pictures. There he is amid the branches of a tree, on the back of a comfy chair (with a person sitting in it) and in a stack of other plankers.
His two most impressive planks are obvious. First is the instance where he scaled a McDonald’s sign and planked atop the golden arches. The other had him scaling the a wolf statue outside Carter Finley Stadium (it comes with video as well).
Good thing Thornton didn’t fall in the latter two planks. Trying to excuse himself for an injury sustained while planking would not be the best way for him to introduce himself to new head coach Dave Doeren.