The 2023 season is about to face the formidable Demon Deacon defense


Entering the second year under the leadership of Brad Lambert as defensive coordinator, the anticipation for improved performance is elevated. Wake Forest is set to welcome back seven players with starting experience, while also integrating transfers and true freshmen into the mix. In the previous season, the Demon Deacons held the 11th spot in the ACC with an average of 28.3 points allowed per game. However, they showcased their strength with the third-best red zone defense, preventing scores 19.6% of the time. Below is a breakdown of the defensive and special teams units for the 2023 season.