Notes on UNC’s depth chart ahead of Georgia Tech game

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A look at North Carolina’s (6-2, 4-1 ACC) depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech (5-3, 2-3)  in Chapel Hill:

OFFENSE

LT

Bentley Spain, 6-6, 300, Jr.

William Sweet, 6-7, 300, R-Fr.

The Tar Heels are averaging 32.5 points and 437.6 yards per game.

LG

Tommy Hatton, 6-3, 290, R-Fr.

Nick Polino, 6-4, 290, R-Fr.

The Tar Heels are averaging 6.5 yards per play, but have run just 542 plays. Opponents have run 612.

C

Lucas Crowley, 6-3, 290, Sr.

Mark Uptegraff, 6-2, 305, Jr.

Crowley and Spain have started every game this season.

RG

R.J. Prince, 6-6, 310, Jr.

Brad Henson, 6-5, 290, Jr.

The Tar Heels are atop the ACC and 20th in FBS in third down percentage (19 of 35, or 54.2 percent).

RT

Jon Heck, 6-6, 310, Sr.

William Sweet, 6-7, 300, R-Fr.

The Tar Heels’f offensive line averages 286 pounds. Tech’s defensive line averages 265 pounds.

 

TE

Brandon Fritts, 6-4, 240, So.

Carl Tucker, 6-2, 240, R-Fr.

Tucker has six receptions while Fritts hasn’t caught a pass this season.

QB

Mitch Trubisky, 6-3, 225, Jr.

Nathan Elliott, 6-1, 210, R-Fr.

Trubisky is third in FBS in completion percentage (71.2), 10th in completions (203), 16th in total yards (2,378), 10th in pass efficiency rating (160.76), 16th in passing yards per game (297.3) and 16th in touchdown passes (18).

RB

Elijah Hood, 6-0, 230, Jr.

T.J. Logan, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Hood has 2,198 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns in his career. He is averaging 5 yards per carry this season.

WR

Austin Proehl, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 6-1, 200, R-Fr.

Has 27 catches for 378 yards and three touchdowns this season.

WR

Ryan Switzer, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Thomas Jackson, 5-11, 195, Jr.

Switzer is the school’s all-time leading receiver (214).

WR

Bug Howard, 6-5, 220, Sr.

Rontavius Groves, 5-11, 175, Fr.

Groves is one of 17 redshirt or true freshmen that have played for the Tar Heels this season.

Howard is six receptions away from tying the career high of 42 he set as a sophomore.

DEFENSE

DE

Malik Carney, 6-3, 230, So.

Tyler Powell, 6-4, 275, Jr.

Carney has 3 ½ sacks this season.

DT

Nazair Jones, 6-5, 310, Jr.

Jeremiah Clarke, 6-5, 205, So.

Jones is tied for the team lead with Carney in tackles for loss (5 ½).

DT

Aaron Crawford, 6-1, 310, R-Fr.

Jalen Dalton, 6-6, 300, So.

The Tar Heels’ defensive line averages 279 pounds. Tech’s offensive line averages 296 pounds.

DE

Mikey Bart, 6-3, 270, Sr.

Jason Strowbridge, 6-4, 270, R-Fr.

Bart is the only player on the line to start each game this season. Eight players have made at least one start.

WLB

Cole Holcomb, 6-1, 220, Jr.

J.B. Copeland, 6-3, 225, Jr.

Holcomb has 69 tackles this season and is seventh in the ACC with 8.6 per game.

MLB

Andre Smith, 6-0, 240, So.

Ayden Bonilla, 6-2, 225, So.

Opponents are averaging 202.8 rushing yards per game

SLB

Cayson Collins, 6-1, 235, Jr.

Dominique Ross, 6-3, 210 Fr.

Collins has 27 tackles this season.

CB

M.J. Stewart, 5-11, 200, Jr.

Corey Bell Jr., 5-9, 175, So.

The Tar Heels have broken up 33 passes this season. That is 30th most in FBS. Stewart leads the team with eight.

FS

Dominique Green, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Myles Dorn, 6-2, 210, Fr.

The Tar Heels have allowed seven passing touchdowns, two to a wide receiver.

SS

Donnie Miles, 5-11, 205, Jr.

D.J. Ford, 6-3, 195, Fr.

Miles leads the team in tackles (72). Green is fourth (46).

CB

Des Lawrence, 6-1, 185, Sr.

Patrice Rene, 6-2, 200, Fr.

Opponents are averaging 194 passing yards per game.

NB

M.J. Stewart, 5-11, 200, Jr.

J.K. Britt, 6-0, 200, So.

SPECIALISTS

PK Nick Weiler, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Weiler is one of five players who have scored at least 100 points in his career. The others are Hood, Logan, Swtizer and Hollins.

Weiler is 8-of-12 on field goal attempts.

KO Nick Weiler, 6-0, 190, Sr.

P Tom Sheldon, 6-3, 200, Fr.

A lefty who is averaging 42.6 yards per punt.

KOR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 6-1, 200, R-FR.

PR Ryan Switzer, 5-0, 185, Sr.

Switzer had returned seven punts for touchdowns in his career. He is one away from tying the NCAA career record held by Wes Welker and Antonio Perkins. Switzer is the school’s career leader in punt return yards (1,034).


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