Burney Returns

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ----- North Carolina senior cornerback Kendric Burney has been cleared to play and will make his 2010 debut Saturday against William & Mary.

Burney missed the previous seven games. He was suspended six games for violations of NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules and was held out of the Miami game while the University worked with the NCAA to determine his eligibility status.

Burney, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound cornerback from Jacksonville, N.C., was tabbed a 2010 second-team Preseason All-America by Sporting News and a 2010 Thorpe Award candidate after earning first-team All-ACC honors in '09 for totaling 47 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, five interceptions, one interception return for touchdown and one fumble recovery.

He ranks 13th all-time at UNC with nine career interceptions, and also has career totals of 180 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 12 pass break ups.


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