UNC Class of 2012 Revisited

Four years ago, UNC signed a class -- Larry Fedora' first -- that finished ranked No. 41 in the nation and seventh in the ACC.

  • Kanler Coker (QB, Flowery Branch (Ga.))

    Coker red-shirted in 2012 and then saw action in two games in 2013 and one in 2014. He took a medical hardship after the 2014 season. He ended his career with a completed pass and six yards on three rushes.
  • Kedrick Davis (WR, Charlotte (N.C.) Berry)

    After red-shirting his freshman season, Davis played in one game in 2013, moved to cornerback, played in 10 games – with a start – in 2014,  saw action in three games in 2015, and then graduated from UNC. He recorded seven tackles, a blocked kick, an interception, and a pass breakup during his career.
  • Quinshad Davis (WR, Gaffney (S.C.))

    Davis finished his UNC career as the school record holder in career touchdown receptions (25) and career receptions (199). He also had 2,554 career receiving yards, which ranks second all-time at UNC. He received Freshman All-American Honorable Mention in 2012 and All-ACC Honorable Mention in 2013.
  • John Ferranto (OT, Burlington Township (N.J.)

    Ferranto red-shirted in 2012, appeared in 10 games in 2013, started 13 games at left tackle in 2014, and then made four starts at left tackle in 2015.
  • Junior Gnonkonde (DE, Lakeland (Ga.) Lanier County)

    After red-shirting his freshman year, Gnonkonde appeared in all 25 games the next two seasons totaling 63 tackles, including 5.0 for a loss and 1.0 sacks. In 2015, he played in 11 games finishing with 34 tackles, including 7.0 for a loss and 3.5 sacks, plus eight QB hurries.
  • Clint Heaven (S, Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee)

    Following a red-shirt season, Heaven played in five games in 2013, moved to linebacker, and then transferred to Northern Iowa.
  • Jon Heck (OT, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles)

    Heck was named All-ACC after starting all 13 games in 2015. Outside of two games he missed due to injury, he has started every game at right tackle the past three seasons.
  • Joseph Jackson (S, Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast)

    A neck injury during the 2015 season opener ended Jackson’s career. Prior to that, he played 10 games – with a start – at linebacker making 11 tackles.
  • Tyreece Jiles (CB, Cape Coral (Fla.))

    Over his four-year UNC career, Jiles saw snaps in 43 games accumulating 21 tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception.
  • Terrance Knox (TE, Concord (N.C.))

    Knox enrolled in the spring of 2012, red-shirted the ensuing season, did not record a stat in 2013, and then left school.
  • Dan Mastromatteo (LB, Absecon (N.J.) Holy Spirit)

    Following a red-shirt season in 2012, Mastromatteo appeared in seven games in 2013 and 11 games in 2014. He made seven tackles in those two seasons. In 2015, he played in all 13 games and made two tackles.
  • J.J. Patterson (DT, Roanoke Rapids (N.C.))

    After red-shirting the 2012 season, Patterson moved to offensive guard following the 2013 season, and then left the team.
  • Caleb Peterson (OG, Auburn (Ala.)

    Peterson was named All-ACC Second Team following the 2015 season. He red-shirted in 2012 and then started 22 of 24 games at left guard – including every game in 2013 – the next two seasons.
  • Shakeel Rashad (LB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal)

    An All-ACC third team selection, Rashad led the team with 110 tackles in 2015. He appeared in 28 games – with three starts – the previous three seasons collecting 45 tackles, including 7.0 for a loss and 2.5 sacks.
  • Jessie Rogers (DE, Arlington (Texas) Bowie)

    Rogers saw the field in each of his four years on campus (49 games) and compiled 54 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss. He had a team-high 5.5 sacks in 2014.
  • Malik Simmons (CB, Lehigh Acres (Fla.))

    Simmons appeared in 35 games over four seasons, including starting 10 contests. He registered 119 tackles, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups.
  • Kendrick Singleton (WR, Glen Saint Mary (Fla.) Baker County)

    Singleton played in 48 games over four seasons contributing at wide receiver, tight end, and on special teams. He had 28 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns, plus 21 tackles.
  • Nathan Staub (LB, Buford (Ga.))

    Staub red-shirted in 2012, played in 20 games the next two seasons, and then took a medical hardship a year ago. He ended his career with 47 tackles.
  • James Summers (QB, Greensboro (N.C.) Page)

    Summers never enrolled at UNC. After prepping a semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave, he enrolled at Hinds CC. He then signed with East Carolina as part of the 2015 class.
  • Monte Taylor (DE, Springdale (Md.) Flowers)

    Taylor never enrolled at UNC. After prepping a semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave, he spent two seasons at ASA College. He signed with UCF a year ago.
  • Justin Thomason (DE, McDonough (Ga.) Eagles Landing Christian)

    After appearing in five games in 2012, Thomason played in all 40 games the past three seasons and started 25 games at defensive tackle. In that span, he compiled 102 tackles, including 11.0 for a loss and 6.5 sacks.
  • Damien Washington (WR, Kannapolis (N.C.) Brown)

    Following a 2012 season in which he played in nine games, Washington appeared in all 40 games the past three seasons. He ended his career with 15 catches for 192 yards and pitched in 13 special teams tackles and six kickoff returns for 104 yards.
  • Phillip Willamson (LB, Durham (N.C.) Jordan)

    Williamson red-shirted the 2012 season and then moved to defensive end before transferring to Butler CC. After playing 10 games, he transferred to Eastern Arizona CC. He spent the 2015 season with Winston-Salem State.

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