CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Chad Scott, a 5-10, 182-pound running back who played the last two seasons at Kentucky, will transfer to North Carolina, Head Coach John Bunting announced today.
"I'm excited that Chad has decided to become a Tar Heel" said Bunting. "He was one of the best backs in the SEC as a freshman but this past season was limited because of injury. He has strength, speed and with continued development here at Carolina, he can become an outstanding player. We're excited that he chose to complete his career as a Tar Heel."
A native of Plant City, Fla., Scott will enroll at UNC for the spring semester which begins Tuesday, Jan. 8. He will sit out the 2002 season as a transfer student and will then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Scott played in 10 games and started eight as a freshman in 2001, leading the Wildcats in rushing with 611 yards on 130 carries and four touchdowns. He also caught 34 passes for 261 yards. He was named first-team freshman All-SEC by the SEC Coaches and was a third-team freshman All-America by The Sporting News. He had more yards from scrimmage than any other freshman running back in the league. He had a career-high 117 yards rushing against Mississippi State.
Hampered by an ankle sprain in 2001, Scott played in just eight games and finished the year with 210 yards on 36 carries. He also caught 15 passes for 114 yards.
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