Four Tar Heel players set all-time records in the squat yesterday.
Jason Brown, who already had the record for offensive linemen in the squat, recorded a 660 pound squat. Brown also owns the record for the three combined lifts -- power clean, bench, and squat -- for offensive lineman and can now claim the title of the strongest offensive lineman ever to play for the Tar Heels. Brown, who is only a true sophomore, may shatter all strength records before his career is over.
Sam Aiken, who had already claimed the record for wide receivers in the power clean, also established the record in the squat at 500 pounds, besting the previous mark set by Jamal Jones.
Matt Baker, a red-shirt freshman quarterback, bested the squat record established last year for quarterbacks by Darian Durant by squatting 450 pounds.
Perhaps most surprising, walk-on sophomore Calvin Covington set the record for defensive backs by squatting a remarkable 600 pounds. Covington, who walked on last year as a wide receiver, has been moved to the secondary.
The top ten for squats will be posted later.