North Carolina sophomore Ryan Taylor doesn't know exactly what he will do the first time he enters a game at H-back next month. But then again, neither will the opposing defense. And that's the point. UNC's newest offensive position -- a tight end and fullback hybrid, which accounts for the 'H' -- is a versatile playmaker who can block on the line, catch from the slot and sometimes rush out of the backfield.
Heels hope H-back can aid offense
The News and Observer
There is no "good time" for a diagnosis of cancer. For Davis, a new coach charged with building a winner, spring practice was about to start. His cancer treatments raised the question of whether Davis would be absent.
Davis never missed a day.
Davis kicks up his Heels after turning back cancer
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
North Carolina football had one of the nation's better defenses throughout the 1990s, placing numerous alumni in the National Football League.
However, since Julius Peppers and Ryan Sims led the 2001 team to a victory against Auburn in the Peach Bowl, all but one Tar Heel team has proved to be undermanned and undersized along the defensive line. The result has been a string of opposing running backs doing their best imitation of the late Walter Payton, shredding UNC's defense at will.
This should all change soon.
Big things on defense for UNC
The Chapel Hill News