By the time he was 12 years old, North Carolina defensive end E.J. Wilson had been slammed in the forehead with a baseball bat (requiring a half-dozen stitches), knocked off his bike by a speeding Cadillac (requiring an overnight stay in a hospital) and further scarred by a go-cart flip (requiring a pin in a pinkie finger).
UNC defensive end used to healing
Raleigh News & Observer
E.J. Wilson hasn't had many painful experiences since he arrived at North Carolina.
Rough-and-tumble childhood mostly out of the way for Heels' defender
North Carolina is on the rebound for a second time after its first attempt at gaining bowl eligibility last Saturday was denied.
Tar Heels will be on comeback trail again
"We were pushing him and pushing him, trying to see how much he could learn and get back into that role so he can help alleviate some of that sting of losing Brandon Tate," coach Butch Davis said.
Tar Heels expect a lot out of Little