E.J. Wilson absorbs bone-jarring hits every Saturday for North Carolina, but that's nothing new for him. Wilson, a junior defensive end, had a series of accidents and injuries growing up in Emporia, Va., that gave him a preview of the sometimes violent nature of football. When he looks back, he wonders how he lasted long enough to make it to North Carolina.
Tar Heels' Wilson a magnet for freak accidents, injuries
The Winston Salem Journal
At the time, it seemed like North Carolina hardly could have endured a worse loss than the one the Tar Heels suffered to Virginia Tech earlier this season.
Simple solution for Heels: Just forget about UVa game
The Durham Herald-Sun
Injury to one means opportunity for another.
Robert Francois has been a major contributor to the Boston College football team's defense since his redshirt freshman year in 2005, but he's almost always come off the bench. He did start seven games as a sophomore when Brian Toal had a bad shoulder, and now, again because of an injury to Toal, he's a starter.
Francois will take Toal's place at weakside linebacker on Saturday when BC plays at North Carolina.
Boston College: Francois tunes up for start
The Milford Daily News
With the loss of fellow linebacker Brian Toal to a broken leg, Francois' role is about to get even more important. He'll start at weakside linebacker when the Eagles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday to take on the Tar Heels.
Robert Francois, Boston College won't skip a beat
The Boston Herald