Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yet another Tar Heel lost for the season - this time it's injured tailback

University of North Carolina senior tailback Johnny White fractured his right clavicle (collar bone) in the first half of the Tar Heels’ 37-35 victory at Florida State. White, the team’s leading rusher with 720 yards, will miss the remainder of the season.

A native of Asheville, White also was Carolina’s third-leading receiver with 24 catches for 288 yards. He currently ranks fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yards (112.0/gm) and sixth in rushing (80.0/gm). White finishes the year with 130 rushing attempts for 720 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.

Thirty UNC scholarship players have missed at least one game this year due to injury (16) or the NCAA/UNC investigation (14), including 19 defensive players.

White will become the 31st scholarship player this season to miss a game. On offense, the Tar Heels have now lost their starting tight end (Zack Pianalto) and tailback for the season. Pianalto was leading the team in receptions and receiving yards when he fractured his right fibula in the win at Virginia.

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