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UNC Football Family Embraces Fight Against Pitt Hopkins Syndrome

They stand on the UNC sideline, hand in hand, preparing to take the Kenan Stadium field before Saturday's Notre Dame game. For David Bomar, a Tar Heel safety from 1996-2000, the setting is familiar. His wife, Brooke, the middle daughter of former tailback Don McCauley, also knows it well. But this moment isn't for them. This is for their 5-year-old daughter Logan.

Are today's ACC QBs on par with the historical greats?

Forty-five years ago, the ACC’s top quarterback was a guy named Paul Miller. He averaged 118 yards total offense per game in 1971. His naked bootleg touchdown after taking the ball away from All-American Don McCauley rivals Duke’s famous shoestring play among memorable moments in the UNC-Duke series. How things have changed.

Audio: Don McCauley - Bill Dooley brought the SEC mentality to the ACC

Former UNC running back, Don McCauley, joins Adam Gold and Joe Ovies of Raleigh sports talk station 99.9 The Fan to talk about the impact Bill Dooley had on his playing career and life.

UNC’s running back depth could be key to repeating ACC success

Elijah Hood enters the season as UNC's unquestioned starting tailback. That's the reward when one begins to reach the heights of Carolina legends Don McCauley and Charlie Justice. However, for UNC to continue to find success on the ground, they will have to rely on the diverse talents of its two senior back-up tailbacks, T.J. Logan and Khris Francis.

North Carolina's Nick Weiler vowed to become 'a weapon for the team'

All that work, combined with being completely healthy, allowed Nick Weiler to shine. Through 13 games, Weiler scored 119 points, second on the school’s single-season scoring list behind Don McCauley (126 points in 1970). He also earned a spot on the coaches' All-ACC third team. He went 19-of-22 on field-goal attempts, including 4-of-6 from 40 yards.

Sammy Batten: Marquise Williams joins Kenan Stadium legends

Forty-five years worth of fall afternoons have passed at Kenan Memorial Stadium since Don McCauley's historic 279-yard rushing, five-touchdown performance for North Carolina against Duke in 1970. McCauley, the original famous No. 23 at UNC before Michael Jordan came along, was playing the final home game of an illustrious college career that would eventually get him inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Touching The Minds and Hearts of All Tar Heels

The email popped into my in-box on March 5, a note from long-time UNC football equipment and business manager Dominic Morelli with a link to The New York Times story on Ryan Hoffman. It was sent to Don McCauley of the Rams Club and to me, asking if we knew Hoffman, the mid-1990s offensive lineman who’d fallen on hard times, and if there was anything the Football Lettermen’s Association could do to rally around Hoffman.

Dre' Bly Named To 2014 College Football Hall Of Fame Class

Former North Carolina defensive back Dre' Bly is one of 14 members of the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame class, which was announced Thursday by the National Football Foundation. Bly will become the sixth player or coach from UNC, and first player since Don McCauley in 2001, to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony in December.

Independence Bowl - Postgame Notes

Redshirt freshman tailback Giovani Bernard finishes the season with 1,253 rushing yards, the most ever by a UNC freshman. His 2011 total ranks third on the school's single-season rushing chart,behind only Don McCauley (1970) and Mike Voight (1976). Dwight Jones finishes his career with 152 catches and 2,163 receiving yards, good for fifth-most in school history in both categories.

Milestone means nothing to Bernard without win

Giovani Bernard's 47 rushing yards against the Wolfpack on Saturday made him the first UNC running back since Jonathan Linton in 1997 to pass the thousand-yard barrier, helping re-establish a long line of Tar Heel backs to reach the prestigious mark, starting with Don McCauley way back in 1969. But none of that concerned Bernard in the least after Saturday's setback to the Wolfpack.

Don McCauley proud of breakthrough '70 season

Don McCauley will be enshrined in the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame tonight, and the former North Carolina tailback did much to earn his plaque in the hall. In 1970, his senior season at UNC, he rushed for 1,720 yards, breaking O.J. Simpson's NCAA record. He scored 21 touchdowns, then an ACC record, and had 279 yards rushing and five TDs against Duke. He was the ACC's player of the year and later named ACC athlete of the year.

N.C. Hall of Fame to welcome McCauley, Overbeck, Shelton

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has selected seven outstanding North Carolina sports figures for induction into the Hall in 2010: Don McCauley, an All America running back at the University of North Carolina and Baltimore Colts pro bowler. Carla Overbeck, a three-time All America soccer star at UNC-CH who now coaches at Duke University. Karen Shelton, whose UNC-CH field hockey teams have won seven national titles.

Don McCauley, Jim Donnan join another Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame inductees Don McCauley and Jim Donnan highlight the 2010 class for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, a seven-member group that was announced on Monday. McCauley, a UNC legend, and Donnan, who starred at N.C. State, will be joined by Carla Overbeck and Karen Shelton of UNC; Mike Quick of N.C. State; Herb Appenzeller of Wake Forest; and amateur golfer Paul Simson.

John Bunting savors life after football

Since coaching his final game at North Carolina in November, John Bunting has been busy planning and doing all the things he hasn’t had time to do in years. He’s been working out regularly with former Tar Heel teammate Don McCauley and he’s been preparing for knee replacement surgery. And because he hasn’t been on the road recruiting, Bunting has a renewed interest in the National Football League.

McCauley, Gabriel, Mira and others salute league's growth

The Atlantic Coast Conference, looking to create some instant tradition before its inaugural championship game Saturday between Florida State and Virginia Tech, has introduced its first legends class, a group that spanned more than 50 years. Record-setting North Carolina running back Don McCauley and Florida State linebacker Marvin Jones, who both spent 11 seasons in the NFL, were among those rehashing old times a day before the expanded ACC's first title matchup.

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