Ethan Albright News Archive

The best Tar Heels to not be selected in the NFL Draft

It seems unthinkable that Jeff Saturday wasn’t actually drafted. However, after a four-year UNC career that included an All-ACC selection, Saturday was not selected in 1998. Thirteen years later, Saturday retired as a Super Bowl champion and a six-time Pro Bowler. The longest NFL career by a former North Carolina player belongs to Ethan Albright.

Ethan Albright, daughter Gracey turning heads with Page softball

Four seasons ago, Page softball was in need of a cornerstone player to build its program around. Yes, the school had just hired 16-year NFL veteran and UNC alum Ethan Albright to serve as its head coach, but coaches don’t play; players do. Turns out Albright didn’t have to search far, as the foundation was laid with his oldest daughter Gracey.

Video: Football Flashback - Mick Mixon follows the big boys to the buffet

From the Mack Brown coach's show in 1993, former Tar Heel broadcaster Mick Mixon joins UNC football players Shawn Hocker, Rick Steinbacher, Ethan Albright, and Russell Babb for a trip to the buffet table to see how the big boys eat.

Q&A with legendary football coach Mack Brown

In your career, what has been your favorite recruiting story? Mack Brown: "My favorite recruiting story is probably from when I was at the University of North Carolina. Ethan Albright was a highly recruited tight end from Greensborough, North Carolina. Both his parents and his brother went to Duke. The family was surprised when he told them he wasn’t going to Duke."

Ethan Albright finds himself on the opposite side of his family's high school and college loyalties

Ethan Albright is football royalty at Grimsley. He was a standout there in the late 1980s before earning a scholarship to Carolina, where he would become a first-team All-ACC tackle. And then Albright would play for 16 years in the NFL, gaining notoriety as a long snapper on special teams, probably the greatest long snapper in NFL history. He’s on the ballot this year for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ethan Albright among Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

Former UNC tight end, offensive lineman and long snapper Ethan Albright is among 108 modern era nominees announced for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016. Albright, a native of Greensboro, NC, was a three-sport star at Grimsley High school before playing at UNC from 1989-1993. Albright holds the NFL record for most consecutive games played as a long snapper (224).

Ethan Albright, Reuben Davis lead Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame class

For the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, 2014 is a good year for football. Twelve inductees for the Hall of Fame’s 10th class were announced Wednesday. Ethan Albright starred at Grimsley before a pro career spanning 16 NFL seasons. He holds an NFL-record 224 consecutive starts by a long snapper. Reuben Davis, another Grimsley alumnus, played 11 NFL seasons with Tampa Bay, Arizona and San Diego.

Ethan Albright To Join Football Broadcast Team

Ethan Albright, a four-year UNC letterwinner and a 16-year NFL veteran, will join the Tar Heel Sports Radio Network as a football analyst at home games in 2013. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Albright was part of Mack Brown's second signing class in 1989 and began his career as a tight end. He later moved to offensive tackle where he earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1993.

Lucas: Albright Accelerates Transition

When he retired from the NFL after a 16-year professional career, Ethan Albright had two main priorities. "First, like a lot of NFL players, I took some time to get my health right," Albright says. The Greensboro native returned home with his family, and before long, he was ready to begin phase two of his post-playing career plan: finding a way to stay in touch with the game he loves.

Former UNC, NFL player Ethan Albright to coach softball at Greensboro high school

Longtime pro football player and former Grimsley High School star Ethan Albright will coach at Page High School this school year, but not in the sport you’d think. The 16-year NFL veteran will serve as the head coach for the Pirates’ softball team next season, he said Monday.

Romar Morris Named N.C. Athlete of the Year

UNC football signee Romar Morris of Salisbury High School has been named the 2011 Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). This is the top athletic award given by the NCHSAA to honor the most outstanding male and female high school athletes in the state. Other Tar Heels that have won the award include Ethan Albright ('89), Na Brown ('95), Tyrell Godwin ('97), Julius Peppers ('98), Kendric Burney ('06) and Kareem Martin ('10).

NFL Update: Week 4

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants caught eight passes and went over 100 yards for the third time in his career. Chicago's Julius Peppers also had a big game, recording a sack and a forced fumble. Meanwhile, Sam Aiken made his first catch as a Brown and long snapper Ethan Albright made his debut with San Diego.

NFL Update: Week 9

In his second week in the NFL, Connor Barth continued to perform well converting two field goal attempts in a 30-27 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. Barth is now a perfect 3-3 on field goal attempts and 6-6 on extra points. Alge Crumpler and David Thornton continued to help the Titans remain undefeated in a 19-16 overtime win over Green Bay. In other action, check out Willie Parker, Jeff Reed, and the Steelers as they meet Ethan Albright and the Washington Redskins in a big Monday night game.

Ethan Albright's quirks popular among fans, teammates

It's a mid-afternoon special teams practice at Redskin Park. Ethan Albright is in his element. This is his forte, an hourlong celebration of kicking and punting and - oh yes, long snapping. This is what has earned the 6-foot-5, 257-pound "athlete" a 13-year NFL career and the chance to play for coaching legends like Don Shula and Joe Gibbs.

Ellis Added To Pro Bowl

Dallas linebacker Greg Ellis has been added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster, giving North Carolina three former players in the all-star contest. Ellis joins Indianapolis center Jeff Saturday and Washington deep snapper Ethan Albright as Pro Bowl selections with ties to Chapel Hill. Ellis, who was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year, was added to the team after Chicago's Lance Briggs pulled out with an injury.

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