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Magic Moment: Notre Dame 2008

The tension matched the buildup as the game ran deep into the third quarter. The Fighting Irish held a 24-22 lead when UNC defensive tackle Aleric Mullins stripped QB Jimmy Clausen and recovered the ball. On the Tar Heels' second snap after the turnover, Shaun Draughn took a pitch from Cam Sexton and sped around the right side 38 yards for a touchdown.

Shaun Draughn Released by New York Giants

Shaun Draughn was released by the Giants on Saturday. Draughn's tenure with the Giants got off to a rocky start due to an ankle injury that caused him to open training camp on the PUP list. He evidently didn't do enough in his limited time to warrant a roster spot. However, he could still be a valuable addition to a team in need of pass-catching options out of the backfield.

Nine teams in seven years: I’ve been everywhere, man

From the time he was in fourth grade, growing up a Cowboys fan in tiny Tarboro, N.C., then as a Tar Heels running back, Shaun Draughn wanted this career, this life. How could he have possibly imagined that he would bounce from the Redskins to the Chiefs to the Ravens to the Colts to the Bears to the Chargers to the Browns to the 49ers and now … to the Giants?

RB Shaun Draughn hopes to settle down with Giants

Running back Shaun Draughn didn't jump at the opportunity to check out of the Giants' team hotel when training camp officially ended on Tuesday. Draughn, who is on his ninth team in a seven-year NFL career, has learned the hard way not to rush into settling down in a new city. Draughn and his wife decided two years ago to put down roots in his home state of North Carolina.

Giants' Shaun Draughn Returns from Ankle Surgery

New York Giants running back Shaun Draughn was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday. Draughn is returning from summer ankle surgery. The 29-year-old is competing for a roster spot, so his participation in training camp will be essential for his chances. Draughn is mainly competing with Orleans Darkwa for the final roster spot.

Giants roster countdown, No. 58: What will RB Shaun Draughn's role be?

Shaun Draughn is the fifth running back for the New York Giants. That may or may not be a viable spot in regards to the 53-man roster. The Giants carried only four running backs in 2015, but they had five last year with Bobby Rainey serving as a special teamer for the most part. That could be the role Draughn is competing for, or the Giants may have something more in mind.

Giants RB Shaun Draughn spends day telling UNC fans he hasn’t gone over to the Duke side

Shaun Draughn bleeds only two shades of blue: Giants blue and Tar Heel blue. And he won’t tolerate any suggestions that he might go turncoat for the Blue Devils. Draughn caught some playful heat on social media after Duke basketball tweeted a photo from Eli Manning’s offseason workouts showing Draughn, Manning and Giants teammates posing with Coach K.

Shaun Draughn inspired to fill gaps for youth

It has been a weekend of giving back for Shaun Draughn, who along with his wife, Shonda, held the Draughn Family Foundation’s bowling event Friday. The Draughns plan to use the foundation to give back to their communities. The New York area, along with Raleigh and Tarboro, will be the starting points where Shonda will focus on girls, and Shaun will work with boys.

Shaun Draughn hosts celebrity-bowling fundraiser for local students

Former Tarboro High School and UNC standout running back Shaun Draughn is paying it forward in his home state. The recently signed New York Giants tailback held his inaugural celebrity-bowling event Friday afternoon in Cary at Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille on behalf of the Draughn Family Foundation to raise funds for local middle and high school students.

After signing with Giants, Shaun Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

Shaun Draughn is now a member of the New York Giants, but he won't ever forget his stint with the 49ers. The running back posted a long thank you to the organization and fans on Thursday: "I want to say thank you to the 49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be a part of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community."

5 things you need to know about new Giants RB Shaun Draughn

29-year-old Shaun Draughn played four seasons at North Carolina and finished with 2,070 rushing yards. His best performance came during his final game in Carolina blue. Draughn rushed for a career-high 160 yards on 23 carries, including a 58-yard touchdown run, to help lead UNC to a 30-27 double overtime win over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.

New York Giants sign veteran RB Shaun Draughn

The New York Giants agreed to a one-year deal with running back Shaun Draughn, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Draughn, 29, spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers. He has also played for the Chiefs, Ravens, Chargers, Bears and Browns. The Giants backfield now consists of Draughn, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa.

From UNC to eight NFL stops: Shaun Draughn keeps the faith

Released by seven different teams since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Shaun Draughn even went back to North Carolina one summer and opened his own real estate investment company. But after stints with the Redskins, Chiefs, Ravens, Colts, Bears, Chargers, Browns and 49ers, Draughn is still an NFL running back.

49ers’ Shaun Draughn happy to have name (mis)called

ESPN's Chris Berman spent the prime-time telecast calling him Shaun “Drawn,” but his name is pronounced “Drone.” The error had Draughn’s loved ones up in arms, and he also received videos that included Berman’s repeated gaffe from friends in his hometown of Tarboro, N.C. “Better to call (my name) wrong than not be calling it at all,” Draughn said. “It’s all good.”

Shaun Draughn Enjoying Newfound Stability with San Francisco 49ers

Eight different clubs appear on Shaun Draughn’s NFL transaction log. The focus for the running back is to make the most of his opportunity at destination No. 8 with the San Francisco 49ers. After joining the team on Nov. 2, Draughn rushed for 269 yards and totaled 175 receiving yards in seven games. “I think it was definitely a revitalization of my career."

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