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Austin Proehl Made It Back For Senior Day

On Sept. 25, Austin Proehl underwent surgery. His father Ricky, a former Wake Forest receiver who spent 17 years in the NFL, was among the first to greet him following the procedure. He asked Austin then if he planned on returning this season. There was never any doubt. "I told them, 'I want to come back,'" Austin said. "And they all looked at me kind of crazy." (GoHeels.com)

Extra Points: It Matters

Austin Proehl was adamant since having surgery that he would come back, despite caution from the doctors. "I wanted to show guys that it matters. Regardless of our record, with all that's going on on the outside and what people are saying about us, that it matters. I'm not going to just hang it up because of our record. It's bigger than that. It's bigger than me." (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Riding Momentum into Football Season Finale

North Carolina has no chance to play in a bowl game or to have a winning season. On the other hand, the Tar Heels now have two things that seemed just as elusive three weeks ago: momentum and confidence. UNC (3-8) kept the good times rolling in a 65-10 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday, winning for the second week in a row after starting the season 1-8. (Inside Carolina)

Eric Ebron to Mitchell Trubisky: I look forward to kicking your you-know-what

Lions tight end Eric Ebron was heading into his final year at North Carolina. People were already talking about how highly, not if, he'd be drafted. Then one day a freshman quarterback walks into the building, and starts throwing lasers. "He was on the practice squad," Ebron said, "and I was just amazed how well he threw the football." That quarterback? Mitch Trubisky. (MLive.com)

Bruce Carter delivers 400 turkeys to hometown during Jets' off week

Harlowe is a small community near Havelock, quite the opposite of New York City where Bruce Carter plays linebacker for the Jets. But that doesn't keep him from coming home. "To take care of people in this community is a great thing." This is the third year Carter has given turkeys to families in Harlowe. Carter gave away more than 400 turkeys. (WCTI12.com)

Tar Heels clobber Catamounts in home finale

Quarterback Nathan Elliott, in his first home start, threw four touchdown passes as North Carolina trounced Western Carolina 65-10 Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The outcome gave UNC (3-8) a two-game winning streak heading to next Saturday’s finale at NC State. The Tar Heels scored three touchdowns in less than a three-minute span early in the second quarter. (Burlington Times News)

Austin Proehl's Drive to Return

Austin Proehl’s career as a Tar Heel was supposed to be over. When the senior broke his clavicle against Duke on Sept. 23, he was declared “out for season.” But on Saturday there he was. The decision for Proehl to be able to play in the home finale was made earlier in the week, but the Charlotte native said that he knew the moment he stepped onto the road to recovery. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Something Bigger

He didn’t have to come back. Austin Proehl could have packed it in and taken it easy, rested for Pro Day or the Combine and gotten ready for the NFL Draft process. He didn’t have to come back, but he did. For his brothers in the locker room. For his brother in Greenville. For the love of the game. For his last game as a Tar Heel. It’s about something bigger. (Argyle Report)

Austin Proehl Makes Triumphant Return in UNC’s Victory Over Western Carolina

With it being Senior Day at Kenan Stadium, there was no chance Austin Proehl was going to miss an opportunity to put his Tar Heel uniform on one final time in front of the home fans. “He wanted to play, and he wanted to get back out there with his teammates,” coach Larry Fedora said after the game. “So I was happy for him, and happy to see him get that opportunity.” (Chapelboro.com)

Larry Fedora Post-Western Carolina Quotes

Larry Fedora: “I’m proud of our guys, especially the seniors. Our seniors have done a tremendous job of keeping the locker room positive and keeping our guys playing hard no matter what the situation was. I said it from the beginning, these guys love each other and play hard for each other and I’m proud to have coached them this year and we have one more to finish it up.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Western Carolina Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina routed FCS member Western Carolina, 65-10, on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, giving the Tar Heels consecutive wins for the first time since last November. Austin Proehl, Nathan Elliott, Josh Cabrera, and Michael Carter discuss their victory and more following the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels End Season at Kenan Stadium With 65-10 Drubbing of Western Carolina

Saturday saw the UNC football team pick up its first home victory this season, as the Tar Heels rolled to a 65-10 demolition over Western Carolina. It was the final game at Kenan Stadium for the UNC seniors, but it also marked the first career home start for sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott–who led the Tar Heels to a win at Pittsburgh last week in his first start. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Game Highlights - UNC 65, Western Carolina 10

Highlights of North Carolina's 65-10 Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day victory over Western Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 65-10 win over Western Carolina on Senior Day in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Western Carolina

On a day when almost everything went right, it was fitting to have receiver Austin Proehl back on the field. The senior has worked hard to come back from what was thought to be a season-ending collarbone injury. Proehl had three catches for 52 yards in his return. Put UNC's last two victories together, and now the Tar Heels have the opportunity to go to Raleigh with momentum. (GoHeels.com)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Western Carolina: 10
Sat, Nov 18 Box Score

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia28
at #2 Miami44
FINAL

Delaware State6
at Florida State77
FINAL

The Citadel3
at #3 Clemson61
FINAL

Pittsburgh14
at Virginia Tech20
FINAL

Western Carolina10
at North Carolina65
FINAL

Syracuse10
at Louisville56
FINAL

Georgia Tech20
at Duke43
FINAL

Boston College39
at Connecticut16
FINAL

#22 NC State24
at Wake Forest30
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami7-010-0
(24) Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
Virginia3-46-5
Duke2-55-6
Pittsburgh2-54-7
North Carolina1-63-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-110-1
NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Louisville4-47-4
Boston College3-46-5
Florida State3-54-6
Syracuse2-54-7


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