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Three Tar Heels Sign With NFL Teams
Three North Carolina players signed free agent contracts with NFL teams in the days after the draft. Linebacker Kevin Reddick signed with New Orleans, place-kicker...

Making Plays
In the second year of the Larry Fedora era, the wide receiver position remains vital to ensure the success of the up-tempo spread offense. The...

Erik Highsmith is on his way
Erik Highsmith took his first step toward fulfilling his dream of playing in the NFL. Highsmith caught a pass for seven yards in Saturday’s East-West...

Erik Highsmith To Play In East-West Shrine Game
UNC wide receiver Erik Highsmith has accepted an invitation to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game. The Game will be held January 19, 2013...

Video: UNC Football Players Write Letters to the Troops
At the beginning of the season, Coach Gunter Brewer started a letter writing campaign to military personnel. Players, like Jheranie Boyd and Erik Highsmith, write...

Lessons Learned: North Carolina 45, Maryland 38
Giovani Bernard's got a decision to make: Larry Fedora said he'd sit down with his star redshirt sophomore running back this morning to have the...

ACC Week 13: Did you know?
The Tar Heels are saying goodbye to some pretty outstanding seniors. OG Jonathan Cooper (46), LB Kevin Reddick (42) and WR Erik Highsmith (41) have...

Quinshad Davis receiving passes, praise
When asked to single out one of his freshman teammates, senior wide receiver Erik Highsmith didn’t hesitate. “I like Quinshad Davis,” Highsmith said, about two...

Underdog ECU moves on to Chapel Hill
While East Carolina comes in on a positive, the Tar Heels have lost two in a row. First came the disappointment against Wake Forest. Then...

Sunday Storylines: The What Ifs
Carolina came up just short of pulling off a furious comeback Saturday. Erik Highsmith was unable to hold on to what would have been the...

Furious Finish for UNC-Louisville
Four yards short. With 1:44 left on the clock, North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner’s fourth-down pass attempt to Erik Highsmith fell to the end zone...

DeCock: UNC receivers Highsmith, Boyd take charge
Going into Saturday’s ACC opener at Wake Forest, Erik Highsmith and Jheranie Boyd are a long way from the confused freshmen who found themselves on...

Short-handed Tar Heels to play catch as catch can
To keep the no-huddle spread offense moving as quickly and efficiently as possible, offensive coordinator Blake Anderson hopes to use eight or nine different wide...

UNC receiving corps gets help from lacrosse, track teams
Although veteran scholarship players Erik Highsmith, Jheranie Boyd and Sean Tapley will get the bulk of the work during Saturday’s season opener against Elon, UNC...

Erik Highsmith primed for big senior year
Erik Highsmith is ready to take on the role as the Tar Heels’ go-to receiver. “I think my role is to be that No. 1...

Tar Heels find help at wide receiver
Erik Highsmith, UNC's No. 1 receiver, was riding an exercise bike on the sideline. Nearby, celebrated freshman receiver Quinshad Davis had his gloves on but...

Erik Highsmith looks to fill void
As a senior who has been in UNC's offensive rotation since the early days of his freshman season, Erik Highsmith is no stranger to expectations...

Tar Heels running thin at wide receiver
It’s not a good sign when the number of quarterbacks at practice is almost equal to the number of receivers. Yet that was the case...

UNC’s depth at receiver becoming an issue
A college football practice field can seem like a difficult place to be alone, what with the more than 100 players and all the coaches,...

Erik Highsmith: Aiming High
Erik Highsmith enters his senior year with 113 receptions for 1,499 yards and 10 touchdowns in his college career, ranking just outside UNC’s all-time top...

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