ACC Football Impact Players: North Carolina


Mitch Tribusky: The Tar Heels may have lost senior quarterback Marquise Williams, but that hole was filled the second the clock hit 0:00 in the last game of the season. Tribusky’s 2015 numbers as Williams backup are jaw dropping. He completed 40 of 47 passes for 555 yards, six touchdowns, no interceptions and a QB passer rating of 226.4. It’s Trubisky’s time to shine in Chapel Hill. 

Ryan Switzer: A two-time All-American punt returner, Switzer has developed into All-ACC receiver. He led the Heels with 55 catches for 697 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. His ability to take the it to the house and make defenders miss any time he touches the ball makes Switzer one of the most dynamic play makers in college football. 

Elijah Hood: In his first two seasons in Chapel Hill, Elijah Hood has firmly established himself as the most punishing running back in the ACC. He started all 14 games for the Tar Heels in 2015, rushing 219 times for 1,463 yards – the second-high single-season total in UNC history. He ranked second in the ACC in rushing touchdowns (17), yards per carry (6.7) and had eight 100+ yard games on his way to being named second-team All-ACC.