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2013 NFL Draft: Gio Bernard First RB Taken in 2nd Round by Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals have selected former North Carolina Tar Heel running back Giovani Bernard with the 37th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Bernard was the first RB taken in the draft, chosen over Alabama running back Eddie Lacy whom most draft nicks had touted as the #1 RB in the draft class. (Keeping It Heel)
NFL Draft 2013: Brennan Williams Drafted By The Houston Texans
The big draft weekend for Tar Heel nation continued late into round three on Friday night as OT Brennan Williams became the fourth North Carolina player selected. This time it was the Houston Texans that landed the 6-5, 318 pound tackle with the 27th pick of the round and 89th overall. Williams will join former teammate TJ Yates in the AFC South Division. (Keeping It Heel)
UNC’s Sylvester Williams reassembled his life
The work wasn’t bad, not for someone who barely graduated from high school and couldn’t name five presidents, or identify most states on a map. Sylvester Williams made about $400 per week at the Modine Manufacturing factory in Jefferson City, Mo., double what he earned at Taco Bell.
This is how his journey to North Carolina and the NFL began, with long nights on an assembly line, building radiators for heavy-duty trucks. Punch the clock at 10:30 p.m. Leave at 7 in the morning. Stand all night. Inside a factory, there isn’t much time for talking. Conversations are internal. And so Williams often asked himself: Is this what I want to do with my life? (News & Observer)
Vikings take UNC G Travis Bond in 7th round
The Minnesota Vikings have taken North Carolina guard Travis Bond with the 214th overall draft in the seventh round.
Bond is big for a guard, listed at 6-foot-6 and 329 pounds. He weighed 372 pounds at the end of his junior year before slimming down for his final season with the Tar Heels. (Knox News)