Nov 16, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back T.J. Logan (8) returns a kick-off against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. North Carolina won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

UNC's TJ Logan named ACC Rookie of the Week

The North Carolina Tar Heel’s 80-20 record setting win against Old Dominion on Saturday definitely made headlines, but freshman running back TJ Logan made the best of his opportunity to shine this past weekend.

With UNC’s greatest rushing game since Gio Bernard left after last season, TJ Logan and quarterback Marquise Williams took over the Carolina offense and put up big numbers.

From the ACC: Logan rushed 14 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns in North Carolina’s 80-20 win over Old Dominion. He became the first North Carolina tailback to run for more than 100 yards in a game this season. Logan scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and a 63-yard run.  Logan’s three rushing touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel since Shaun Draughn versus East Carolina in 2010.  Logan also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the third-longest in UNC history and the longest by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium. Logan’s four touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel player since Hakeem Nicks had four (all receiving) versus Boston College in 2008.

Logan spent the first half of the season on the sidelines nursing an injury suffered during camp. Since being active on the roster, Logan has made some very big plays and showing potential very early in his college career.

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