Oct 17, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs for a touchdown as Miami Hurricanes defensive back Antonio Crawford (21) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Ebron Top Five Plays This Season

Yesterday we learned that Eric Ebron will forgo his final year of eligibility at Carolina to enter the NFL Draft. Therefore, Saturday’s game against Duke will be Ebron’s last in Kenan Stadium. The decision makes a lot of sense for Ebron, but Tar Heel fans will still be sad to see him go. Ebron’s stock was highest after the Miami game, where in front of a national audience he put on a show worthy of a first round pick. He has cooled off a bit since then, but has dealt with some nagging injuries and is trying to save himself for the final two games in UNC’s season. Regardless, Eric Ebron is a talented player who should have a nice career waiting for himself in the NFL.

In honor of number 85, Keeping It Heel put together a Top Five Eric Ebron plays list. They rank from fifth to first, and all come from Ebron’s junior season at Carolina.

Number Five
This play is still fresh in our minds, as it happened only a few weekends ago. Ebron was lined up in the slot and just outran the entire Pittsburgh secondary for a 66 yard play.

Go to 2:55 mark in the video

Number Four
This play was early in the Miami game, and sparked the crowd and the team. Once again, Ebron shows his crazy fast speed out running the Miami defenders.

Number Three
This one was from early in the season against Virginia Tech on the road in Blacksburg. Look at how high Ebron gets to catch this TD and how he out-muscles all the VT defenders for control of the ball.

Number Two
Look at how talented Ebron is and how soft his hands are. This was the play of the Miami game and catapulted Ebron’s draft stock up a couple notches. This is an NFL-caliber play for sure.

Number One
The jury is out on which one of the last two plays should be number one. I almost put the last one at the top for Rece Davis’s reaction, but the GT play gets the honor because its a touchdown catch and his focus after he bobbled the ball.

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