Following UNC’s big win over Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, Keeping It Heel handed out some helmet stickers to outstanding Tar Heels.
Ryan Switzer (3 punt returns, 83 yards, TD and 3 receptions for 22 yards)
Switzer was named MVP of the Belk Bowl for his outstanding performance on special teams and there is no doubt he deserves a helmet sticker. Switz is a fan favorite among the Tar Heel faithful, and backs up his attitude and on-field swagger with amazing returns and electric play. Switzer also tied an NCAA record for punt returns in a season with his fifth in the Belk Bowl. He has UNC fans salivating at what he will bring the next two or three years to the Carolina offense and special teams units.
TJ Logan (3 kick returns, 120 yards, TD and 15 carries for 77 yards)
Logan is the other half of the Tar Heel’s special teams duo. The best part about Switzer and Logan? They are both freshman and will continue to get better for UNC. Logan turned in a gem of a game not just on special teams however, but also running the football. Logan averaged over five yards a carry in the Belk Bowl and looked really good running the read option with Marquise Williams. Nice game by the freshman running back.
Tre Boston (Interception and nine tackles)
Boston was challenged all year by UNC’s coaching staff to step up his play and be a leader. In the Belk Bowl, the coaches had to be pleased with Boston’s all around performance and effort. Boston had to learn linebacker for the Belk Bowl because of so many injuries, but he played the position well and finished with a team high nine tackles. Boston even got an interception in the fourth quarter to cap off a great career in UNC Blue.
Brandon Ellerbe and Nathan Staub (Combined 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks)
These two young linebackers were forced into the lineup after injuries ravaged the Heel’s original linebacking core. Jeff Schoettmer and Travis Hughes were limited by injuries, so these two young guys had to step up, and they did. Ellerbe got the assist on the big safety in the first quarter, and Staub played like a veteran and had one of his best games of the season. Great job by these two in stepping up big time and helping the Tar Heels to victory.