North Carolina Tar Heels‘ leading rusher, senior tailback Johnny White, is done for the season after fracturing his right clavicle in the first half of the Tar Heels’ 37-35 win at Florida State on Saturday.
White was leading the team with 720 yards and was Carolina’s third-leading receiver with 24 catches for 288 yards. He ranks fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yards with an average of 112 per game and sixth in rushing with 80 per game. White also had a team-high seven touchdowns, including the Heels’ first score Saturday on a 6-yard run.
He was injured in the second quarter against the Noles. After a 12-yard gain on a pass reception, the 5-11, 200-pounder was tackled by linebacker Nigel Bradham, who landed hard with all his weight on White’s right shoulder. White played several positions in his career for the Heels, including cornerback. He returned to running back for his senior season but wasn’t expected to get many carries behind seniors Shaun Draughn and Ryan Houston and freshman Giovani Bernard. But Draughn and Houston were held out as part of an NCAA inquiry into eligibility, and Bernard suffered a season-ending knee injury in training camp.
The Tar Heels are still in the Coastal Division race heading into Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech. That’s fairly remarkable as North Carolina has lost 31 players for at least one game this year, including 14 involved with the NCAA’s investigation into allegations of academic misconduct and athletes receiving improper benefits.
The Hokies also will be down a key player as wide receiver Dyrell Roberts suffered a thigh bruise in last Thursday night’s win over Georgia Tech that developed a compartment syndrome. He underwent surgery over the weekend and will be out until at least Virginia Tech’s bowl game.
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