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UNC played their annual spring game at Fetzer Field.
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Elliott, Mollette Shine In Spring Football Game
Release: 04/08/2017

CHAPEL HILL - Sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott threw three touchdown passes and redshirt freshman Juval Mollette had three scoring catches as the Tar Heels wrapped up their spring practice with the annual Spring Football Game.  The game was played at Fetzer Field due to field construction to Kenan Stadium.  

The defense also had its share of highlights as senior defensive end Dajaun Drennon registered three sacks and safety D.J. Ford had 13 tackles.  Using a unique scoring system, which awarded points to both teams based on yards gained on certain downs and distances, the defense ultimately prevailed in the scrimmage.

"I thought it was a good day," said head coach Larry Fedora.  "We didn't have any turnovers so it was pretty clean out there.  Both sides of the ball did some good things and it was a good way to end spring practice."

Elliott, the only returning quarterback with any college experience, completed eight of 12 pass attempts for 213 yards and touchdown passes to Roscoe Johnson (30 yards), Austin Proehl (65 yards) and Mollette (33 yards).

Redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt took the opening snaps at quarterback and hit Proehl on his first attempt for 20 yards.  Surratt, a native of Denver, N.C., finished 5 of 14, but was productive in leading the offense and later had completions of 29 yards to Anthony Ratliff-Williams and a 16-yard strike to Proehl.  

Logan Byrd, a redshirt freshman from Warner Robins, Ga., finished with 120 yards, including a 21-yard scoring pass to Mollette on the game's final play.  Byrd completed 12 of 21 pass attempts.

Mollette, who has battled injury through his first two years with the Tar Heels, had an outstanding day with seven catches for 100 yards and the three scores.  

Proehl, Carolina's most veteran offensive skill position player, had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.


UNC Spring Scrimmage Stats

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Scoring Plays:

25-yard field goal by Freeman Jones

30-yard touchdown pass to Roscoe Johnson from Nathan Elliott

48-yard field goal by Freeman Jones

65-yard touchdown pass to Austin Proehl from Nathan Elliott

11-yard touchdown run by Darius Graves

33-yard touchdown pass to Juval Mollette from Nathan Elliott

17-yard touchdown pass to Juval Mollette from Manny Miles

41-yard field goal by Freeman Jones

21-yard touchdown pass to Juval Mollette from Logan Byrd


Nathan Elliot: 8-12, 213 Yards, 3 Touchdowns

Chazz Surratt: 5-14, 90 Yards

Logan Byrd: 12-21, 120 Yards, 1 Touchdown

Manny Miles: 3-8, 41 Yards, 1 Touchdown


Jacob Schmidt- 70 Yards, 16 Carries

Darius Graves- 65 Yards, 21 Carries, 1 Touchdown

Michael Carter- 31 Yards, 9 Carries

Logan Byrd- 31 Yards, 9 Carries

Antonio James- 30 Yards, 6 Carries

Manny Miles- 13 Yards, 3 Carries

Chazz Surratt- 10 Yards, 4 Carries

Nathan Elliot- 2 Yards, 3 Carries


Austin Proehl: 4 catches, 109 Yards, 1 Touchdown

Thomas Jackson: 25 Yards

Roscoe Johnson: 3 catches, 88 yards, 1

Juval Mollette: 7 catches, 100 Yards, 3 touchdowns

Josh Cabrera: 3 catches, 30 yards

J.T. Cauthen: 2 catches, 23 yards

Thomas Jackson: 2 catches, 21 yards


D.J. Ford: 13 total

J.K.Britt: 9 total

Ayden Bonilla: 10 total

Miles Wolfolk: 7

Andre Smith: 7

Jason Strowbridge: 5

Malik Carney: 5

Dajaun Drennon: 5

Allen Cater: 5

Sacks: Drennon-3, Strowbridge-1, Dalton-1, Sheridan-1

PBU: Goins-2, Brown-2, Shaw-1, Drennon-1, Stewart-1 ,Powell-1, Wolfolk-1

TFL: Fox:1-1, Bonilla: 1-2


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