ATLANTA — In the preseason, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora challenged tight end Eric Ebron to get 12 touchdown receptions this season. After UNC’s 28-10 loss to Georgia Tech, the task is a little less daunting.
Ebron, who came into the game without a touchdown reception this season, broke his scoreless streak late in the first quarter to extend UNC’s early lead, 13-0.
“Eric made a lot of plays for us today,” Fedora said, “and then they started changing up coverage wise what they were doing to kind of take it away from him.
Ebron inked his name in the season’s statistic with a one-handed grab on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Bryn Renner that likely left NFL scouts salivating at his potential.
“I saw that in the air, it’s just either go get it or look like a loser,” Ebron said of Renner’s pass. “So I’d rather go get it.”