Every college football athlete wants to make the transition from playing on Saturdays to playing on Sundays. The hard work of these former Tar Heels has allowed them to make that leap.
Connor Barth of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the older brother of current University of North Carolina Tar Heel Casey Barth. Connor is a career 80 percent field goal kicker but has connected on seven of eight field goals so far this season.
Jason Brown of the St. Louis Rams has made his mark on the National Football League by starting 80 consecutive games. That is the fifth longest streak among active centers.
Jesse Holley has been a reality television star, the backup point guard on the 2005 men’s basketball team that won the National Championship and is now a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. Holley had three receptions for 96 yards in a Cowboys’ overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Greg Little did not play at all last year, but that didn’t stop him from being drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Browns. Little has improved over the course of the early season including a season-high six reception 57 yard performance Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Little has yet to reach the end zone this season.