That season, the Tar Heels went 11-1 and won their last ACC title in 1980, while Taylor was a unanimous All-American and ACC Player of the Year. By the end of his career, he had tallied 21 sacks, 33 tackles for loss and 192 tackles.
Taylor went on to play for the New York Giants from 1981-1993 as a No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He then became a two-time Super Bowl champion and 10-time Pro Bowler.
104. Julius Peppers (defensive end, 1999-2001)
Peppers was a dual threat during his collegiate career. He led the FBS in sacks in 2000 — and also played 56 career games for UNC’s basketball program.
Peppers also led the ACC and set a school single-season record with 24 tackles for loss in 2000. By the end of his career, he was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2001 and won the Bednarik and Lombardi awards, becoming the first UNC defensive player to win a national college football award.
Peppers, who also was a legend for the Carolina Panthers, finished his collegiate career with 30.5 sacks and 53 tackles for loss.
Similar to Taylor, Peppers was a No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft. The nine-time Pro Bowler played for the Panthers from 2002-2009, then for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers before returning to Carolina from 2017-2018.
133. Charlie Justice (running back, 1946-49)
Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice was one of the greatest players in college football history to never win a Heisman, though he was nominated twice. In his junior season, he finished second to SMU junior Doak Walker, and was the runner-up to Notre Dame’s Leon Hart the next year.
Justice finished his career as a two-time All-American. His school total-offense record of 4,871 yards remained unbroken for 45 seasons, and a statue of him stands outside of Kenan Stadium.
In his college career, Justice tallied 2,634 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns. He went on to play for the Washington Redskins in 1950 and 1952-1954.
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